Greatest voices of the Southeastern Conference
1. Larry Munson
Nicknamed “The 12th Man,” Munson is an old-style “homer” for Georgia football whose many calls in dramatic moments have become classics. Munson joined the SEC in 1947 at Vanderbilt and then went to Georgia in 1966. His gravely voice is one of the most distinctive around. Munson to his beloved Bulldogs: “Hunker down, you hairy Dogs.” Hear Munson make the call
2. Cawood Ledford
The Rupp Arena court is named in honor of Kentucky’s late basketball announcer. Ledford was named the nation’s top college basketball announcer four times and broadcasted the Final Four on national radio for 18 years. After Duke’s thrilling NCAA Tournament victory over Kentucky in 1992, Mike Kryzewski spoke with Ledford first.
From YouTube, “A Tribute to Cawood Ledford”
3. John Ward
When Tennessee’s legendary voice said, “It’s football time in Tennessee,” it was game on. Tennessee touchdowns were rewarded with “Give him six!” With a towel around his neck, Ward was the Vols’ voice for 31 years. He spent it all with color commentator Bill Anderson, making them the longest-running broadcast partnership in college football. Hear John Ward make the call.