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Virginia Tech’s Evan Hughes honored with 2021 Jim Nantz Award

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. How does someone develop into the top collegiate sports broadcaster? For Evan Hughes, it was a journey that began as a 12-year-old when he volunteered as the public address announcer for his sister’s all-star softball games. There’s one moment that still sticks...
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Watch: Jim Nantz nails call of Phil Mickelson winning PGA Championship

Jim Nantz is known for his final calls as golfers win majors, and he really nailed it with his Phil Mickelson call on Sunday. Mickelson won the PGA Championship for the second time in his career and first since 2005. At 50 years old, he also became the oldest golfer ever to win a major.
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The Jim Nantz call for an improbable Mickelson PGA Championship win: “Phil defeats Father Time!”

In one of the most unlikely, unexpected results in a golf major in a very long time, Phil Mickelson won his second career PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course. Mickelson is 50 years old, and with the victory became the oldest player to win a men’s major championship, a record unlikely to be broken any time soon. (Unless Phil does it himself, to be honest; after this week it’d be hard to rule that out completely.) It had been eight years since his last major (the 2013 British Open), and there had only been a couple of close calls since (the 2014 PGA and the 2016 British, specifically.)
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After a Memorable Masters, We Revisit Rush Talking with Jim Nantz

JASON: Isn’t it great that the Masters golf tournament — if you’re a golfer like Rush was and I am — stood up to this nonsense and said (summarized), “We’re not gonna follow Major League Baseball. We actually have a spine! We’re not gonna do what you did.” I mean, to move the Masters obviously was just a tad counterintuitive, given that it’s the Masters because it’s in Augusta.
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Fred Couples, Who Teamed With Jim Nantz in College, Just Fixed a Mistake He Had ‘No Clue’ He Made at Augusta National After Winning The Masters in 1992

It’s certainly no secret that The Masters has a number of traditions, one of which is the winner donating a club used during their victory to Augusta National. It’s a tradition that began with the very first edition of The Masters in 1934 when champion Horton Smith gave up his putter. The following year, Gene Sarazen donated the ball he used to make his famous albatross at the 15th on the way to victory but after that, every champion donated a club to Augusta…all but one, that being 1992 champ and former No. 1 player in the world, Fred Couples.
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It's the Masters that keeps long-time CBS broadcasters Jim Nantz, Verne Lundquist coming back

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Masters television coverage shifts from ESPN to CBS for the weekend, starting at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. This will be the 66th straight year CBS televises the Masters, the longest partnership in sports television history. Ever since the first telecast in 1956, the deal between the network and Augusta National Golf Club has been on an unbroken string of one-year contracts.
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Courtside Call: Jim Nantz checks the Jazz box score in the morning

In between preparing for the Final Four and The Masters, Jim Nantz will always check one thing in the morning - the Jazz’s box score. The CBS broadcaster caught up with his colleague Craig Bolerjack in the first episode of Courtside Call. Here’s a rundown of this week’s episode:. Intros.
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Jim Nantz Hasn't Given Out a Tie Since 2016

Back in 2017, Jim Nantz told The Big Lead the real story of his tie giveaway. The TL;DR version is this: it was never meant to be a tradition or seen by the public. It was born out of a relationship with then-Florida Gator Corey Brewer, a player on a team full of famous sons, whose own father was unable to attend the Final Four because of a medical issue.
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Jim Nantz Always Carries a Bizarre Photo in His Wallet to Ensure His Breakfast Arrives ‘Black and Scary’

Jim Nantz is one of the most universally beloved broadcasters in all of sports media, but his unique quirk regarding his breakfast order might have fans thinking differently about his pristine persona. Everywhere he goes Nantz carries around a laminated photo of burnt toast in his wallet. Why? Because he loves his toast “black and scary,” and servers can’t appease his specific demands unless they have a detailed visual at their disposal.
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Jim Nantz: Gonzaga-UCLA is 'maybe the greatest' CBB game ever over 1992 Duke-Kentucky

Whereas the first of two Final Four showdowns on Saturday night proved to be a bit of a clunker, with Baylor leading Houston by 25 points at the end of the first half and ultimately winning by 19, the second contest was anything but. The lead seesawed between Gonzaga and UCLA, with just a single point separating the two teams at the end of the first half and constant back-and-forth action all throughout the remaining time in regulation. With every passing minute, the play intensified, leading up to the biggest charge call we may ever see.