Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The voice choice: Area hopefuls try out for Citadel public address announcer position

The Citadel's open tryouts for a new public-address announcer at basketball games Monday night were kind of like American Idol -- if you subtract all the glitz and glamour, J. Lo and Steven Tyler and millions of TV viewers.

The fundamentals were there, though: Nervous contestants facing a panel of judges while trying to safely pronounce "Dylan Setzekorn for three!"

Twenty-one hopefuls, all male, turned out at McAlister Field House to try out for the job of replacing longtime Citadel announcer Sam Evans, who is retiring this year after 27 years at courtside.

The job pays $50 dollars a game for 14 home games this season, and the winner will debut before what's sure to be one of the biggest crowds of the season -- the regular season home opener Nov. 16 against Clemson.

read the whole story by Jeff Hartsell here

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