In his open-air perch above Death Valley’s north end zone, Dan Borné settles in. Although he’s announced football games for almost three decades, the 67-year-old still gets antsy and excited before the first home game. He holds the black, fuzzy microphone close to his thin lips and takes a breath.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s Saturday night in Death Valley, and here come your fighting Tigers of LSU.”
When he isn’t peering through binoculars and announcing corporate sponsors, the Voice of Tiger Stadium is president of the Louisiana Chemical Association and a Catholic deacon.
Borné has called 182 football games since he started working for LSU Athletics. In 1985, Sid Crocker retired his microphone, and Borné wrote a letter. read more