'Touchdown Beavers' Parker Grabs Fifth Sportscaster of the Year award

Feb. 19, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. -

“Touchdown Beavers.”  “The Beavers are the National Champions.”


Oregon State University Athletics is proud to announce that the “voice of the Beavers” Mike Parker has been named for the fifth time the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Oregon Broadcaster of the Year.


'I’m honored to be recognized by my peers and continue to be thankful to have the opportunity to call football, basketball and baseball games for the Beavers,” Parker said.  “As a kid that's all I dreamed about doing and to get to live out that dream at Oregon State is really special.'


Parker has been behind the microphone for some Oregon State’s top athletic moments in school history.  He has announced to “Beaver Nation” two baseball national championships, eight bowl games and served as the master of ceremonies at numerous events.  He also currently serves as the play-by-play voice of the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League.   


Parker, who last one this prestigious award in 2006, is a 1982 graduate of the University of Oregon.  His broadcasting experience also includes hosting the post-game radio show for the Portland Trail Blazers, the play-by-play voice of the Portland Beavers and hosting several other talk shows in the Portland, Ore., market.


You can listen to Parker Thursday night over the Beaver Sports Network when the men’s basketball team hosts the Stanford Cardinal at 7 p.m. from legendary Gill Coliseum.  There is no live or delayed television coverage for the game.  For tickets follow this link, call 1-800-Go-BEAVS or visit the ticket office in Gill.


Support Oregon State University Athletics by making your tax deductible donation to the Beaver Athletic Student Fund.  For more information follow this link or call 541-737-2370.  You can make an “everyday champion.”



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