Jack Ankerson ’64 lends his voice to sports announcing

A feature story about alumnus Jack Ankerson ’64 of Norfolk, Virginia, “Once a pro hoops executive, Jack Ankerson has become the ‘Voice of Hampton Roads Sports,’ “ was published by The Virginian-Pilot online, July 8.

Ankerson majored in history at Ripon College and is a Ripon Athletics Hall of Famer. For years, he has been a sports announcer for the men’s and women’s basketball, football, baseball and soccer games at Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan University; the Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles; and other area sporting events.

He once was drafted by the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals as a record-setting quarterback; and had served as general manager of the San Antonio Spurs and Virginia Squires, vice president of operations for the Admirals, general manager of the former Hampton Roads Mariners soccer team and executive director of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission.

(Photo by Stephen M. Katz, courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot)


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