Fischer Claims 26th Indiana Sportscaster of the Year Honor
Jan. 11, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The legendary `Voice of the Hoosiers' Don Fischer has been named Indiana Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (NSSA) for the third straight year.
It marks the 26th time in Fischer's 39 year-tenure as Indiana University's football and men's basketball radio play-by-play man he has been recognized as the state's top sportscaster, and the 22nd time by the NSSA. He has now won the honor four times in the last five years.
Fischer has won numerous awards for best play-by-play performance, and he has been honored by Indiana University with the J.W. Bill Orwig Medal, that goes to non-alumni for distinguished service to the University. He also has been named an honorary "I" Man.
In October of 2010, Fischer was one of eight inductees into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame. The Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association inducted Fischer into its Hall of Fame in 2004.
Fischer has done the play-by-play for more than 1,600 games, including three NCAA basketball championships and eight bowl games.
He hosts the weekly Coaches show for both football and basketball and a daily radio show, "IU Sports Today," which is syndicated throughout the state. Fischer has also anchored the Indianapolis Colts pre-season telecasts for the past 17 years.
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