"The Voice of the Florida Gators"
With an exciting and enthusiastic play-by-play style, Mick Hubert is in his 23rd season as the Voice of the Florida Gators. His trademark call, "Oh My" is synonymous to listeners who know something good has just happened.
His play by play broadcasts have included football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and gymnastics. He hosts the weekly call-in show Gator Hotline and the weekly coaches television shows, Florida Football with Will Muschamp and Florida Basketball with Billy Donovan.
Hubert joined the University Athletic Association and the Gator Radio Network in 1989 after serving as the Sports Director for WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio for 10 years. He was the sports anchor on the nightly TV newscasts as well as the Voice of the Dayton Flyers. He worked as the play by play announcer of NCAA Tournament basketball games on ESPN from 1986-90. He began his broadcasting career at WMBD Radio and TV in Peoria, Illinois where he worked for three years and was the play by play announcer for Bradley University.
He has been listed among Dick Vitale's Sweet Sixteen of play by play announcers for college athletics. He has also received two television Emmy Awards for his work. He enjoys speaking to church groups, playing golf and relaxing at the beach.
He graduated from Illinois State University in 1976 with a degree in broadcasting and received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1995. His wife, Judi, is a kindergarten teacher at Martha Manson Academy at Oak Hall School. Both he and his wife are natives of St. Anne, Illinois.
Back in the analyst's chair for a eighth-straight season is former Gator wide receiver (1971-74) and assistant coach (1978-82) Lee McGriff. McGriff also served as the Gator Radio Network color analyst during the 1982-1993 seasons and returned to the announce booth in 2004.
A walk-on who earned a scholarship his freshman year, McGriff became the first walk-on in UF history to be voted consensus First-Team All-SEC (1974). McGriff earned Second-Team All-SEC honors in 1973 and was also elected a team captain in his senior season. McGriff's son, Travis, earned First-Team All-SEC honors as a Gator wide receiver in 1998, making the McGriff's one of only two father-son combinations ever to earn First-Team All-SEC recognition from the same school (Archie and Eli Manning being the other). Following his career at Florida, McGriff spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL.
McGriff has been partner/owner of McGriff-Williams Insurance Agency in Gainesville since 1983 and resides in Gainesville with his wife Margie. Lee is the proud father of four children and two grandchildren: son Travis (wife Danielle, children Keil and Landri); and daughters Britt, Molly, and Lacey.
Joining the broadcast crew for his second season as a sideline reporter for both the Gator Radio Network and Sun Sports (Breakfast with the Gators presented by Regions Bank) is former Gator running back (1987-91) Brady Ackerman. Ackerman, who was a member of the first SEC Championship team in 1991, also serves as co-host of the pregame and postgame broadcast.
Brady has worked in radio and television for the past 10 years. He currently hosts The Morning Drive, from 7-10am on ESPN Radio in Gainesville and Ocala. Brady lives in Ocala, FL with his wife, Michelle, two sons, Brendan and Preston, and daughter, Gabby.
Former Gator All-American wide receiver Travis McGriff is in his fifth season with Gator Radio Network. McGriff, who played on two SEC Championship teams (1995, 1996), will co-host the pregame, halftime, and postgame shows. First Team All-SEC in 1998, McGriff set the SEC record with 1.357 receiving yards in a single season and is the only player in UF history with two 200-yard receiving games. The Gainesville native played five seasons in the NFL. He currently resides in Gainesville with his wife, Danielle and two children (Keli and Landri).
Mark Wise is in his 14th year providing color commentary for the Gator Basketball Network alongside Mick Hubert, and his 15th year overall as a broadcaster. He brings a total of 13 years of collegiate coaching experience to the network. Eight of those years were spent with Head Coach Lee Rose, at North Carolina-Charlotte, Purdue and the University of South Florida. Mark also was the Head Coach and Athletic Director for three years at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky. Mark is married to Gator Volleyball Head Coach Mary Wise, and they have two children, Matt, and Mitchell.
Gator great Craig Brown returns for his second season providing color commentary for the Gator Basketball Network. Brown, originally from Steelton, PA, graduated from the University of Florida in 1995 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. He was a member of the Florida basketball team from 1990-94, serving as team captain on the 1994 team that advanced to the school’s first-ever Final Four. Brown finished his career at UF as the all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (186), finished 14th in school history in points (1,419), 5th in assists (305) and 3rd in steals (158). He served as the Video Coordinator/Administrative Assistant for UF basketball during the 1995-96 season under Head Coach Lon Kruger, and played professionally overseas in Brazil, China, Hong Kong and France. Recently he served as an Assistant Coach for the men’s basketball team at UCF.
WRUF sports director Steve Russell is in his 12th season as a member of the Gator radio broadcast team for Gator Baseball. Russell earned his telecommunications degree from Florida and has been providing local sports radio and television commentary since 1976. He and his wife Kim have two children, Drew and Jenny.
Tom Morgan, Sports Director at the Florida News Network (FNN), hosts the Sun Sports College Basketball Report while the game broadcasts are produced on site by Steve Woodard and in the studio by Stephen Hartzell.