Fairfield to honor Wolff, Elmore, MacMullan
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Wolff, Len Elmore and Jackie MacMullan, who have been covering college sports for a combined 135 years, will be presented with the third annual “Stags Lifetime Achievement Award: Leader of the Herd” from Fairfield University.
The three will be honored Nov. 10 at a dinner in New York City.
The award is for “distinguished service and lifetime achievement with accuracy and journalistic integrity, while keeping the efforts of the student-athletes at the forefront.”
Wolff, who was presented the Curt Gowdy Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, has been broadcasting for 75 years. The man who called Don Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series and the Baltimore Colts-New York Giants NFL championship game, is the world’s longest-running TV and radio sportscaster at age 93.
Elmore, a high school and college All-America at Power Memorial and Maryland and a graduate of Harvard Law School, is in his 27th year broadcasting college basketball, first at CBS and now at ESPN.
MacMullan, who received the Curt Gowdy Award in 2010, started her writing career in 1982 and is considered one of the country’s top NBA writers, first at the Boston Globe and then for ESPN.com.