Former CSU quarterback and athletics director Mark Driscoll announced as football color analyst

Former CSU quarterback and athletics director Mark Driscoll announced as football color analyst

Driscoll joins Voice of the Rams Brian Roth in the football radio booth

FORT COLLINS, Colo.— Colorado State University and its athletics multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s Rams Sports Properties, announced today that Mark Driscoll will serve as football color analyst beginning with the 2016 season, joining play-by-play broadcaster Brian Roth.

Driscoll, who played quarterback for the Rams from 1972-75 and served as director of athletics from 2003-06, has maintained a consistent relationship with his alma mater. As a Fort Collins resident for more than 40 years, Driscoll has served as an assistant coach for the Rams and later served as football color commentator for the Colorado State Sports Network radio broadcasts in 2002.
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“Mark Driscoll has a long association with Colorado State University and in particular with our football program,” said CSU Athletics Director Joe Parker. “We are thrilled to have Mark re-join our football radio broadcast team this season to provide his unique insight and analysis for our fans.”

Prior to his appointment by CSU Athletics in 2003, Driscoll spent nine years as president of First National Bank and in 2002 became the president of First National of Colorado, Inc., serving as the chief operating officer of a bank holding company owning multiple banks. He returned to his previous position as First National Bank president in 2006 following his three-year stint leading the Colorado State University athletics department. Driscoll earned both his bachelor’s (business administration, 1976) and master’s (business administration, 1988) degrees from CSU. He and his wife, Neyla, have three children and two grandchildren.

“I am thrilled to return to the booth with Brian Roth to broadcast Rams football games this season,” Driscoll said. “From saying farewell to Hughes Stadium to the buzz about the new on-campus stadium to the excitement Coach Bobo is building around the football program in his second season, there’s never been a better time to share the Rams’ stories. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share those stories with Rams fans across the state.”

The Rams also will have a new home on the radio dial this season. It was announced in April that Fort Collins-based Townsquare Media Northern Colorado’s KARS “Rock 102.9” FM will serve as the Rams’ flagship station, while Denver-area affiliate Mile High Sports KDCO 1340 AM and 104.7 FM will carry all football and men’s basketball games, as well as select women’s basketball games and the CSU coaches’ radio shows.

Colorado State will kick off the 2016 season on the Rams Radio Network on Friday, Sept. 2, against Colorado in the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver, at 6 p.m. Season tickets, three-game mini-plans and single-game tickets are available online at CSURams.com/tickets, by phone at 800-491-RAMS (7267) or in person at the McGraw Athletic Center ticket or the Ram Zone retail outlet in Old Town Fort Collins.