Lipman Named NSSA Sportscaster of the Year for Third Time

SALISBURY, N.C. – Bob Lipman, the voice of University of New Hampshire football, has been named the New Hampshire Sportscaster of the Year, announced Tuesday, Jan. 8 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). The award is the third for Lipman (1999, 2006) and he will be honored at the NSSA Awards Program in Salisbury, N.C., held from June 8-10.

Lipman entered his second year on the network and first year as play-by-play announcer in the fall of 2012. After working alongside UNH Hall of Famer Jim Jeannotte as color commentator in 2011, Lipman assumed the role of Voice of the Wildcats this past season. The East Brunswick, N.J., native and Concord, N.H., resident has been broadcasting New Hampshire sports since 1984, including the past nine years with the Eastern League's New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, and 10 seasons (2001-10) as part of the Dartmouth College football broadcast team. The Vanderbilt University graduate is the operations manager at WTPL Radio in Concord, where he also works as the producer and co-host of the Bob Lobel Show.

Al Pike of the Foster’s Daily Democrat and Allen Lessels of the Union Leader were honored as Co-Sports Writers of the Year for New Hampshire. Pike was honored for the first time in his career while Lessels was tabbed for the 10th time, a New Hampshire state record.

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