Men’s Basketball Play-by-Play, Football Broadcast Host
Will Tieman returns for his 20th overall season as play-byplay voice for the Spartan men’s basketball team. A 2013 inductee into the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Tieman was the MAB's Associate of the Year in 2010 and he was honored in 2012 when he received the Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting from the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. During the basketball season, Tieman hosts the weekly Coach Tom Izzo Show and the daily radio series “Time Out with Tom Izzo”. In 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, Tieman's work with the Spartans earned "Best Network Play-by-Play" from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
He returns for his 20th year on the Spartan football broadcast team, serving as broadcast host. His other football-related duties include hosting the daily statewide series “Inside the Huddle with Mark Dantonio" and hosting the syndicated “This Week in College Football/Basketball" series, now in its 27th season. He began his play-by-play career in 1970 as the voice of Miami (OH) University and his career has spanned radio and television including sports director at CBS Affiliate WLFI-TV, 16 years of radio work from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and national broadcasts of numerous bowl games and college all-star events. He served as the lead announcer for legendary Coach Eddie Robinson and the Grambling State University National Radio Network from 1990-92. A longtime member of the Football Writers and Basketball Writers Association of America, Tieman is a Past President of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. He also hosts the annual radio broadcast of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.