Will TiemanMen’s Basketball Play-by-Play,
Football Broadcast Host
The 2012 recipient of the "Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting" from the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, Will Tieman enters his 15th overall season as play-by-play voice for the Spartan men’s basketball team. He began his play-by-play work in 1970 as the voice of Miami (OH) University. His career has spanned radio and television including the Big Ten Basketball “Game of the Week”. He has served as a television sports director and hosted numerous syndicated radio series, including the regionally syndicated “This Week in College Basketball” and “The College Basketball Hour” on Sporting News Radio Network. During the season, Tieman hosts a daily three-minute radio series “Time Out with Tom Izzo” featuring a one-on-one interview with MSU head men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo. In 2008 and 2010, Tieman's work was also honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for Best Play-by-Play presentation (MSU vs. Texas 12/20/08).
He returns for his 15th year on the Spartan football broadcast team, serving as broadcast host. During home games at Spartan Stadium, Tieman broadcasts from the Spartan Network’s on-field north endzone game day set. His other football-related activities include hosting the daily statewide series “In the Huddle with Mark Dantonio" and hosting the syndicated “This Week in College Football" series, now in its 22nd season. He has handled play-by-play duties for the national broadcasts of the Citrus Bowl, Blue-Gray All Star Classic, Motor City Bowl/Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and International Bowl. He served as the lead announcer for legendary Coach Eddie Robinson and the Grambling State University National Radio Network (1990-92). Will Tieman was honored with “Best Network Play-by-Play” for his work on the 2007 Motor City Bowl from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. In 2010, Tieman was named Michigan Association of Broadcasters "Associate of the Year." He is Immediate Past President of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.