Hannah Storm and Dan Hicks pose for a photo on June 12, 2001. Photo courtesy of NBC

Photo courtesy of NBC

A basketball standout at Sabino High in 1980, and a 1984 UA grad, Hicks began his career humbly, as the public address announcer for UA baseball games at Kindall/Sancet Field, and as the press box announcer at Arizona Stadium in the late 1980s. After a stint as weekend anchor at Channel 4, Hicks was hired by CNN in 1989. By 1992, he was working for NBC and for the last quarter-century has been NBC’s lead golf announcer and Olympics swimming play-by-play voice as well as working NFL broadcasts for two decades.

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