Enberg will speak in the Pavilion Club before the game, join UCLA’s radio broadcast for a segment in the first half and ESPN’s telecast for a portion of the second half.
UCLA will honor Enberg at halftime with a video tribute and special gifts and he will address the crowd from center court.
Every student in attendance will receive an exclusive “Oh My!” Dick Enberg Night T-shirt, incorporating his signature phrase.
Enberg announced UCLA basketball games on KTLA-TV Channel 5 in the 1960s and 1970s, a position he said “was absolutely responsible for NBC hiring me.”
“The people at NBC were aware that I was an announcer for the Angels and Rams, but it was UCLA that got me the job,” Enberg told the Los Angeles Times in a 2007 interview.
Enberg still refers to the late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden as, The greatest man I’ve ever known other than my own father.”
Enberg spent 25 years with NBC, including calling multiple Final Fours, Wimbledon and French Open tennis tournaments, Super Bowls and Rose Bowls. He later spent 11 years with CBS as an announcer on NFL, college basketball and U.S. Open tennis broadcasts.
The 82-year-old Enberg retired at the conclusion of the 2016 baseball season, his seventh as the primary play-by-play broadcaster for the San Diego Padres telecasts.
—City News Service
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