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City of Albuquerque/ABQ RIDE Inducts Legendary New Mexico Sportscaster Connie Alexander into Albuquerque's Wall of Fame

Onetime Prodigy went from Local Sports to Lobos to National Sports Scene

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 25, 2019
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Where

Alvarado Transportation Center Rotunda
100 First St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-724-3100

Description

Legendary New Mexico sportscaster Connie Alexander will be posthumously inducted into Albuquerque's Wall of Fame, 11 a.m. on.Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at the Alvarado Transportation Center at 1st St. SW and Central.

At one time, he was the major sports announcer in Albuquerque; the voice of almost every sporting event from high school sports to Lobo football and basketball. Then he became one of the key voices for the Humble Oil Southwest Conference Football Network, once one of the largest college football networks. That turned into announcing some of history’s biggest college football and basketball games.

Not only did he broadcast local high school football and basketball in the 1950s, he also was the voice of Lobo football and basketball for eight years. He joined the Humble Network in 1962 and stayed until the dissolution of the Southwest Conference.

Connie announced some of the greatest games in sports history, such as 1969’s “Game of the Century” between Texas and Arkansas. He called ten Cotton Bowls, six Sun Bowls and NFL playoff games for CBS and the NCAA basketball playoffs, often teaming with the dean of basketball coaches, John Wooden

He was chosen New Mexico Sportscaster of the year from 1960-1962 by the National Sports Media Association. In 1969, he was also chosen Sportscaster of the Year in Texas.

Legendary New Mexico basketball coach Jim Hulsman, a high school classmate of Connie's is scheduled to speak.

An archive of Connie's many broadcasts can be found at https://libvideo.unm.edu/?q=taxonomy/term/35&page=1

Connie Alexander black and white.jpg

 

Price

Free

Contact

Rick DeReyes-Public Information Officer-ABQ RIDE
505-724-3149