We’ve just learned that CSN Bay Area’s Scott Reiss will join the Stanford football radio broadcast team, replacing former Stanford play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming. Reiss joins former Stanford quarterback Todd Husak, who remains as the color analyst.
Flemming announced he would no longer call Stanford games in July.
“The main factor is I have been doing so much work, I needed to figure out a way to cut back on my schedule,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday.
Flemming, 37, is one of the busiest sports broadcasters in the country. Besides his work on Stanford football the past six years, he handles play-by-play for the Giants, Pac-12 Network football and college basketball for ESPN. In the past year, he also worked NBA games for ESPN.
“Basketball has gotten to be a huge part of my schedule,” he said. “I was juggling all this stuff, and I felt if I couldn’t make a full-time commitment to the Stanford thing, it was best if I stepped aside.”
You can add the Little League World Series to the hip hop legend’s extensive list of announcing duties. Flemming is currently in Williamsport calling games for ESPN, leaving Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow to hold down the fort through the rest of this week as the San Francisco Giants play out the string.
Like Flemming, Reiss is also a Stanford grad. He came to CSN Bay Area in 2008 after working at ESPN for eight years, and can also be heard on 95.7 FM “The Game,” where he serves as a fill-in host as well as the host of “Bay Area College Gameday.” And as you can see from the tweet below, Reiss has Cardinal spirit to spare.
— Scott Reiss (@ScottReissCSN) June 13, 2013