Chris Shovlin Talks RMU Basketball, Calling His 1000th Game, & The Coronavirus

The 2019-20 season has had its highs and lows for the Robert Morris Colonials mens’ basketball team, and longtime announcer Chris Shovlin was there for them–along with his own highs and lows.

The Beaver County Radio alum and BC Sports Hall Of Famer joined Matt Drzik and Greg Benedetti on the March 14 edition of the Saturday Sports Slam to talk about the high of Robert Morris’ victory over St. Francis (PA) in the NEC tournament on March 10, only to compound it with the low of the shutdown of the NCAA tournament–for which they had qualified–two days later due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Shovlin, who has been calling games for Robert Morris since 1987, also touched upon calling his 1,000th NCAA Division 1 basketball game earlier this season, and how he nearly achieved 1,000 with the Colonials alone–if not for early season back surgery and the aforementioned coronavirus. Shovlin was honored with a spot in the Robert Morris Athletic Hall Of Fame in 2012.

To listen to the full conversation between Chris, Greg, and Matt, click on the player below!