Paul Crane Guests on the A-Sun Insider Feb. 7

Thursday, February 06, 2014

MACON, GA – A-Sun women’s basketball play-by-play announcer Paul Crane will be the next guest on the Atlantic Sun Insider segment on FOX Sports 1670 AM, Friday, February 7.

The Insider segment airs at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Crane is in his sixth season of calling A-Sun basketball and his third for the women's championship. In addition to his A-Sun responsibilities, Crane is the sports anchor for KTBS TV in Shreveport, La. He has also filled roles as host, reporter, and play by play for Cable Sports Southeast and Cox Sports Television. Crane also continues to host the weekly "CST Tonight" on Cox and serves as co-host of the New Orleans Saints' sanctioned show, “Saints Tonight.”

He has enjoyed a wide-ranging career that also includes nearly 10 years at CNN Sports and CNN/SI, preceded by another decade as a sports anchor/reporter covering the Dallas Cowboys and Nolan Ryan’s Houston Astros for KDFW-TV in Dallas, Texas. He won a regional Emmy Award in 2007.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is partnering with the local Fox Sports 1670 AM as a part of its promotional efforts of men’s and women’s basketball leading up to the 2014 Atlantic Sun Basketball Championships. The men's championship is scheduled for March 4-9, with the women's championship following March 11-16.

Included in the partnership, The Atlantic Sun Insider is a regular segment to highlight weekly A-Sun action on the Friday edition of “The Morning Show” with Daniel Shirley and Charles Olson. A schedule of radio spots will also run during the station’s local and syndicated shows, and additional coverage will include live broadcasts during the championships from the University Center on the station’s local afternoon show, “The Bill Shanks Show.”

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts seven of the top media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, Northern Kentucky University, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.