MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Famed broadcaster Dick Enberg, a 1957 CMU alumnus and 1993 inductee into the CMU Athletics Hall of Fame, will be on campus Saturday for a ceremony dedicating the Enberg bust located in the atrium of the CMU Events Center.
Enberg will be honored at midcourt during a halftime ceremony at Saturday's men's basketball game. The Chippewas host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. in ESPN's Sears BracketBuster series.
About the bust:
Todd Anson - Mount Pleasant native, 1977 CMU alum and CMU Development Board member - put the recognition of Enberg into action. He, who along with his wife, Teresa, was responsible for funding the project, drew inspiration from the bust of legendary University of Michigan head football coach Bo Schembechler in Ann Arbor, Mich. That led him to call on sculptor John Thomas and CMU Director of Athletics Read more about the bust]The bust captures Enberg's thumbs-up pose he gave to graduates at his commencement speech in 1980. [
For the past 50 years, 14-time Emmy Award winning sportscaster Dick Enberg has taken viewers along a trip through all major sports in America and Olympics around the world. He has called everything from Grand Slam tennis tournaments to NCAA basketball, the NBA, NFL, MLB, and the PGA Tour.
Dick, a 1957 graduate of Central Michigan University, was inducted into the CMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993 and in 2007 CMU named the athletic academic center in Dick's honor. He continues to combine two of his passions - academic success among student-athletes and his alma mater - through CMU's annual Dick Enberg Team Leadership Award and Dick Enberg Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. [Read Enberg's complete Hall of Fame bio]