Renowned Sportscaster Dick Stockton ’64 to be Honored with Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media 

Renowned sportscaster Dick Stockton ’64 will receive the Marty Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media, presented by the Sports Media Center at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. The award will be presented Thursday, May 4 during a virtual event.

Dick Stockton

The honor is named after the late sports broadcasting pioneer Marty Glickman, a 1939 alumnus.

Stockton’s illustrious career has spanned more than five decades and a remarkable 1,500-plus network television games across the country’s four largest professional sports leagues — the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

In announcing his retirement in 2021, Fox Sports described Stockton as possessing “one of the most iconic voices in sports broadcasting history.” The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame presented Stockton with the Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2001 for his outstanding contributions to basketball.

“We are excited to honor Dick Stockton for his incredible career and leadership in the field,” said Olivia Stomski, director of the Newhouse Sports Media Center. “The list of past recipients of this award is made up of a ‘who’s who’ in the sports broadcasting industry,” Stomski added. “Dick Stockton belongs on this list.”

Born in Philadelphia, Stockton graduated from Syracuse University with a political science degree in 1964. He began his broadcasting career at local stations in his hometown the following year, and later worked in Pittsburgh.

In 1971, Stockton moved to Boston, where he covered the Celtics and Red Sox. He called the 1975 World Series, including Carlton Fisk’s famous home run down the left-field line at Fenway Park to win Game 6.

Stockton began a 16-year stint at CBS Sports as a full-time announcer in 1978, where he became lead play-by-play voice for the NBA and college basketball. He covered the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympic Games.

Stockton began working for Fox Sports in 1994, where he covered the NFL, MLB and college baseball. He also worked for Turner Sports starting in 1995, also calling NBA and MLB games.

This year’s Glickman Award ceremony was originally slated for fall 2022. An in-person event scheduled for May was moved to a virtual format to allow for greater participation of alumni.

About the Glickman Award

This is the first time that the Glickman Award will be presented since 2019. Glickman’s legacy marks the beginning of Syracuse University’s nearly 80-year history of producing successful professionals in sports media. Alumni include leaders in broadcast, print and online journalism, media relations, public relations and higher education.

For more information about the Newhouse Sports Media Center, please contact director Olivia Stomski at For more information about the event, contact Holly Zahn at

This post was first published April 18, 2023 and updated April 24, 2023.