Friday, Chris Shovlin hit a milestone as the game marked his 1000th RMU broadcast.
Whether sitting courtside, interacting with his peers, holding court with fans or media, doing starting lineups or countless other things, Shovlin has been a fixture at Robert Morris and is universally appreciated by all who know how he elevates the experience with everything he does.
Shovlin was recognized during a first-half media timeout and though there were no fans in attendance to applaud, it was clear the appreciation was present both at the UPMC Events Center and from those watching at home.
“I think Shov is as good as it gets,” Toole said. “I watch a lot of games on TV, on internet. Listen to games on radio. I mean Shov is an absolute pros pro. I have so many friends and family that listen to the games and they can’t believe how good he is at what he does. We’re fortunate to have him. His loyalty, dedication and professionalism to Robert Morris is incredible. Not to knock anybody else, but there’s times when you turn on another broadcast, and it’s just not the same quality. Shov is an incredible supporter of our program, and it’s been an honor to be associated with him and the work that he does, because he’s the best.”
And with the opening tip in the @UPMCEventsCtr , @RMUAthletics HOF @chrisshovlin calls his 1,000th game tonight! The Man, the Myth, the LEGEND!!! Hey Chris, let's say 1,000 more?!?! #RMUnite 🔵🏀🔴 pic.twitter.com/oXQaDrZn5e
— Chris King (@ChrisKingAD) December 18, 2020