Lamar Butler Hired As Analyst For George Mason Men's Basketball Broadcasts

Posted on August 06, 2014 by Dave Hughes, DCRTV.com

Lamar Butler, who played on the George Mason University men's basketball team from 2001-06, will serve as a color analyst for the Patriots' 2014-15 men's basketball season. 

"I'm looking forward to bringing all the action of Mason basketball to the fans as a member of the broadcast team for the Patriots," Butler said in a statement. "To come back to a place where I have so many great memories and be a part of something I enjoy fulfills a dream of mine."

Butler will work with Bill Rohland, who has done play-by-play for the George Mason men's basketball team for the past nine seasons, after six as a color analyst. 

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After 46 tennis tournaments, Charlie Brotman is retiring as the voice of the Citi Open, an event formerly known as the Washington Open and the Legg Mason Classic. 

On April 3, after his annual gig at the Rock Creek Park tennis tournament, he announced that he would retire from his job as the public address announcer, which he started doing in 1969. 

Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post said Brotman was the voice of Washington, D.C. 

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The Washington Business Journal announced Aug. 1 it would no longer use the word "Redskins," making it the latest publication to stop using the controversial name of D.C.'s NFL team.

"Our newsroom has decided to join the small but growing number of news organizations that do not use the name on their pages or websites. We will refer to the organization as the Washington NFL or football team," Editor-in-Chief Douglas Fruehling wrote in a column at bizjournals.com.

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CBS sports talker WJFK, 106.7 The Fan, placed 17th in the July radio ratings for the D.C. market, in the demographic for age 6 and older. The morning show "The Sports Junkies" ranked eighth, with afternoon show "The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes" -- now "Chad Dukes Vs. The World" -- coming in 20th.

Red Zebra sports talker WTEM, ESPN 980, placed 20th. Morning show "Mike and Mike" show was 18th, with afternoon show "The Drive with Cooley and Czabe" 19th.

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The Baltimore Ravens' preseason games will once again be seen on a D.C. TV station, Channel 7/WJLA, which was recently purchased by Baltimore-based Sinclair. WJLA's former owner, Allbritton, arranged the deal.

The first game will be when the San Francisco 49ers meet the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium Aug 7.

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The promotional deal between Redskins owner Dan Snyder and The Washington Times "has drawn mostly whimpers from the journalism watchdogs," wrote Dave McKenna, a former Washington City Paper journalist whom Snyder once sued. 

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