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Adam Amin joined FOX Sports in 2020 as a play-by-play announcer for the network’s NFL, MLB and college basketball telecasts. In addition to his current duties with the network, Amin is the primary television voice for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls on NBC Sports Chicago and was honored as the 2021 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.
Prior to FOX Sports, Amin spent nine years at ESPN where he quickly established himself as one of the most versatile broadcasters in the industry, serving as a play-by-play commentator for college football on ABC/ESPN, two Women’s Final Fours, and the NBA playoffs on ESPN and ESPN Radio (including three conference final series). A native of Addison, Ill., Amin graduated with a degree in television and radio from Valparaiso University where he was twice named Indiana Collegiate Sportscaster of the Year by the state association of broadcasters and has since been distinguished as an Outstanding Young Alumnus.
Sensenbrenner Hall Eisenberg Reading Room (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)
The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established in 1994 at Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) to acknowledge and recognize the life of Pete Axthelm and his sister Bonnie. Every year this program awards a scholarship to an outstanding Marquette journalism student with an expressed interest in sports journalism.
Pete Axthelm was one of America's foremost sports journalists. Although a Yale alum, he created ties to Marquette University while working on his critically acclaimed book, "The City Game," which covers the glory and tragedy of New York basketball. While writing and researching his book, Axthelm sought the expertise of such Marquette notables as Al McGuire, Pat Smith, and Dean Meminger.
During his distinguished career as a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, Pete established a reputation as a gifted journalist. His knowledge of sports combined with his journalistic skills led him to sports commentator positions for NBC and ESPN.
Bonnie Axthelm was among the highest ranking women at 3M Europe during her lifetime. She began her notable career as a secretary at Media Networks Incorporated, eventually rising through the company to hold the top position of Executive Director of Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs. Bonnie’s name was added to the memorial scholarship in after her death in 1998.
Past Axthelm Scholarship Recipients
Past Axthelm Lecture Speakers
Selected Works by Pete Axthelm