Tony Caridi: The Voice of the Thundering Herd

Marshall is currently playing the University of Central Florida in the esteemed Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at the half-empty Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

The Thundering Herd, 8-4, is losing to the UCF Knights, 9-3, 7-24 at halftime.  The game would be essentially meaningless to West Virginia fans, except for the fact that Tony Caridi, the long-time “Voice of the Mountaineers”, and Hoppy Kercheval, a broadcaster for West Virginia University for many years, are calling the game for Sirius XM Radio.

For those tuning into Sirius XM Radio to listen to the game, it’s alarming to hear both announcing the game but it’s particularly unnerving to hear Caridi calling a game that is not a West Virginia Mountaineers game.

Caridi, who has been play-by-play announcer for the Mountaineers for the past 22 years, clearly took the cash-grab and decided that he needed a job during Christmas break while the West Virginia football team’s season is over and the basketball team is on hiatus until December 29th when they play Ohio State in Cleveland.

Caridi has broadcast nationally on ESPN, Westwood Radio, and regionally for the Big East and Atlantic 10 television networks, but this is his first time announcing a game for the Marshall Thundering Herd.