CBS Sports’ Barrow honored by Abilene Christian University

CBS Sports coordinating producer and Abilene Christian University alum Lance Barrow will be honored by his alma mater when the athletics program names the room inside the Teague Special Events Center where the football coaching staff does the majority of its film work the “Lance Barrow Football Film/Editing Classroom.”

Barrow is a 1978 ACU graduate who played both football and baseball and is now a nine-time Sports Emmy Award-winner. He has been a frequent and generous donor to the ACU athletics program, and he an anonymous donor helped finish off the new turf practice field just north of the Teague Center.

“For more than 25 years, Lance Barrow has helped bring the world of sports into living rooms across America as an executive producer for CBS Sports,” ACU president Dr. Royce Money said. “His work at CBS has earned him eight Sports Emmy Awards making him the best at what he does, and we are very proud to call him one of our own.

“What has also been evident throughout the years since his graduation from ACU is that Lance is proud to call Abilene Christian University ‘home,’ ” Money said. “A member of our Board of Trustees since 2005, Lance has been a great supporter of the university itself and the athletics department in particular.”

Barrow was promoted to coordinating producer and lead game producer for “The NFL on CBS” in May 2004 with the new No. 1 announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. Since the NFL returned to CBS in 1998, Barrow had served as the producer for the network’s NFL announce team of Dick Enberg and Dan Dierdorf for six seasons. Last season he served as the coordinating producer and producer for the network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLI.

An eight-time Emmy Award-winner, Barrow joined CBS Sports in May 1975 as a spotter/researcher for the network’s golf coverage. He has served in virtually every capacity of CBS Sports’ golf production. Barrow assumed the position of coordinating producer, CBS Sports, Golf, in January 1997, and has produced the majority of the network’s golf coverage since 1996, including the network’s coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship.

Barrow produced his first Super Bowl in 2007 when CBS Sports covered Super Bowl XLI, after having served as replay producer for CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

His Super Bowl experience spans more than 25 years beginning in 1978 when he was Pat Summerall’s spotter for CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XII.

He served in the same capacity for Super Bowl XIV and Super Bowl XVI before moving up to Broadcast Associate in 1984 for CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XVIII. In 1987, Barrow was promoted to Associate Director and feature producer for CBS Sports’ “The Super Bowl Today” pre- and post-game studio show for Super Bowl XXI, Super Bowl XXIV and Super Bowl XXVI.

Barrow produced CBS Sports’ coverage of ski jumping and nordic combined at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games and was the
associate director of the primetime broadcasts at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. He also has served as the producer for coverage of NCAA basketball, college football and auto racing.

Barrow produced coverage of the 1998 Daytona 500, for which he received an Emmy nomination. As an associate producer, his credits include the Masters and PGA Championship; NCAA Men’s Final Four; Daytona 500; the U.S. Open Tennis Championships; “The NFL Today” and six Super Bowls. He has earned Emmy Awards for his work on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the Daytona 500 and the NFL.

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