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Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

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MIKE GOLIC, ESPN CO-HOST, FORMER NFL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN & NORTHEAST OHIO NATIVE, HOSTED 20TH GREATER CLEVELAND SPORTS AWARDS

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Mike Golic, ESPN co-host and former NFL defensive lineman, hosted Greater Cleveland Sports Awards presented by Medical Mutual and Huntington to a sold-out crowd of over 1,300 guests on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Grand Ballroom in Downtown Cleveland.

Golic led the honors celebrating the top highlights in 2019 Cleveland sports such as Cleveland’s hosting of the MLB All-Star Week, Cleveland Indians fourth-straight 90-win season, Cleveland Browns all-star roster and a young, fresh Cleveland Cavaliers team eager to put their mark on the franchise.

Golic, a Northeast Ohio native, is a co-host of ESPN Radio's weekdat morning drive show, Golic and Wingo, alongside Trey Wingo and Mike Golic Jr.  He joined ESPN in 1995 as an NFL studio analyst on NFL 2Night and later joined NFL Live.  He was a color commentator for the Arena Football League (1996-98, 2007-08) and ESPN/ABC college football games until the mid-nineties. As an eight-year NFL veteran, Golic played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers (1986-87), Philadelphia Eagles (1987-1992) and Miami Dolphins (1993).

During his time with the Eagles, Golic began his television career with a weekly segment on the Randall Cunningham Show. He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature "Golic's Got It."

Since then, Golic has become a member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame (2016) and the National Radio Hall of Fame (2018). He also was named the Walter Camp Man of the Year (2018), was inducted into the USA Wrestling Hall of Fame (2015) and was part of the inaugural St. Joseph’s High School Hall of Champions class (2015).

On January 3, 2000, Golic and Mike Greenberg launched ESPN Radio’s then-called Mike & Mike in the Morning show. The duo announced the show would conclude after almost two decades in 2017, closing the book on a show that garnered several honors, including: A Sports Emmy in the New Media category — Achievement in Content for Non-Traditional Delivery (2006), First Place, Full-time Sports Formats in Radio Ink’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” (2007) and number three on the New York Times Best Sellers List after the release of Golic and Greenberg’s co-written Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life (2010).

Golic is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he was an award-winning wrestler and served as captain of the football team during his senior season.

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PREVIOUS HOST LIST:

19th Sports Awards: Hannah Storm
18th Sports Awards: Tom Rinaldi
17th Sports Awards: Jay Crawford
16th Sports Awards: Desmond Howard
15th Sports Awards: Eddie George
14th Sports Awards: Cris Carter
13th Sports Awards: Scott Van Pelt
12th Sports Awards: Erin Andrews
11th Sports Awards: Mike Tirico
10th Sports Awards: Kirk Herbstreit
9th Sports Awards:Jim Nantz
8th Sports Awards: Bill Walton
7th Sports Awards: Robin Roberts
6th Sports Awards: Greg Gumbel
5th Sports Awards: Ahmad Rashad
4th Sports Awards: Roy Firestone
3rd Sports Awards: Chris Rose
2nd Sports Awards: Dan Patrick
1st Sports Awards: Bob Costas

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