For only the third time in over 46 years, and the first time since 1999, fans in Carter-Finley Stadium will hear a new voice thundering through the air this fall. Dr. Ed Funkhouser has been in the role as the “voice of Carter-Finley” for the last 18 years, but The Funkhouser stepped down earlier this year and a new voice will now take his place behind the mic. NC State selected Travis Quinn as the new guy from a pool of 90+ candidates.
This change is a rather welcome one. Funkhouser has been good (you can’t be terrible, after all, and stick around for 18 years), and he holds a rather folklore-ish status among alumni, but his voice and style were fairly flat and certainly did not invoke much in the way of energy from the crowd.
Here’s to hoping Quinn will bring an added passion and enthusiasm to the PA booth this fall in what should be an exciting season for NC State Football.