Jeremy Franklin Ends His Run as Voice of W&L Athletics Franklin, a 2004 graduate of W&L, began his broadcast career as an undergraduate student.
“It’s been a tremendous privilege to cover the Generals for the last two decades, dating back to my time as the Ring-tum Phi sports editor and as a student announcer for WLUR.”
Washington and Lee University has announced that Jeremy Franklin, the voice of the Generals, has resigned his position of general manager of WLUR and sports broadcasting to pursue other professional opportunities.
A 2004 W&L graduate with a bachelor of arts in history, Franklin began his broadcast career as an undergraduate student when he joined former broadcast great Doug Chase ’74 as a halftime guest for the Washington and Lee-Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball game on January 20, 2002. Prior to that moment, Franklin had been a print journalist, covering games as a stringer for the Daily Dispatch in his native North Carolina and serving as the Sports Editor for the Ring-tum Phi student paper at W&L.
Franklin’s experience on the broadcast that day shaped a two decade-long career calling Generals’ athletic events. He soon took to serving as a regular color commentary analyst, before eventually taking over the reins as W&L’s lead play-by-play announcer on WLUR.