e) Doug Karsch

dougkarsch2 e) Doug Karsch
Born in Champaign, Illinois, Karsch started working at The Ticket (then WXYT-AM) in February 2001. Doug started his career at WEYI TV-25 in Clio, Michigan, but his career started taking off in 1994. During that year, Doug made his radio debut on WTKA 1050 in Ann Arbor and worked there until joining WXYT-AM.

Karsch can also be seen on Fox Sports Net & serves as host for the Michigan Football Pre-Game Show & as in-game sideline reporter. During his sports career, Karsch has hosted ESPN College Football Tailgate on ESPN Radio and hosted post-game coverage from the Rose Bowl lockeroom following Michigan’s national championship victory over Washington State.

Karsch also anchored pre-game coverage for U of M basketball and pre and post race coverage of NASCAR and CART races from MIS. Doug is a graduate of Michigan State University in the field of communication. He enjoys various sports, which includes mountain biking, basketball, hockey and softball.

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EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines scores on a 15 yard run in the first quarter and is congratulated by teammates Kevin Koger #86 during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Football Adds Non-Conference Foes

I love what the Wolverines have done here.

97.1 The Ticket–06/29/2012

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Dewayne Wise #45 of the New York Yankees falls into the stands after making a catch off the bat of Jack Hannahan #9 of the Cleveland Indians in the seventh-inning at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

What Do You Think About This Play?

Two questions come out of this play in which Yankee LF Dewayne Wise fools the umps into thinking he made the catch on a foul fly.

97.1 The Ticket–06/28/2012

Moet & Chandon "Sign For The Roses", On The Red Carpet At The 138th Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs On May 5, 2012 In Louisville, KY

Erin Andrews Tanning

Gator loves Erin Andrews of ESPN — and she is pretty great.

97.1 The Ticket–06/12/2012

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I Know What Gator Is Doing On Vacation

By: Doug Karsch Gator has been gone since Tuesday. He say’s he’s up North … I don’t think so. I wish him luck, but I hope he doesn’t quit the show?

97.1 The Ticket–05/25/2012

23 Sep 2001: Johnnie Morton #87 of the Detroit Lions leaps up to hug teammate Larry Foster #81 after making a touchdown catch during the game against the Cleveland Browns at the Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Lions 24-14.Mandatory Credit: Tom Pidgeon /Allsport

NFL Players Are Suing The NFL? Come On!

NFL Players are suing the NFL – for what they believe is collusion. 2010 was an uncapped year and the NFL Players Union believes owners didn’t spend enough on player salaries because they had a “secret” $123M cap.

97.1 The Ticket–05/24/2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 8: A fan holds up a beer that a foul ball hit by Will Venable #25 of the San Diego Padres fell into during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park on May 8, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Would You Drink This Beer?

Would you drink this beer? Think about a baseball.

97.1 The Ticket–05/09/2012

DENVER, CO - MAY 02: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers heads to the mound to make a pitching change against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated Ddogers 8-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

This Has Been Hailed As The Worst Call Ever

During last night’s Rockies and Dodgers game the worst call in the history of baseball took place.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Linebacker Luke Kuechly of Boston College takes part in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Mike O’Hara Talks Lions Draft, Thinks Team Will Trade Up

This is a new late development with the Detroit Lions that has gotten very little discussion in the weeks and months leading up to Thursday’s NFL Draft.

97.1 The Ticket–04/25/2012

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 19: Defensive end Nick Perry #8 and linebacker Lamar Dawson #55 of the USC Trojans close in on quarterback Darron Thomas #5 of the Oregon Ducksin the third quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. USC won the game 38-35. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Who Do You Want The Lions To Draft?

As you know I am obsessed with Mock Drafts … well not really — I’m obsessed with the draft and Mock Drafts satiate my desire to talk draft.

97.1 The Ticket–04/19/2012

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Hockeytown Can Still Deliver

For those who weren’t there Sunday for the Red Wings first home playoff game of the year, the Joe Louis Arena delivered one of the great pre-game atmospheres in the league.

97.1 The Ticket–04/16/2012

DETROIT - APRIL 29: Brendan Shanahan #14 of the Detroit Red Wings skates with the puck against the Edmonton Oilers pursues him in game five of the Western Conference Quarter-finals during the 2006 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 29, 2006 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Oilers defeated the Red Wings 3-2. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Shanahan Should Have Recused Himself

I’m shocked the NHL let Shea Weber off without a suspension. Shocked!!! When I saw that Vancouver Canuck Bryon Bitz was suspended for a hit from behind for two games — it further added to my angst.

97.1 The Ticket–04/13/2012

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What To Do With Mikel Leshoure

My First thought – send him out.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2012

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 28: Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates with team mates after defeating the Oakland Athletics 3-1 during the MLB Opening Series game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics at Tokyo Dome on March 28, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Don’t Ever Doubt Who The King Of Sports Is

If you’ve ever wondered if the NFL was really king, ask yourself this question

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2012

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Who Is Detroit’s Most Inconsistent Player?

I was thinking about Ben Gordon the other day.

97.1 The Ticket–03/27/2012

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What Is The Main Reason Michigan State Lost To Louisville?

After last nights loss to Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen many Michigan State fans and basketball fans alike are wondering what is the reason MSU lost in such an embarrassing way.

97.1 The Ticket–03/23/2012

University of Michigan's Trey Burke goes for 2 pts. against the Golden Gophers in Big Ten Championship play in Indiana,. March 9, 2012. (Getty Images)

Trey Burke To Test The NBA Market

I like how the NBA does this, allows a player to get a true sense for the market – declare, get a read, and maintain the option to go back to school. So what’s going to happen with Burke?

97.1 The Ticket–03/22/2012

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a reception on his way to scoring a 56-yard touchdown during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Doug Karsch: The Lions Important Offseason

I have often said that this would be the most important Lions off season in a long time.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2012

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Karsch: Joe Dumars Won’t Lose Focus

The Pistons are three games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. That is a remarkable turnaround given the Pistons awful start.

97.1 The Ticket–03/13/2012


Where Is Doug Karsch’s Golf Ball?

Yesterday after their show Doug and Gator hit the links in sunny Florida.

97.1 The Ticket–03/09/2012

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers stands on base after an RBI single against the New York Yankees in the sixth inning of Game Two of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 2, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Doug Karsch: A Couple Of Tigers Doing A Little Extra

We have arrived in Lakeland early each of the past two days to do the talk show and each day we’ve seen the same thing.

97.1 The Ticket–03/08/2012


Doug Karsch: Someone Punched The Lions Lottery Ticket

The Detroit Lions Franchised defensive end Cliff Avril on Monday and did not place the exclusive tag on him. Eight days from now, if he is not signed by then, he can negotiate with any team.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against the San Jose Sharks at the Verizon Center on February 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Doug Karsch: Should This Goal Have Counted?

Doug Karsch wants to know if you think this goal should have counted.

97.1 The Ticket–02/21/2012

ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 11: Shawn Hunwick #31 of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during a time out while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on December 11, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Doug Karsch With Michigan Goaltender Shawn Hunwick

Doug Karsch caught up with Michigan goaltender Shawn Hunwick about the upcoming game against Michigan State this weekend at Joe Louis Arena.

97.1 The Ticket–02/08/2012

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Doug Karsch: My Super Bowl Sunday In Indy Part 2

5:45 p.m. So Lucas Oil Stadium looks really cool but two things; 1) a bunch of women wearing #28 Giants jerseys with the name Ware on the back are the rudest people in the house.

97.1 The Ticket–02/07/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05: New England Patriots fans John Irsom (R) and Nathan Pipoh enter the stadium prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Doug Karsch: My Super Bowl Sunday In Indy Part 1

9:45 a.m. I’ve been lying in bed watching Sports Center for an hour. I’m watching all this coverage and thinking it’s overkill and repetitive.

97.1 The Ticket–02/07/2012

Super Bowl XLVI - Lucas Oil Stadium. (Getty Images)

Doug Karsch: Detroit Could Get Another Super Bowl

What the NFL elites have discovered in recent years is that America’s biggest game can be housed in many untraditional super caliber markets.

97.1 The Ticket–02/04/2012

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Center fielder John Mayberry Jr. #15 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs around the bases after hitting a two run home run during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on September 21, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Nationals won 7-5. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Doug Karsch: My Realistic Tiger Target

The Tigers will make a trade.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2012

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Karsch’s Blog: As Voted By Karsch And Anderson Listeners The Detroit Sports Story Of The Year

The listeners have voted and the winner is in!

97.1 The Ticket–12/22/2011

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 1:  Coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers directs play against the South Florida Bulls December 1, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  West Virginia won 30 - 27. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

When It’s Time To Shave Your Head

Doug Karsch has noticed the Head Coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers Dana Holgorsen has a crazy head of hair.

97.1 The Ticket–12/02/2011

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Doug Karsch: The Season Was Almost Done

Carolina was up 24-7 midway through the second quarter … and the Lions seemed to be close to done.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2011



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