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Bill Hillgrove

Announcer

Pittsburgh Steelers

HQ Phone: (412) 432-7800

Pittsburgh Steelers

3400 South Water Street

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203

United States

Company Description

The Pittsburgh Steelers are proud to be a part of the western Pennsylvania community. The organization's strong commitment to this area dates back to 1933 when Arthur J. Rooney first founded the team. Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and president Art Rooney ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Steelers Radio Play-by-Play

NFL

Affiliations

Board Member
Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation

Member of Mother
Sorrows Church

Board Member
Pittsburgh Jazz Society

Education



Central Catholic High School



U.S. Army Information School

Bachelor of Arts degree

Duquesne University

Web References (159 Total References)


Bill Hillgrove, ...

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Bill Hillgrove, Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh broadcaster


PittsburghPanthers.com - University of Pittsburgh Official Athletic Site - Football

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Radio: Join Pat Bostick and the "Voice of the Panthers" Bill Hillgrove as they take you through game action.

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Known to Pitt fans nationwide as the "Voice of the Panthers," Bill Hillgrove will handle football play-by-play duties for the 41st consecutive year. His accurate and descriptive style truly paints the picture for Pitt fans listening to the network. Hillgrove has a long association with the Panthers and Pittsburgh sports scene. Prior to taking over as the play-by-play man for Pitt football, Hillgrove served as the Panthers' color analyst from 1970-73. He has also served as the play-by-play man for Pitt basketball broadcasts since 1969.
Hillgrove is a 1962 graduate of Duquesne and has also been the Pittsburgh Steelers' play-by-play announcer since 1995. Hillgrove was named the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Chris Schenkel Award for excellence in college football broadcasting.
Joining Hillgrove in the booth for his fourth year as color analyst will be former Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick.


This year's recipient of the Cope ...

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This year's recipient of the Cope award was Bill Hillgrove, longtime play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the football and basketball teams at the University of Pittsburgh. Cope, who died in 2008, worked alongside Hillgrove on Steelers broadcasts for more than a decade before he retired in 2005.

While not billed as a roast, his media colleagues made every effort to get a dig or two in while paying tribute to Hillgrove. And the list of those who made to trip to the little town of Hickory was impressive. Among those on hand to recognize Hillgrove and remember Cope were Andrew Stockey, Guy Junker and Sally Wiggin of WTAE-TV, where Hillgrove once served as sports director; Paul Alexander and Kent Tekulve of ROOT Sports; current Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass; Alby Oxenreiter of WPXI-TV; and Craig Wolfley, who patrols the sidelines during Steelers broadcasts. Among those on hand to recognize Hillgrove and remember Cope were Andrew Stockey, Guy Junker and Sally Wiggin of WTAE-TV, where Hillgrove once served as sports director; Paul Alexander and Kent Tekulve of ROOT Sports; current Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass; Alby Oxenreiter of WPXI-TV; and Craig Wolfley, who patrols the sidelines during Steelers broadcasts.
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To a person, they recognized Hillgrove as being a generous man who has a tough time saying no when asked to participate in community events. They also pointed out that he is, arguably, one of the best, if not the best, play-by-play guys in the National Football League. He has a style that makes it easy for fans to follow the games.
It was a point driven home by Alexander, who said Hillgrove is among a handful of announcers around the country whose presence at a game means fans need to stand up and take notice.
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It's a formula that works today with Hillgrove, Wolfley and Tunch Ilkin.
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Like Cope, Hillgrove has stayed involved in helping the communities around the Tri-State Area.
What made the evening even more special is that Hillgrove received the award, a creation of Lions Club member Rick Schohn and artist Fran Hnat, from Elizabeth Cope, Myron's daughter.


NICK MARZOCK Appearances

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Pittsburgh Smoker Hosted by Bill Hillgrove

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Pittsburgh Smoker Night with host Bill Hillgrove of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers, Rivers Club, 6pm
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Pittsburgh Smoker Night with host Bill Hillgrove of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers, Rivers Club, 6pm


It was just last summer I ...

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It was just last summer I was invited to a golf gala at Latrobe Country Club featuring legendary Pittsburgh broadcaster Bill Hillgrove.

Hillgrove and I golfed together and were seated at the main table during the awards dinner.
Prior to the food being served, the esteemed emcee stood up and announced to the 150 or so golfers, "We have two very special guests here tonight. First is Bill Hillgrove, announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers!"
Well, the place went nuts. Hillgrove enjoys one of the best levels of celebrity recognition. He plays a pivotal role in the town's love affair with the Steelers and everyone knows he's just a swell guy.
Hillgrove smiled and gave a friendly wave without getting up.

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