The University of Evansville athletics department has announced that Tommy Mason will assume public address duties for Purple Aces men's basketball this season.
Mason takes over for John MacCauley, who died unexpectedly in August. MacCauley had been the Aces announcer for 27 years.
"It is an honor for me to be able to assume this position," Mason said. "There is a reason John was doing this for 27 years and I want to do my best to continue the legacy that he has started."
"Nobody will be able to replace him, I am just trying to do my best to enhance the gameday experience for Aces fans."
Mason has been involved in UE athletics in various capacities since 2006. He has done public address for other Aces sporting events including: baseball, men's soccer and women's soccer. Mason has also been the on-court announcer for men's basketball since 2007.
"Tommy Mason has served as a PA announcer for various UE sporting events for several times," UE athletic director John Stanley said. "He is very talented and professional in his approach and preparation."