A.J. Ricketts has been named the new radio play-by-play announcer of Florida International University. He will call football, men's basketball and women's basketball contests. He replaces Josh Appel who left after one year in the position to join Sports USA Radio Network.
Ricketts will become the sixth person to hold the FIU radio play-by-play announcer post. He joins a list of people that includes Phil Schoen, Jeremy Marks-Peltz, Tony Calatayud, Mike Levine and Appel. Ricketts, a University of Miami grad, recently was a sportscaster at WECT-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina for the past two years.