| Overall UK Wins: 4 | Overall UK Losses: 4 | Win % 50 |
Date of Birth: March 30, 1935
Date of Death: February 3, 2019
Hometown: Broomfield, CO
For a generalized listing of officials, please consult this page.
|3/13/1969||Kentucky vs. Marquette||L||74 - 81||26||19||25||38||4||2||-||Bob Herrold and Irv Brown|
|3/18/1971||Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky||L||83 - 107||23||19||25||30||2||0||-||John Evans and Irv Brown|
|3/16/1972||Kentucky vs. Marquette||W||85 - 69||13||24||34||18||0||3||-||Irv Brown and John Evans|
|3/18/1972||Kentucky vs. Florida State||L||54 - 73||16||13||13||22||0||0||-||Irv Brown and Ernie Filiberti|
|3/17/1973||Kentucky vs. Indiana||L||65 - 72||17||12||4||14||0||0||-||Jack Ditty and Irv Brown|
|12/20/1974||Washington State at Kentucky||W||97 - 75||34||23||30||41||2||1||-||Irv Brown and James Howell|
|12/21/1974||Oklahoma State at Kentucky||W||90 - 65||26||24||23||29||1||1||-||James Howell and Irv Brown|
|3/11/1978||Kentucky vs. Florida State||W||85 - 76||22||23||30||21||2||2||None||Irv Brown and Joe Forte|
Obituary - Grand Junction (CO) Daily Sentinel (February 4, 2019)
Final Four ref, Denver radio pioneer Irv Brown dies at 83
by the Associated Press
DENVER - Irv Brown, a Final Four referee, who also coached baseball at University of Colorado, did color commentary on ESPN's first college football broadcast and pioneered sports radio in Denver, died Sunday. He was 83.
Brown's nephew confirmed the death. Details were not immediately available.
Brown officiated in four of UCLA's Final Fours in the 1960s and '70s. He forged strong working relationships with everyone from Bob Knight to Dick Vitale, who tweeted that Brown had the whistle for his last appearance as a coach in the NCAA Tournament in 1977.
Brown was a fixture on talk radio in Denver, working with longtime partner Joe Williams on shows that spanned four decades.
He also coached baseball at Colorado before that program was shut down in 1980. Always quick with a quip, he once said: "I made CU baseball what it is today. Extinct."
Brown was in the booth for ESPN's first college football telecast, a game between Colorado and Oregon in 1979.