Musburger, TCU Rose Bowl announcer, to retire at 77

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Dean Straka ReddIt Linkedin FILE – This Feb. 12, 2009, file photo shows ESPN announcer Brent Musburger prior to a college basketball game in South Bend, Ind. Musburger has been selected to receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File) Linkedin Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Previous articleTCU running back Kyle Hicks arrested Saturday for public intoxicationNext articleA&J Podcast – January 25, 2017 Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships + posts Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ printFor the final time, college sports fans across the country will hear the iconic phrase “you are looking live” from sports broadcaster Brent Musburger on Jan. 31.Musburger, 77, announced Wednesday that he will be retiring from sportscasting, with ESPN’s broadcast of the Kentucky-Georgia NCAA basketball game slated to be his final call.TCU fans likely remember Musburger as the man who had the call for TCU Football’s 21-19 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2011 Rose Bowl Game. Musburger was on the call alongside ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit for the bowl-game annually from 2007-2014, in addition to the BCS National Championship Game during the same stretch.The sports broadcaster’s retirement ends a legendary 42-year run, one that has seen him in the booth for some of the most memorable moments in sports history. He rose to prominence as the lead sportscaster for CBS in the 1980’s, a position that he held until he was let go by the network in 1990.In 1990, Musburger joined ABC and called college football and basketball games for the network and ESPN, both of which are owned by parent-company Disney. Musburger was named the network’s lead play-by-play man for college football following the retirement of Keith Jackson in 2006, a position he held until 2014 when he moved over to call games for the SEC Network, also owned by Disney.Career highlights for Musburger include his calls of former Boston College and NFL quarterback Doug Flutie’s “Hail Mary” against Miami in 1984, former Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree’s last-second game-winning touchdown over No. 1 Texas in 2008, and Villanova’s upset over Georgetown in the 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.It is to be determined who will fill Musburger’s slot for play-by-play with ESPN and the SEC Network following his retirement. But if you want to savor that instantly recognizable voice one more time, be sure to tune into ESPN at 8 p.m. next Tuesday for his final show. Facebook Twitter Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/last_img read more