College football legend, Northwestern grad Brent Musburger announces retirement

Brent Musburger is calling it a career.

The legendary college football announcer will step away from the microphone at age 77, he told the Associated Press. He plans to move to Las Vegas with his family and help his family start a sports handicapping business.

Since graduating from Northwestern, Musburger has been a fixture of college football for much of his storied career in the booth. He worked for ABC, CBS and ESPN across various platforms, but his voice became synonymous with big-time college football games.

Musburger had no shortage of legendary calls that B1G fans might remember:

In 2007, Musburger took over Keith Jackson’s role as the play-by-play announcer for the Rose Bowl. He had been with ESPN since 1990, and shifted his focus primarily to college sports near the end of his career.

Musburger recently came under fire for his comments during the Sugar Bowl about Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon’s assault video. The AP reported that had nothing to do with Musburger’s retirement.

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