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ESPN's Brent Musburger is retiring from sportscasting at 77

ESPN's Brent Musburger is retiring from sportscasting at 77

Brent Musburger, one of the most famous sports announcers of all time, announced Wednesday that he will retire from play-by-play work after he calls the Georgia-Kentucky college basketball game on ESPN on Jan. 31.

Musburger, 77, said he’s leaving active sportscasting to help his family get a sports handicapping business started and to use some of the millions of airline miles he’s earned for fun travel. He is retiring in the middle of the season in order to have his handicapping business running before the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March.

“What a wonderful journey I have traveled with CBS and the Disney company,” Musburger said in a statement. “A love of sports...

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