Iconic sports broadcaster Brent Musburger ’57 will end his play-by-play career on Tuesday, January 31, where he will call the men’s basketball game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Georgia Bulldogs at Rupp Arena (8 p.m. CST on ESPN).
Musburger attended Shattuck School from 1953-1957 and immersed himself in the culture of the School. His passion for sports was evident during his time at Shattuck, as he was often heard pretending to announce baseball games in his room after study hall and also frequently climbed onto a utility shed to announce football games with a portable microphone system.
During his tenure he played football and basketball, served on the Student Council, the Dramatic Association, Quill & Scroll, The Shad, and the Student Vestry, and wrote for The Spectator. As a senior, he was named Second Lieutenant and served as Sports Editor for The Spectator. He also served as a trustee from 1982-1991 and was on-campus for SSM’s outdoor track dedication in 1988. Musburger returned again in 1998 to receive the Old Shads’ Citation for a Distinguished Career, and also signed the wall backstage in Newhall Auditorium, an honor reserved for members of the Dramatic Association.
Musburger is a member of the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fameand has hosted or handled play-by-play duties for the NBA, college football, NASCAR, golf, and much more during a 42-year career on the national stage.
Listeners will hear his trademark “You are looking live,” for the final time at Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, where he called Villanova’s 1985 NCAA Championship victory over Georgetown, recognized as one of the sport’s greatest upsets.
According to several sources including ESPN, Musburger will next join a new sports information network in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to Musburger on an incredible, Hall of Fame career!