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Legendary Broadcaster Brent Musburger To Retire At Age 77

Longtime sports broadcaster Brent Musburger is calling it a career.

Come Feb. 1, you will never again hear the words "You're looking live, " Brent Musburger's signature phrase, to kick off a telecast. The 77-year-old Musburger will call his final game on Jan. 31, a basketball game on ESPN between Kentucky and Georgia. He has been with ABC/ESPN since 1990.

ESPN has more on Musburger's announcement here.

"What a wonderful journey I have traveled with CBS and the Disney company," Musburger said in a statement. "A love of sports allows me to live a life of endless pleasure. And make no mistake, I will miss the arenas and stadiums dearly. Most of all, I will miss the folks I have met along the trail."

Name a major sporting event, and Musburger has probably called it at some point during his lengthy career. While at ABC and ESPN, Musburger called multiple BCS National Championship games, the NBA, the Indianapolis 500, the Little League World Series and more. He also worked as a studio host for the 1998 and 2006 World Cups and hosted Tour de France coverage.

Prior to joining ESPN, he worked at CBS Sports from 1973-1990. There, he served as the host of NFL Today and did play-by-play work for the NBA Finals, NCAA Final Four, college football, the Belmont Stakes, the College World Series and more.

Musburger found himself in some controversy earlier this month when he wished Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon well during the Sugar Bowl telecast. Mixon, of course, sat out the 2014 season after punching a woman.

All in all, Musburger had an incredible broadcasting career. His voice and style is synonymous with big games, and some of his more memorable calls will live on after his career has wrapped up.