Brent Musburger leaving, with Florida Gators among his brief farewell tour
Broadcasting legend Brent Musburger is retiring at the end of the month, ESPN announced Wednesday.
His brief farewell voyage - after he made some controversial remarks about Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon - includes Florida's basketball game at Oklahoma on Saturday. His last game will be Georgia at Kentucky on Tuesday.
"What a wonderful journey I have traveled with CBS and the Disney company," Musburger said, via ESPN. "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.
"But the next rodeo for me is in Las Vegas. Stop by and we'll share a cold one and some good stories. I may even buy!"
Musburger's broadcasting career has lasted almost 50 years, including 27 at ABC/ESPN.