Legendary commentator Brent Musburger has reached a multi-year contract extension with ESPN, and will remain the signature college football voice of the SEC Network, among other continuing assignments. Musburger, who has been with ESPN/ABC since 1990, was the first voice heard when the SEC Network went on the air (Aug. 14, 2014) – the most successful network launch in the history of cable television. He calls weekly primetime football action with analyst Jesse Palmer.
“The SEC is the best football conference in the country. You can’t beat it,” Musburger said. “Terrific football, clearly—year in and year out. The conference has been tremendous to work with. I’m glad the SEC Network is such a great success. It’s been great working with Jesse Palmer.”
Musburger will also continue as play-by-play commentator for weekly college basketball contests on ESPN.
In his monumental on-air career that now spans nearly 50 years, Musburger has been a part of some of the most meaningful events, programs and milestones from around the world of sports. That amazing run will continue as a result of this new deal.
ESPN Executive Vice President Production and Programming, John Wildhack, noted: “This agreement will help build upon one of the most extraordinary careers in all of sports. The impact that Brent’s work has had on generations of sports fans is immeasurably positive and we are thrilled he will continue to be a significant part of the ESPN family, including the SEC Network.”