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Musburger goes solo for first half of Ole Miss-Texas A&M on SEC Network

Brent Musburger (center) and ESPN President  John Skipper (second from right) at the SEC Network Launch Party. (Travis Bell/ESPN Images)
Brent Musburger (center) and ESPN President John Skipper (second from right) at the SEC Network Launch Party in 2014. (Travis Bell/ESPN Images)

After receiving a prestigious lifetime achievement award this week, Brent Musburger will have an additional spotlight tonight as the SEC Network showcases the legend by having him alone in the booth for the first half of Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M (SEC Network, 7:30 p.m. ET).

Earlier this week, Musburger received the Vin Scully Award during a ceremony at Fordham University’s School of Law.

“Brent has had one of the most illustrious careers in sports broadcasting, and his distinctive voice has illuminated the biggest sporting events for more than 40 years,” said ESPN Senior Vice President Stephanie Druley. “It is our honor, at ESPN, to spotlight this week’s recognition by putting his talent on full display during tonight’s first half.”

Musburger’s career began in 1968 and he has provided play-by-play for the NCAA Final Fours, NBA Finals, The Masters, the US Open, college football National Championships, an innumerable number of college football and basketball season games as well as NASCAR races. Musburger has been with ESPN since 1992. He is an alumni of Northwestern University’ Medill School of Journalism. 
 
Musburger is joined on tonight’s SEC Network telecast by analyst Jesse Palmer and sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung, who will both be on the field during the first half. Palmer returns to the booth for the second half.

Musburger salutes Scully.
 

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