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Brent Musburger

Class of 2020


Brent Musburger

A Montana Icon in Sports Broadcasting

We are all proud to say Brent Musburger is a Billings, Montana Native. He was born on May 26, 1939.

With CBS Sports from 1973 until 1990, Brent Musburger was one of the original members of their program The NFL Today and is credited with coining the phrase "March Madness" to describe the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament while covering the Final Four. While at CBS, Musburger also covered the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, the World Series, U.S. Open tennis, and The Masters. In 1990, CBS underwent significant management changes. Brent Musburger decided to concentrate on college games and joined ESPN and ABC Sports that year.

While focusing on college football, Musburger anchored  7 national championship games over the next 15 years.  He also provided play-by-play for Saturday Night Football and the SEC Network. Among other big events, he covered the Indianapolis 500, U.S. Open and British Open golf, the World Cup, the Belmont Stakes, and the College Football National Championship.

In January 2017, after 27 years, he left the ESPN and ABC television networks, briefly retiring from play-by-play of live sports.

Today, Musburger resides in Las Vegas where he lives with his wife of 55 years, Arlene. He is currently the lead broadcaster and managing editor at Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN). He is also the radio play-by-play voice for the Oakland Raiders.

Raised in Billings, Montana, he is a member of the Montana Broadcaster's Association Hall of Fame and will soon be inducted into the Montana Football Hall of Fame. We will be happy to have him.