STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State athletic officials plan a celebration on June 20 to coincide with the designation of U.S. Highway 82 in Starkville for longtime Bulldogs' sports announcer Jack Cristil.
Athletic Director Scott Stricklin says the university is hosting the event with the Mississippi Department of Transportation and city of Starkville at the Colvard Student Union on the MSU cam pus on June 20 at 2 p.m.
Stricklin says Cristil will be presented with a replica of the large signs that will be erected that day on Highway 82.
The 85-year-old Cristil announced his retirement in February after nearly six decades as the voice of the Bulldogs.
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