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Verne Lundquist to step down from “SEC on CBS” after 2016 season

Verne Lundquist will give it one more season in college football, then he is stepping down from his lead play-by-play role in the CBS booth, a position he has held since 2000. He will be replaced by Brad Nessler in the 2017 season as the voice of the “SEC on CBS.”

Lundquist will, however, continue his duties in college basketball and in golf. He will remain with the network for regular-season basketball, the NCAA Tournament, and CBS’s golf coverage, including The Masters and the PGA Championship.

Lundquist has been in the TV business for 53 years and he’s not hanging it all the way up just yet.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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4 Comments for Verne Lundquist to step down from “SEC on CBS” after 2016 season

  1. sincitycat
    5:58 pm May 31, 2016 Permalink

    On a flight to Denver after an SEC tournament years ago my Wildcat friend and I got to meet Vern and have a drink with him. What a nice, down to earth man. I will miss him.

  2. Catlogic15
    9:48 pm May 31, 2016 Permalink

    Talked to him as well on a flight to Louisville (basketball game). One cool cat. Sad to hear this.

  3. BUCats
    12:43 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    With Brad Nessler leaving ESPN, wonder who will replace him for SEC basketball games.