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Jack Cristil retiring at Mississippi State

Updated: February 24, 2011, 10:28 AM ET
Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- After nearly six decades, Mississippi State radio broadcaster Jack Cristil will retire as the voice of the Bulldogs.

The 85-year-old Cristil announced the decision after LSU beat Mississippi State 84-82 on Wednesday night.

Cristil cited health issues, saying he needed kidney dialysis that required immediate attention. He says Saturday's game against Tennessee will be his last.

"All good things, as they say in the trade, must come to an end sooner ...

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