Mike Tirico to leave ESPN, will move to NBC Sports on July 1

Huge blow for Big Ten college basketball fans and some football fans in general on Monday afternoon, as the move was made official after several weeks of rampant online stories about 25 year sports TV announcer Mike Tirico.

One of the tireless, if not most honest men in the business–Mike Tirico will be joining NBC Sports in time for the Rio Olympic Games this coming August.  After covering a soccer tournament in France, Tirico will formally join The Peacock on July 1.

The lead position for ESPN’s coverage of Monday Night Football will be taken over by Sean McDonough–one time Winter Olympics and World Series announcer during the early 1990’s for CBS.  No word yet on who will join Dan Dakich early next year for men’s college basketball coverage, nor who will be taking over next January as the lead guy for announcing the College Football Playoff title game on ESPN Radio.

 

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