By NEMS Daily Journal
STARKVILLE – Former Mississippi State sports broadcaster Jack Cristil was honored Monday with the dedication of a portion of U.S. Highway 82 inside the Starkville corporate limits as the “Jack Cristil Highway.”
A resident of Tupelo, Cristil called more than 1,500 college football and basketball games in his 50-year radio career, which ended in February.
MSU President Mark E. Keenum said he estimated that Cristil had traveled more than one million miles while covering the Bulldogs.
Cristil is continuing to undergo treatments for the kidney failure that forced his retirement.
“I feel stronger,” said Cristil, 85.
It was also announced that an official biography – “Jack Cristil: Voice of the MSU Bulldogs” – authored by Sid Salter, is slated to be published this fall.