Bill Marcroft to retire after this year

According to reports from Clear Channel and the U, Bill Marcroft, the radio play-by-play broadcaster known as the “Voice of the Utes” will retire from his position at the end of the 2004 football season.

One of the most recognizable figures in the history of U athletics, Marcroft has worked for KALL 700 for 38 years, calling both Ute football and basketball games. Marcroft will still make himself available for pregame and postgame commentary for the 2004-2005 basketball season, meaning that his years of expertise and insight will not be lost. The 2004 football season will end with a special halftime tribute to Marcroft at the game against BYU on Nov. 20.

“Bill has chronicled the exploits of Utah student athletes and has been a good friend to the athletes, coaches and staff in this department for many years,” said Assistant Athletics Director Liz Abel. “His enthusiasm and enjoyment for his job has been unmatched.”

A U athletics department press release indicated that the search for Marcroft’s replacement will begin immediately.

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