Radio broadcaster Dave South has been the voice of Texas A&M sports since 1985, but after this year, his duties will scale back tremendously. South is retiring from calling football and basketball games at the end of the upcoming seasons, as reported Thursday by the Houston Chronicle.
South will continue his play-by-play duties calling baseball after this season.
“I can still keep my hand in baseball, and I’ve never made a secret that baseball is my favorite sport,” South told the Chronicle.
South told the Chronicle that the reason for his partial retirement is so that he and his wife, Leanne, can travel more in their motor home during the fall and winter. They want to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and Mount Rushmore, among other places.
“I’ve seen more Aggie athletic events than anybody in the history of the school,” South said, per the Chronicle. “If somebody does break that, by then I’ll be dead and gone.”
Former Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight took to Twitter on Thursday to thank South for his work at the school the past 32 years:
— Trevor Knight (@trevor_knight9) August 10, 2017
If you want to reminisce and listen to one of South’s greatest calls prior to his final season, check out this video highlighting the Aggies’ remarkable win over Alabama in 2012, a stunner that then-quarterback Johnny Manziel and A&M held on to win.