Long-time analyst Jeannine Edwards plans to retire from ESPN after covering the Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29.
Edwards joined ESPN as a horse racing analyst in 1995 and added college football and basketball to her portfolio. Nine years ago, she started reporting for ESPN and later became a full-time Sports Center bureau reporter.
“I’ve made this decision after a lot of thought and careful consideration,” said Edwards on ESPN’s website. She indicated she was offered a new contract with ESPN. “It wasn’t easy, and I still can’t believe I’m saying the word ‘retire,’ but I felt the time was right.”
Edwards said highlights of her career included covering Duke-North Carolina in college basketball, Ohio State-Michigan in football and American Pharoah winning horseracing’s Triple Crown.
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