Keith Jackson, sportscaster whose rich voice and distinctive phrasing endeared him to generations of college football fans, has died at 89

Keith Jackson, the sportscaster whose rich voice and distinctive phrasing endeared him to generations of college football fans, has died, ESPN said in a news release Saturday. He was 89.

The play-by-play man narrated a range of sports for ABC for more than 40 years, starting in 1966. But college football was his forte, stamping the game with enduring expressions and nicknames.

The Rose Bowl was not just the oldest bowl game to Jackson, but “the granddaddy of them all.” The University of...

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