Longtime Illini broadcaster Dave Loane nears final call at NCAA Tournament


OXFORD, Miss. (WCIA) — After 31-years, longtime Illini broadcaster Dave Loane is retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 baseball season. That means, this could be his last weekend on the call after broadcasting thousands of games. 

“I just decided it was time. A lot of people I’ve asked about it said you’ll know and I felt I knew. The road over 31 years, even though accommodations are great and the programs take great care of me, the road is hard and it’s kind of wearing me down so I thought, why not now?,” says Loane. 

Loane spent his career announcing Illinois Baseball, Volleyball, and Women’s Basketball. 

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