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ESPN college football guru Beano Cook dead at 81

2 years ago Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:47:23 AM CDT October 11, 2012 Thursday, October 11 2012 Oct 11, 2012 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

PITTSBURGH - The folksy ESPN college football commentator Carroll "Beano" Cook has died.

The 81 year-old commentator had worked for the sports network since 1986 and was the sports information director at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, from 1956 to 1966. The university announced Thursday that Cook had died in his sleep.

Cook grew up in Pittsburgh before graduating from the university in 1954, and was known for his love of the college game and, in particular, championing the cause of northeastern teams including Penn State and Pitt before either school was a nationally known power.

Cook was ABC Sports' press director for the NCAA after leaving the SID job at Pitt, and later worked in as a writer or media representative for the St. Petersburg Times, Miami Dolphins, the Mutual Radio Network, and CBS before joining ESPN.

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