Cristil, Salter signing books before Egg Bowl

Jack Cristil and author Sid Salter will be selling and signing Salter's just-released biography of the university's legendary sports announcer before Mississippi State's final home football game this month.

"Jack Cristil: Voice of the Mississippi State Bulldogs" was released last week by Pediment Publishing of Battle Ground, Wash. The 224-page hardcover edition covers both the life and broadcasting career of the Tupelo resident who provided football and basketball play-by-play descriptions over a nearly six-decade career.

In addition to the $39.95 book, purchasers will receive a free audio of Cristil's most memorable calls. Cash, check and debit/credit cards are accepted.

Cristil and Salter will be set up under a tent adjacent to the MSU Alumni Association tent in the Junction. The tents are located just south of the Davis Wade Stadium ticket office.

Kickoff time for the Nov. 26 Southeastern Conference home contest against the University of Mississippi has not been announced.

All of the direct book-sale proceeds support the Jacob S. "Jack" Cristil Scholarship in Journalism established earlier this year in the communication department. Salter, a veteran newspaper editor and columnist, began writing the book after he joined the university as journalist in residence.

For more information on the book, click here.

For additional information, contact Salter at 662-325-2506 or

Sammy McDavid | University Relations

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