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Chuck Crabb, longtime voice of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, announces retirement

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Chuck Crabb, Indiana Athletics’ Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and the longtime public address announcer for Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, announced his retirement Monday, according to a press release from Indiana Athletics.

Crabb graduated from IU in 1973 and worked in multiple different roles for Indiana Athletics during his career. He took over the PA role at Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium in 1977, succeeding Bert Laws.

In addition to men’s and women’s basketball, Crabb also contributed as the PA voice for Indiana men’s soccer and track and field.

Outside of IU, Crabb was a public address announcer at the 1994 Men’s World Cup and 1999 Women’s World Cup, both of which took place in the U.S. Crabb also worked multiple events for USA Track & Field including the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials, Pan American Games and U.S. National Track and Field Championships.

Crabb is a recipient of the Indiana University Bicentennial Medal, the IU Foundation’s President’s Award and the Jerry F. Tardy Pride of Indiana Award.

His retirement is effective immediately, according to a spokesperson for Indiana Athletics.

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