Longtime Oklahoma Sooners Voice Bob Barry Dies At 80
October 31, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
BOB BARRY, the longtime voice of OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY football and men's basketball until his retirement this year, died late SATURDAY at his home in NORMAN, OK at 80. BARRY, a legend for his long run as the voice of the SOONERS, served as the school's play-by-play announcer in 1961-72 and again from 1991 through this SPRING; he also called OKALAHOMA STATE sports in 1973-90.
BARRY started his career at KNOR-A/NORMAN and was picked by SOONERS football coach BUD WILKINSON to be the new play-by-play voice of the team in 1961. He also served as Sports Director at NBC affiliate KFOR-TV/OKLAHOMA CITY, at which his son BOB BARRY JR. now serves in the same position.