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October 30, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Longtime OU broadcaster Bob Barry Sr. dies


Longtime Oklahoma Sooners football and basketball broadcaster Bob Barry Sr., who ended a 50-year career last season, has died.

Barry was the radio voice of the Sooners from 1961-1972, did Oklahoma State broadcasts from 1973-90 and returned to OU in 1991.

Bud Wilkinson chose Barry to announce OU football games after hearing him broadcast Wilkinson's sons Norman High games. Barry called Oklahoma's 17-0 loss to Alabama and Joe Namath in the 1963 Orange Bowl. He called the Heisman Trophy winning seasons of Steve Owens, Barry Sanders, Jason White and Sam Bradford. He called the birth of the wishbone-T in October 1970, and he called the Game of the Century a year later.

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