‘The Voice of the Sooners’ Bob Barry Sr. Passes Away
Former Oklahoma Sooner, Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Oklahoma State Cowboys announcer Bob Barry Sr. passed away yesterday at the age of 80 in Norman, OK.
Barry called football and men's basketball games for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1961-1972 and 1991-2011 and spent 50 years in sports broadcasting.
Oklahoma President David Boren said, "Bob Barry represented the best of the Sooner spirit. With his contagious enthusiasm, he was one of the best sports broadcast journalists in the entire nation. He was loved by Oklahomans all across our entire state and will be missed by all of us."
In the latter stages of his career, Barry was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.