Bob Barry Sr. to receive national award for his career as a broadcaster
Former OU football announcer Bob Barry Sr., who died last year, will be recognized with a national broadcasting award from the National Football Foundation in December.
Barry will receive the foundation's Chris Schenkel Award, which recognizes a sports broadcaster who has enjoyed a long and distinguished career broadcasting college football with direct ties to a specific university, according to a press release. The award will be presented at the foundation's award dinner Dec. 4 in New York City.
Barry became the play-by-play announcer for OU in 1961, a job he held until 1972. He then spent one year calling games for Tulsa during the 1973-74 season.
He followed that up with a 17-year stint at Oklahoma State until 1990 when he returned to OU to serve as the football and basketball announcer until his retirement in 2010.