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Legendary Duke Broadcaster Bob Harris To Retire After Next Season

Bob Harris has been the voice of Duke Blue Devils football and basketball since 1976, and this coming year will be hist last behind the mic. The school has announced that Harris will retire following the 2016-17 Duke basketball season.

">@bluedevilsvoice) to retire as the Voice of the Blue Devils: https://t.co/fwDA75yxyW#GoDuke

— Duke Athletics (@Duke_ATHLETICS) July 5, 2016

From Duke's release.

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Harris, the “Voice of the Blue Devils” for the past four decades, will retire from his post following the 2016-17 men’s basketball season. Harris, who will retire as the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference, will make a public announcement tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6) at a press conference set for 12 noon in the Bill Brill Media Room in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

A three-time recipient of the North Carolina Broadcaster of the Year honor from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 1988, 1991 and 2011, Harris is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (inducted in 2006) and the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame (1993). In 2009, he was honored with the Atlantic Coast Conference’s prestigious Skeeter Francis Award, an honor presented annually to individuals for distinguished service to the league. In 2016, Harris received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, an honor conferred by the Governor of North Carolina for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and its communities.

Congratulations to Harris on his fantastic career.

[Duke]

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