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Bob Harris
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/21/2018
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Bob Harris, a native of Albemarle, N.C., spent 41 years as the Voice of the Blue Devils, broadcasting Duke football and men’s basketball games from 1976 until his retirement in 2017.  A four-time North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year pick by the National Sports Media Association in 1988, 1991, 2011 and 2017, he retired as the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference and is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (inducted in 2006) and the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame (1993).  Harris closed his football broadcasting tenure at Duke having called 471 consecutive games with the streak beginning on September 11, 1976, with Duke’s season-opener at Tennessee and concluding on November 26, 2016, with the season finale at Miami.  Additionally, he completed his remarkable career having called 1,392 Duke basketball games and his tenure with the Blue Devils featured 13 NCAA Final Four events with 10 championship games including all five of Duke’s national titles in 1991 (Indianapolis), 1992 (Minneapolis), 2001 (Minneapolis), 2010 (Indianapolis) and 2015 (Indianapolis).  Harris also broadcast 16 ACC Tournament championship game victories for the Blue Devils in 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2017.

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