by: Brent Stecker, Mynorthwest.com Updated:
SEATTLE - Bob Rondeau, the longtime voice of Washington Huskies football and men’s basketball, will retire following the 2017 football season, the university announced Thursday.
Rondeau’s UW broadcasting career started in 1978 as a football analyst, and he moved over to play-by-play in 1981. He added basketball announcing duties in the mid-1980s. Washington inducted Rondeau into the Husky Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. His last season will be his 37th with the university.
Rondeau also shared a statement in the release.
“Being the Voice of the Huskies has been the centerpiece of my professional life for nearly 40 years,” he said. “It has allowed me to witness and to chronicle some of the greatest moments in University of Washington athletic history. Also, some of the most difficult. Throughout, I have cherished both the opportunity and the challenge to properly represent a great institution and to be connected to those who so passionately support it. I hope I have succeeded.”
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