Alumnus Bob Curtis (’47 Speech Comm.) broadcast his 500th consecutive University of Idaho football game as “Voice of the Vandals” last October, when the UI entertained Louisiana-Lafayette in Martin Stadium. He also has been play-by-play announcer for Idaho basketball for more than 30 years.
Curtis got his start in sports broadcasting in his senior year at Washington State University, when he was employed to announce games in the Spokane region. Initially, he called a number of WSU and UI games before joining Idaho permanently.
His string of Vandal football broadcasts dates back to the fall of 1958. He has been named “Idaho Sportscaster of the Year” 31 times, and in 2000 the press box in UI’s Kibbie Dome was named in his honor. But never one to rest on his laurels, the longtime Garfield rancher plans to be back behind the microphone with UI football again next fall.