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Legendary Broadcaster Passes Away

Legendary University of Idaho broadcaster Bob Curtis died Wednesday night at his home at Colfax, Wash. Curtis was 87. His service is Friday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Baptist Church at Colfax, Wash. Following is a brief summary of his career:


  • Called 540 consecutive football games
  • Member of the:
    • Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame
    • North Idaho Hall of Fame
    • Inland Empire Hall of Fame
  • Recipient of the 2008 National Football Foundation Chris Schenkel Award
  • Was the Idaho Sportscaster of the Year 33 times as chosen by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
  • Throughout a 50-year span, he called 540 consecutive football games (this includes one season when he had hip replacement surgery during a bye week and was back at the microphone for the next game)
  • Also called hundreds of basketball games
  • Of the many athletes he watched during his years in the press box and courtside, 41 are in the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame.
  • College

    • Kyle Roach named NWC Player of the Year

      Roach, a junior from Marinwood, California, becomes the 12th player in Pirate history to earn NWC Player of the Year recognition.

    • Camy Aguinaldo named NWC Freshman of the Year

      The 5-3 guard from Honolulu averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.  She led the conference in assists by a wide margin and ranked 23rd in all of NCAA Division III.

    • Bogdan Bliznyuk wins another Big Sky Player of the Week

      Bliznyuk is now 31 points from becoming just the fifth player in league history to hit the 2,000-point mark in his career after making 53.3 percent of his shots from the field last week.

    • Grizzly Sports Report. 2-19-18

      For the first time all season both the Griz and Lady Griz get swept over the weekend. Head Coach Travis DeCuire talks about where his team is at after a buzzer beater loss to Idaho while Ahmaad Rorie talks about getting to the 1,000 point club. Lady Griz Head Coach Shannon Schweyen talks about what they need to do to turn things around with three games to go and Senior Kayleigh Valley talks about sitting out the last two years with torn ACL's
    • Hull sparks Pirates' win over Willamette, 76-60

      The 4th-ranked Pirates (22-3 overall, 14-2 NWC) will now turn their attention to the NWC tournament semifinals on Thursday.

    • No. 9 Gonzaga rolls past Pepperdine, 81-67

      This win marks the 35th consecutive win for the Zags over Pepperdine dating back to 2002.