Bob Barry Sr. quoteboard — David Boren: ‘Bob Barry represented the best of the Sooner spirit.'

From Staff and Wire Reports Published: October 30, 2011

Former OU basketball coach and current Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson: "When you think of all those pre-game, post-game and call-in shows we did together (1994-96), I probably spent more time with Bob than I did with anybody, except my family and my team. He was a part of our family is what he was. He'll be missed."

OU President David L. Boren: "Bob Barry represented the best of the Sooner spirit. With his contagious enthusiasm, he was one of the best sports broadcast journalists in the entire nation. He was loved by Oklahomans all across our entire state and will be missed by all of us."

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops: "We send our condolences to Bob's family and thank them for sharing him with us for so many years. I know this is a difficult time for them, but hope they can find comfort in a life well-lived and the love of countless fans all over the country."

OSU football coach Mike Gundy: "Bob Barry was a very close friend of our family and a true legend in the state of Oklahoma. He always had a smile and a great sense of humor. From the Gundy family and the entire Oklahoma State family, we send our thoughts and prayers."

OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder: "On behalf of the Oklahoma State athletic family, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Barry Sr. He was a true broadcasting great. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family."

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