Born in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina, Bob Harris has been the Voice of Duke football and basketball for nearly 39 years. His Duke sports announcing career has spanned 12 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Fours, nine championship game appearances and all four NCAA titles. Harris has advised young broadcasters: "Don’t try to be
the next somebody. Be the best “your name” that you can be. Listen to all these other broadcasters, listen to the veterans to see how they do things, what they say, how they describe things...I think sometimes the younger people get a little bit antsy. They wanna have it happen now, and it’s not going to. You’ve
got to pay your dues."
"How Sweet It Is: From the Cotton Mill to the Crow’s Nest" is the autobiography of NC native, Bob Harris, the Voice of the Duke Blue Devils. This is story of Bob's journey and the choices he made to lead him from the life of a mill worker to being recognized as one of the best known voices in college sports. The book has become a collector’s item for readers of all kinds, not just Duke fans.
This hardcover book also includes an 80-minute audio CD of Bob's greatest interviews and memorable moments in Duke Sports history!
Duke Football...the 2013 Duke Football season set many records including the first 10-win season, playing for the conference championship and consecutive bowl appearances as the Blue Devils played New Years Eve in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. Since 1975, Bob has never missed a Duke Football Broadcast and has called more than 420 consecutive Duke football games in his career. Bob is entering his fifth decade in radio sportscasting.
Duke Basketball...Since 1975, Duke Men's Basketball fans have had Bob Harris on the radio to be their eyes. From "The SHOT!"
"They throw it the length of the floor... Laettner catches, comes down, dribbles… Shoots… Scores! ... Christian Laettner has hit the bucket at the buzzer! The Blue Devils win it 104 to 103. Look out Minneapolis! Here come the Blue Devils!" to every home game from The Crow's Nest and away game in hostile territories, Bob Harris has been the Voice of the Duke Blue Devils... calling more than 1,200 Duke basketball games.