Voice of Blue Devils
new autobiography by award-winning sports announcer Bob Harris reveals an interesting history of Duke athletics, high jinks and celebrity appearances. Harris, the Voice of the Duke Blue Devils for football and men's basketball for 36 years, began behind the mic in his hometown of Albemarle and became the official sportscaster for Duke in 1976. He has broadcast 383 consecutive football games and 1,147 basketball games, including 12 Final Four games and 4 NCAA titles (entering the 2010–2011 season). His stories are told with home-spun enthusiasm and recount his school years, career choices and what it has been like to work with talented athletes. More than 100 photographs show Harris at various stages along the way. "How Sweet It Is, From the Cotton Mill to the Crow's Nest" includes an 80-minute CD with play-by-play calls Harris made, as well as interviews with the likes of Red Skelton and Muhammad Ali. Hardcover, 381 pages, $39.95. Self-published, and available at select N.C. bookstores and the website below.