Legendary Jayhawk Voice Bob Davis Elected to KAB Hall of Fame

Sept. 28, 2006


Bob Davis, the legendary play-by-play voice for KU men’s basketball and football games has been elected to the Kansas Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame. Davis, who is in his 23rd year of service with the Jayhawk Radio Network, will be honored at a reception on Oct. 22.

A member of the Fort Hays State University Hall of Fame, Davis also serves as the host for the weekly radio call-in program, Hawk Talk, featuring the Jayhawk football and basketball coaches. Davis is also wrapping up his 10th year as the play-by-play announcer for the Kansas City Royals Sports Television Network (RSTN). He was also a part of the NCAA-CBS broadcast for the NCAA women’s Final Four in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Already honored 10 times as Kansas Sportscaster of the Year, Davis is a two-time winner of the Oscar Stauffer Award for excellence in high school sports. He has received the Sportscaster of the Year Award from theKansas High School Athletic Directors Association and received the Hod Humiston Award presented by the KAB.

Prior to arriving at KU, Davis spent 16 years broadcasting Fort Hays sports. During the 2000-01 basketball season, Davis was named to Dick Vitale’s “Sweet 16” — his list of the top 16 college basketball broadcasters in the nation.

The Jayhawk Radio Network is a division of the ESPN+, with offices in Lawrence.