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Remembering WSU Broadcaster Bob Robertson's best play calls

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Bob Robertson, the legendary former voice of WSU Cougars football, died Sunday at his home in University Place. He was 91.

Robertson served as the lead broadcaster for Washington State football from 1964-2011, before moving into an analyst role. He retired midway through the 2018 season. Roberston was behind the microphone for 589 Washington State football games.

Robertson also called Washington State basketball for 23 years, along with Pacific Coast League baseball and professional soccer in Seattle; Tacoma, Washington; and Portland, Oregon. 

Just as well known as Robertson was among Cougar fans for his voice was his signature way of signing off: “Always be a good sport. Be a good sport always.”

Today is a sad day for Cougs all over the world,” WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun said in a statement Monday. “Bob Robertson is an iconic figure in the history of Cougar Athletics and sports radio broadcasting. His ability to vividly paint a picture of our football and basketball games brought generations of Cougs together for over half a century. We are thankful for his impact on WSU. We send our deepest condolences to the entire Robertson Family.

WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun

Robertson was a 12-time Washington state sportscaster of the year and was the first broadcaster west of the Mississippi to be inducted into the Hall's broadcaster division. 

On Tuesday, WSU released some of Robertson's best calls... and goosebumps. 

Rest in peace to a Washington State broadcasting legend.