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POTW: Barry Leonard’s 1000th Cornell broadcast

ITHACA — Longtime Cornell University sports broadcaster Barry Leonard celebrated a notable milestone last month.  Twenty-two years into his tenure as “the Voice of the Big Red,” Leonard was recognized for calling his 1,000th game on the radio.

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From left: Cornell University Lacrosse Coach Matt Kerwick, broadcaster Barry Leonoard, CU Basketball Coach Bill Courtney, Football Coach David Archer.

Among the highlights from 22 years of calling Cornell basketball games, Leonard specifically recalls following the team’s epic run to the Sweet 16 in 2009, a game played against Kentucky at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.  For the past 19 of those seasons, Leonard has also been calling Cornell football and lacrosse games.

Football and lacrosse games air on Saga’s News/Talk 870 WHCU and 95.9 (W240CB), where Leonard was sports director in the mid 1980s.  Basketball games are carried on sister station Hits 103.3 (W277BS).

Our thanks to Barry Leonard for sending in the above photo — and our congratulations!  Here’s to 1,000 more games.

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