Sun Devil Historian Bob Eger Passes Away

June 24, 2008

Click here to read about about Bob Eger's efforts to capture the rich history of ASU's athletic program and the publishing of his book in 2001

Arizona State is saddened to learn of the passing away of Sun Devil baseball radio analyst and 1964 ASU graduate Bob Eger, who has covered Arizona State athletics since the 1960s. A Yuma, Ariz., native, Eger earned a mass communications degree from Arizona State, where he served as sports editor of the student newspaper, The State Press. He covered sports for the Associated Press before joining the Arizona Republic in 1966. During a 30-year career with the Arizona Republic, most of which was spent covering ASU athletics, he was a seven-time winner of the Arizona Sportswriter of the Year Award. He contributed to the ASU Alumni Magazine and in 2001 authored a 300-page book, 'Maroon & Gold, a History of Sun Devil Athletics.'

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