Craig Way, the longtime voice of the Texas Longhorns, confirmed on Friday that he will not call this weekend’s game against Oklahoma. Way told the American-Statesman that he will be at the bedside of his wife, Laurie, who has been battling cancer for six years.
Way’s voice has been associated with Texas athletics since 1992 when he joined Bill Schoening on the broadcast of the Longhorns’ football and basketball games. Way was then named the play-by-play broadcaster for those sports in 2001. A Friday fixture as well, Way was recently inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.
Way’s replacement for this weekend’s broadcast, which is carried on 104.9 FM, has not yet been announced. KXAN’s Roger Wallace handles the color commentary on the broadcasts, while former Texas wide receiver Quan Cosby provides insights from the sidelines.
UPDATE (10:35 a.m.): Wallace will be the play-by-play announcer for the Texas-OU game on Oct. 8. The 111th meeting between the Longhorns and Sooners will kickoff at 11:05 a.m.
Roger Wallace, Texas analyst on the radio broadcast, said he will slide into play-by-play role this week in Craig Way's absence.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 7, 2016
Tomorrow's radio crew will be Roger Wallace (PxP), Keith Moreland (color) and Quan Cosby (sideline). #HookEm
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