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Monday, February 6, 2017

Ray Christensen, voice of the Gophers, dies at 92

Ray Christensen, voice of the Minnesota Golden Gophers for 50 years on WCCO-AM, has died at the age of 92.

Paul Walsh of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Known as the Voice of the Gophers, Christensen began calling Gopher football and basketball games in 1951 and retired from full-time broadcasting in 1993, but he continued doing Gopher football and basketball play-by-play until 2001.

Over the years, Christensen broadcast Minnesota Twins baseball, Minnesota Vikings football, Minneapolis Lakers basketball, and golf and hockey, as well as 510 Gopher football games in 50 years and 1,309 Gopher basketball games in 45 years.

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