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Bob Rondeau Has Just One Game Left as ‘Voice of the Washington Huskies’

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Bob Rondeau arrives a little earlier than normal on his last day of work at Husky Stadium.

Normally he gets there two hours before kickoff, but this day is different. The 67-year-old iconic sports broadcaster pulls into the parking lot at 1:30 p.m., 4½ hours before Washington and Washington State kick off.

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From Jacque Robinson to Dante Pettis, from Don James to Chris Petersen, and from an undefeated co-national championship season in 1991 to a winless 0-12 campaign in 2008, Rondeau has witnessed the rise, fall and resurrection of Husky football.
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And now he’s retiring while the program is soaring again. He’ll call one last game Dec. 30 when No. 12 Washington (10-2) faces No. 9 Penn State (10-2) in the Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

During his final game at Husky Stadium, Rondeau — who abhors the spotlight — reluctantly allowed us to follow him and chronicle a special day filled with emotional send-offs, tributes and another UW blowout victory in the 110th Apple Cup.

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READ THE REST OF THIS FEATURE-LENGTH STORY  HERE  AT THE SEATTLE TIMES SPORTS WEBSITE

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