Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Former OU Broadcaster Mike Treps Dies at 81

The University of Oklahoma was saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Treps, who passed away in Norman at the age of 81. Treps served his alma mater in a number of capacities in a career that spanned over three decades as both a broadcaster and as a publicist.

“On behalf of everyone associated with Oklahoma Athletics, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mike Treps,” said OU vice president for intercollegiate athletics and director of athletics, Joe Castiglione. “Mike poured his heart and soul into the Sooners for many years in a number of roles. A proud OU graduate, Mike served his alma mater working in the OU Athletics department as director of sports information after beginning his tenure at OU working as the university’s director of media information.

“Mike will be fondly remembered by Oklahoma fans for spending 24 seasons as a member of the OU Football radio broadcast team and the voice of Oklahoma Baseball for 17 years. His lasting contributions to Oklahoma Athletics will always be appreciated by Sooners everywhere.”

Treps was a 1956 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and began his career at OU serving as the university’s director of media information in 1972. He became sports information director in 1979. Treps served as a member of the radio broadcast teams for four different OU national championship teams – football (1974, 1975 and 1985) and baseball (1994). He retired from the Athletics Department in 1998, but worked on OU baseball broadcasts as recently as 2004. An area of the press box at L. Dale Mitchell Park was dedicated in his honor in 2003 and is known as the Mike Treps Media Room.

Services for Treps are currently pending and will be announced at a later date.

//// SoonerSports PR

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