Hot Mic with Dom Izzo: Honoring Moorhead's Larry Legend
The Hall of Fame broadcaster has been honored with the Sid Hartman Media Award
It's time to salute a legend.
Last month, the National Football Foundation announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Knutson is this year's recepient of the Sid Hartman Media Award.
The broadcasting legend has called Concordia Cobbers and Moorhead Spuds games for over 40 years. Three generations of Moorhead residents have had Larry on the call, whether it was volleyball, basketball, football or hockey.
Knutson started calling Concordia sporting events in 1983. No one has called any Cobber games since then.
If there's been an important Moorhead sporting moment over the last 40 years, Larry has called it.
We are celebrating Larry Knutson, the long-running voice of Moorhead High School sports!🏈 He received the Sid Hartman Media Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation for his years of announcing football. #SpudPride— Moorhead Area Public Schools (@MoorheadSchools) July 27, 2022
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The Spuds winning the state title at the Metrodome in 1987.
Concordia's women's basketball championship in 1988.
The infamous end of the St. Thomas - Cobber football game in 2016 where the Tommies scored the game winning touchdown in the final seconds.
Moorhead's outdoor hockey game in 2011 to too many Spud hockey section championships that you could count.
All by Larry. When Knutson found out he was going to receive this award, the weight of it got to the veteran broadcaster.
"My knees turned to jelly. Honestly. To think to have my name alongside (Sid Hartman), I can now call him my close personal friend." Knutson said.
Best thing about Larry, he's everyone's friend in Moorhead.