(September 29, 2014) When the Rice Owls women’s basketball team takes the floor on Nov. 14 against Prairie View A&M in the season opener, they will have a new voice over the airwaves bringing you all the action. The school has announced the addition of Alex Del Barrio for the upcoming 2014-15 season, a familiar voice in the Houston sports world.
“I want to thank Rice Athletics and IMG for bringing me into the family as I am beyond excited for this opportunity to join the broadcast team for the Owls,” Del Barrio said. “I think the fans of Rice will enjoy my call of the game and I look forward to describing the action of Owl athletics to all of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans of the program.”
An STAA client since 2006, Del Barrio is currently a talk show host and on-air talent for SportsRadio 610 in Houston. Prior to his move to Houston, he was the announcer for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. He performed with the Globetrotters in 26 countries on five continents in a two year stint from 2011-13.
Prior to the Globetrotters he worked in a variety of broadcasting roles in McAllen, TX. His most notable was as the voice of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Houston Rockets. Del Barrio’s professional works includes play-by-play on NBA TV and also serving as the sports anchor for FOX 2 News in McAllen. He also most recently filled in for the Rice Owls baseball in 2014 when he called the three-game series against FIU.
Del Barrio is 31 and lives in Houston, TX.
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