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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2008 11:41 am | Updated: 8:40 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Funeral arrangements have been set for former Arizona Republic sportswriter Bob Eger, who passed away recently in his home in Phoenix.

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The viewing and service will take place on Tuesday, July 1 at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281. The viewing will begin at 12 noon while the service will begin at 1 p.m.

A reception will be held in Eger's honor immediately following the service at the Bill and Judy Schaefer ASU Athletics Hall of Fame, located in the lobby of the Carson Center at the South end of Sun Devil Stadium/Frank Kush Field.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's honor may be made to the Bob Eger Memorial Fund to support Packard Stadium Renovations, by checks payable to the "Sun Devil Club" and sent to the Sun Devil Club, Bob Eger Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 872205, Tempe, AZ 85287-2205 or by calling 480.727.7700.

Eger, a 1964 ASU graduate, who covered Arizona State athletics since the 1960s, was most recently the Sun Devil baseball radio analyst. A Yuma, Ariz., native, Eger earned a mass communications degree from Arizona State, where he served as sports editor of the student newspaper, The State Press.

He covered sports for the Associated Press before joining the Arizona Republic in 1966. During a 30-year career with the Arizona Republic, most of which was spent covering ASU athletics, he was a seven-time winner of the Arizona Sportswriter of the Year Award. He contributed to the ASU Alumni Magazine and in 2001 authored a 300-page book, "Maroon & Gold, a History of Sun Devil Athletics." He performed the research for ASU's Bill and Judy Schaefer Athletics Hall of Fame.

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