KVUE's sports director has been at the top of his game for more than two decades, covering Super Bowls, high school teams, and the Texas Longhorns – including coverage of UT's 2006 national football championship – with style and authority. Viewers beware: Barnes' "Friday Football Fever" may be contagious. These local sports segments, the original Friday Night Lights, if you will, have solidified his place in the hearts of many Austinites and have earned him "BOA" awards for the past decade. Barnes can also be seen on his "Texas Tailgaters" show, which airs before every UT football game, as well as the station's regular weekday sportscasts.
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