As emcee of Kansas University's 110 years of basketball banquet, Max Falkenstien visited with a majority of the 200-plus ex-Jayhawk players and coaches who attended Saturday night's gala in the massive showroom-turned-banquet hall at Crown Automotive.
Max Falkenstien, the legendary Kansas University basketball and football announcer, has written a new book, "A Good Place to Stop, 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks." Today the Journal-World is running another excerpt from the book, published by Power House.
Max Falkenstien, the legendary Kansas University basketball and football announcer, has written a new book, "A Good Place to Stop, 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks." Today and Sunday, the Journal-World is running excerpts from the book, published by Power House.
Max Falkenstien, Kansas University sports broadcasting legend and author of a new book, "A Good Place to Stop: 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks," will make two appearances at the KU Bookstores.
Max Falkenstien, a Kansas University sports broadcasting legend and author of a new book, titled "A Good Place to Stop: 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks," will make two appearances at the KU Bookstores in the coming weeks.
When you think of Kansas sports, many names come to mind - especially one man who gave 60 years to KU. Max Falkenstien may be retired, but he is still receiving accolades for his work as the voice of the Jayhawks.
During his 60 years on the air calling Kansas University athletics, sports broadcasting legend Max Falkenstien received his fair share of hardware, especially leading up to his farewell last year. Friday night, Falkenstien will receive another award as he is named Kansan of the Year by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas, which was formed to preserve state history.
Max Falkenstien's "retirement" will be an active one. The longtime Kansas University football and basketball announcer, who completed 60 years of broadcasting KU athletics last spring, will continue to have a presence on the radio network while also performing duties for the athletic department as KU's new "special assistant to the athletic director" during the 2006-07 school year.
Just when Max Falkenstien thought he had enough sendoffs to last a lifetime, one more came his way Thursday.
Retired radio announcer Max Falkenstien was honored Wednesday by the Legislature and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
TOPEKA - Retired radio announcer Max Falkenstien was honored today by the Legislature and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Sitting at midcourt with members of his family, Max Falkenstien beamed as his commemorative jersey No. 60 was unfurled high in the southwest rafters of Allen Fieldhouse at halftime of the Kansas University-Colorado game Wednesday night.
The final home game of the season is over for four Jayhawk seniors, and it was the last to be called by local legend Max Falkenstien.
It was an evening of farewells tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. Senior Christian Moody, Stephen Vinson, Jeff Hawkins and Moulaye Niang stepped into the Phog for the final time. And then there was Max Falkenstien who called his final home broadcast for the Jayhawks after 60 seasons at the mic. In the midst of all the good-byes, a basketball game broke out.
The 'Voice of the Jayhawks' is remembered on the occasion of his last broadcast of a basketball home game. The capstone of the ceremony comes as Max's jersey is retired, sporting Number 60.