Max Falkenstein, the legendary broadcaster of Kansas Athletics for 60 years, passed away on Monday afternoon at the age of 95, as reported by multiple sources on Twitter and the Kansas City Star.
Until his retirement in the spring of 2006, Max had announced every single game ever played in Allen Fieldhouse. The iconic building opened in 1955; Max began broadcasting Kansas basketball in 1946.
Unfortunately, Kansas lost Max’s final basketball broadcast in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament to Bradley. However, Kansas football won in his final call on the gridiron, a 42-13 defeat of Houston in the 2005 Fort Worth Bowl.