For Jayhawks Fans Only!
Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the Kansas Jayhawks
by Matt Fulks with Rich Wolfe
foreword by Jayhawks greats, players, coaches, and fans
You’re a Kansas Jayhawks fan. So, you know the stories of the triumphs and disappointments in KU’s sports history — the 1952 NCAA Championship, the ’57 triple-overtime loss, the ’69 Orange Bowl, “Danny and the Miracles” of ’88, and, of course, the incredible football and basketball season of 2007-08. You know about the Hall of Famers including Clyde Lovellette, Wilt Chamberlain, Gale Sayers, JoJo White, John Riggins, Lynette Woodard, Don Fambrough, and, of course, Max Falkenstien.
You know about all of it because you’re a Kansas Jayhawks fan. But, as wide as your fandom might be, you’ve never seen a book like For Jayhawks Fans Only! before.
It’s fellow Kansas Jayhawks fans sharing their funniest stories, saddest memories, happiest times, and craziest moments about, well, being KU fans. You’ll go through their close encounters with the KU athletic greats, the lengths fellow fans have gone through to see the Jayhawks play, as well as touching anecdotes of Chamberlain’s return to Kansas and listening to Max on the radio.
The remembrances are all here in For Jayhawks Fans Only! — the joy, the jokes, the pranks, the games — told by a Hall of Fame team of fans. It’s like sitting on the Hill on a Saturday afternoon, listening to your buddies reminisce about their experiences of being fans of the Kansas Jayhawks.
About the Authors
Matt Fulks grew up in the Kansas City area with parents who pulled for the Jayhawks, and started his journalism career while attending Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, after his baseball career was cut short by a lack of ability. He spends his time as a freelance writer, editor and co-host of the radio show, “Behind the Stats.” He is the author/co-author of 14 other books, including Echoes of Kansas Basketball, More Than the Score, and A Good Place to Stop, co-authored with Max Falkenstien and Doug Vance. Matt resides in the Kansas City area with his wife Libby, their three children, and a Boxer.
Rich Wolfe is the author of more than 25 books, which have sold well over a million copies in the United States. Wolfe has authored the best-selling books in the history of Notre Dame and the Chicago Cubs. The Iowa native is the only person to appear on both Jeopardy! and ESPN’sTwo-Minute Drill. In 2006, he was inducted as one of Leahy’s Lads at Notre Dame.