University of Kansas Late Nite

By Chris Farrell - October 12, 2007


LAWRENCE, Kan. -- If basketball was born in Springfield, Mass., then it definitely grew up in Lawrence, Kan. After opening performances by various dance teams and a recognition of the other athletic teams the night has gotten off to a rousing start.

Recently retired but long time KU Men's basketball broadcaster Max Faulkenstein took the floor to a standing ovation lasting a good minute and half. Faulkenstein took the floor though to introduce one of the truly great figures in University of Kansas athletics, former KU football player and NFL great John Riggins. Riggins gave a short speech about what athletics at Kansas mean to him with thunderous applause by the fans.

In a tribute to red carpet awards shows, the Women's basketball team enters historic Allen Fieldhouse via red carpet. Standing by on the red carpet interviewing the players is local celebrity/budding sideline reporter Danni Boatwright, whose claim to fame was competing as a contestant on "Survivor". Boatwright unfortunately was on the laughing end of the nights first technical glitch. Boatwright not knowing that the feed had been switched to her was simply staring into space, all while the crowd looked on in amusement on the jumbotron.

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Posted by Chris Farrell at 08:09 PM on October 12, 2007
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