Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jonckowski fills voice, house with passion for sports

Dick Jonckowski has called baseball and basketball games for about 25 years.

Gophers sports fans might not know the name, but chances are they’ve heard Dick Jonckowski’s voice if they’ve been to a basketball or baseball game in the past 25 years.
Jonckowski, 68, is the voice of the Gophers — at least that’s what he calls himself. That title hasn’t been disputed yet.
He has the longevity to back up that claim; he’s currently in his 26th year as the public address announcer for the men’s basketball team and 24th year with the baseball team. He was also the PA announcer for 10 years of Gophers football.
Jonckowski’s passion for sports stretches beyond his career. His basement can best be described as a sports memorabilia museum: Nearly every square inch is covered right down to the light switch covers, which display athletes like Pete Rose.  read more here

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