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Rupps Runts 1965-66 Men’s Basketball NCAA Runner-Up Team

2020-07-03T09:06:22+00:00December 27th, 2019|

RUPP’S RUNTS 1965-66 MENS BASKETBALL NCAA RUNNER -UP This team coached by the legendary Adolph Rupp and was one of the most popular teams he coached. The team was a winner and had two starters from Kentucky. They won the SEC Championship (15-1) losing only to their bitter rival Tennessee 69-62 at Tennessee. Their overall [...]

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Life, Career, Basketball and Dan Issel’s loyalty to Kentucky Continues

2020-07-26T07:20:49+00:00July 25th, 2020|

    Daniel Paul Issel, popularly known Dan Issel, is part of some of my earliest childhood memories.  Listening to Caywood Ledford on the radio talking about Dampier throwing the ball into Issel for the score.   Dan Issel was the favorite player of many Kentucky kids during his four years at Kentucky. Back in the [...]

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A Tribute to Kentucky Wildcasts coach Adolf Rupp

2019-11-16T23:06:53+00:00October 21st, 2017|

I had a young Kentucky fan ask me last week, If I had and Adolph Ruff story. I said Adolfphy who?  He said Ruff.  Ruff?  Are you kidding me?  Do you know why Rupp arena is not called Ruff arena? For the record, it is the one and only  ADOLF RUPP ! Do you remember [...]

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Louie Dampier the greatest Kentucky Wildcat Guard, ever?

2020-08-13T21:41:30+00:00August 13th, 2020|

In this article we will share the Life and Career of Louie Dampier who some believe is the greatest University of Kentucky Guard in history. I loved watching Louie Dampier as a kid.  When we were playing on our drive way hoop by brother was Issel and I was Dampier.  Was he the greates guard [...]

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How many Kentucky Wildcat Players played on NBA Championship Teams?

2020-07-03T08:33:30+00:00June 5th, 2020|

To date 13 former Kentucky Wildcat basketball players have played on NBA Championship teams, here they are: Wildcat NBA Champions NOEL, Paul – Rochester Royals (1951) TSIOROPOULOS, Lou – Boston Celtics (1957, ‘59) RAMSEY, Frank – Boston Celtics (1957, ‘59, ‘60-’64) HAGAN, Cliff – St. Louis Hawks (1958) RILEY, Pat – Los Angeles Laker (1972; [...]

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