100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program is the winningest in the history of the sport, and this book explores those wins along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Wildcats fan should know. Wildcats stars from more than a century of success are highlighted, including Louie Dampier, Pat Riley, Sam Bowie, Jamal Mashburn, Antoine Walker, Walter McCarty, Travis Ford, and Brandon Knight. The team’s colorful coaches are also profiled, including championship winners Adolph Rupp, Joe ...

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Overview

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program is the winningest in the history of the sport, and this book explores those wins along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Wildcats fan should know. Wildcats stars from more than a century of success are highlighted, including Louie Dampier, Pat Riley, Sam Bowie, Jamal Mashburn, Antoine Walker, Walter McCarty, Travis Ford, and Brandon Knight. The team’s colorful coaches are also profiled, including championship winners Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino, and Tubby Smith. It takes years of franchise history and highlights the absolute best and most compelling moments, identifying the personalities, events, and facts that have all come together to make Kentucky the powerhouse that it is. Wildcats fans will read about all of this and more, including some of the long-standing traditions that surround this storied club and the necessary mainstays to participate in, making this something that any Wildcats fan will enjoy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787300
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 323,777
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan Clark is an editor and an instructor at Northern Kentucky University. He is a former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter and current columnist, and the author of Game of My Life Kentucky: Memorable Stories of Wildcats Basketball and Wrestling Reality: The Life and Mind of Chris Kanyon Wrestling’s Gay Superstar. He lives in Burlington, Kentucky. Joe Cox is an attorney who practices law in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He lives in Logan County, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mike Pratt xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xvii

1 Adolph Rupp 1

2 Joe B. Hall 4

3 Cawood Ledford 7

4 Bill Keightley 10

5 John Calipari 12

6 Tubby Smith 17

7 Rick Pitino 19

8 Dan Issel 23

9 C.M. Newton 26

10 Bob Wiggins 28

11 Big Blue Madness 29

12 Attend a Senior Night Game 33

13 Kentucky and Louisville-the Dream Game 35

14 The Greatest Game Ever 37

15 Anthony Davis 40

16 Memorial Coliseum 43

17 Tom Leach and Mike Pratt 45

18 Kenny Walker 48

19 Visit the Joe Craft Center 50

20 Learn "My Old Kentucky Home" 52

21 Ashley Judd 54

22 The Cats' Pause and Oscar Combs 57

23 Bernie Shively 60

24 Jamal Mashburn 62

25 Learn "On, On, U of K" 66

26 The Untouchables 67

27 The Won and Dones of 2012 70

28 The Unforgettables 73

29 Sam Bowie 76

30 The Fabulous Five 79

31 Cheerleaders 81

32 Read-and Possibly Loathe-the Lexington Herald-Leader 83

33 Wildcar Lodge 86

34 Nike and the Changing Uniforms 87

35 The Blue-White Scrimmage 90

36 Pat Riley 91

37 Rupp's Runts 93

38 UK vs. Duke, Part II 1998 97

39 John Wall 100

40 Paul "Bear" Bryant 102

41 The Season Without Joy 104

42 Rex Chapman 106

43 Bob Knight 110

44 Ralph Beard 114

45 The Comeback Cats 117

46 Tony Delk 119

47 The 1948 Olympic Gold Medal Winners 121

48 C-J and Larry Boeck 123

49 The Fiddlin' Five 125

50 Pitino's Bombinos 127

51 Wah Wah Jones 130

52 Bill Spivey 132

53 The Mardi Gras Miracle 135

54 Emery Air and Its Unusual Package 137

55 The Undefeated Season 139

56 Mitch Barnhart 142

57 The Attendance Record 144

58 Travel with the Team-to Maui, Alaska, or New York 146

59 UK vs. Tennessee 148

60 First UK All-American: Basil Hayden 150

61 Freedom Hall 152

62 Matt Jones and Kentucky Sports Radio 154

63 Vernon Hatton is Mr. Clutch 156

64 Terry Mobley and the Shot vs. Duke 158

65 Kyle Macy 160

66 The Draft Cats 163

67 Jack "Goose" Givens 165

68 Coach Cal's No. 1 Recruiting Classes 168

69 Visit Madisonville, Home of Frank Ramsey and Travis Ford 171

70 Watch a Game from the eRUPPtion Zone 173

71 The Walk-Ons 175

72 Take in a Barnstorming Tour 179

73 UK and UNC Rivalry 180

74 Surf on Over to Jon Scott's UK Website 184

75 Cotton Nash 186

76 Richie Farmer 188

77 Visit Ted Arlinghaus and Rupp Arena North 190

78 Louie Dampier 191

79 Tayshaun Prince 195

80 Party at Woodlawn and Euclid 197

81 Eddie Sutton 199

82 Derek Anderson and Ron Mercer-Thunder and Lightning 201

83 Kevin Grevey 204

84 Chuck Hayes 206

85 Go to YouTube and Check Out UKCAT8FAN's Videos 208

86 Jeff Sheppard 210

87 1997: Almost a Three-Peat 212

88 Jodie Meeks 214

89 Wayne Turner: The Ultimate Winner 218

90 Pitino's 1989-90 UK Coaching Staff 220

91 The Comeback Against Kansas 222

92 Meet UK Elvis: Rick Cothern 224

93 UK and Arkansas Rivalry 227

94 Brandon Knight 230

95 Patrick Patterson 234

96 John Wooden's Last Game 237

97 Get Your Maker's Mark Bottle Signed 239

98 Josh Harrellson and His Jorts 242

99 Listen to the Joe B. and Denny Show 245

100 Billy Gillispie 247

Sources 251

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