Denny Trease was the play-by-play “voice of Kentucky basketball” on television from 1972 to 1980. He also served as the “television voice” of the Kansas City Royals for 13 seasons and anchored sportscasts for the CBS television affiliate in Lexington. Trease wrote and produced a documentary of legendary coach Adolph Rupp. In 2002, he received the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in broadcast writing. Before retiring in 2009, he was an anchor for WKYT-TV. He resides in Lexington, Kentucky.
Ryan Clark is a journalist, sportswriter, and graduate of Western Kentucky University. He has been published in numerous national periodicals, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe. Clark has also written or cowritten three books on Kentucky basketball, as well as a book of poetry. He works for Northern Kentucky University and is currently pursuing a PhD from the University of Kentucky. He lives with his family in Burlington, Kentucky.
Joe B. Hall coached the Wildcats from 1972–1985. In 1978, he earned National Coach of the Year accolades and his team won the national title. In 2012, he was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Hall hosts a sports talk radio show in Louisville with former coach Denny Crum.