Interview with William B. Keightley, November 8, 2005
Part of William B. Keightley Oral History Project
- Interview with William B. Keightley, November 8, 2005
- Keightley, William B.; Interviewee. Suchanek, Jeffrey; Interviewer.
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- Bill Keightley discusses former coach Adolph Rupp and the University of Kentucky men's basketball program during the 1960s. In his discussion of Rupp, Keightley focuses on his recruitment of African-American players, his historic mischaracterization as a racist, his personality, coaching style, biggest rivals, and his thoughts on the toughest venues in which to play an opposing team. Keightley discusses several of the key players and teams of the 1960s, including Cotton Nash, “Rupp's Runts” and Randy Embry. Additionally, he discusses the late 1960's anti-war movement and its effect on the University of Kentucky campus, Coach Rupp, and on the basketball team.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- University of Kentucky--Basketball, University of Kentucky--Basketball--1963-1964, University of Kentucky--Basketball--1965-1966, NCAA National Championship--1966, NCAA Tournament--1977, Rupp, Adolph (1901-1977), Smith, Tubby, Pitino, Rick, Hall, Joe B. (Joe Beason), Duke University--Basketball, Georgia Institute of Technology--Basketball, St. Louis University--Basketball, University of Tennessee--Basketball, Tulane University--Basketball, University of North Carolina--Basketball, University of Notre Dame--Basketball, Segregation--Basketball, College Athletes--Recruiting, College athletes, African American
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