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5 > Image 5 of Basketball, 1956

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

FACTS ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY General Information LOCATION LEXINGTON, a community of about 100,000 located in the heart of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass region. Renowned as the thoroughbred horse breeding center of the world, Lexington's surrounding countryside is dotted with famous horse farms. The city also is known as the world's largest loose-leaf tobacco market. It is located about 80 miles east of Louisville and 85 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. FOUNDED 1865 ENROLLMENT 7,200 PRESIDENT Dr. Herman Lee Donovan VICE-PRESIDENT Dr. Leo M. Chamberlain VICE-PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Frank Peterson FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ATHLETICS Dr. A. D. Kirwan DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS R. W. Wild ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Southeastern NICKNAME OF TEAMS Wildcats GYMNASIUM Memorial Coliseum (capacity 1 1,500) COLORS Blue and White FIGHT SONG "On, On U of K" BAND "Marching 100" directed by Warren Lutz Athletic Staff ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Bernie A. Shively (Illinois '27) HEAD BASKETBALL COACH Adolph Rupp (Kansas '23) ASST. BASKETBALL COACH Harry Lancaster (Georgetown '32> HEAD FOOTBALL COACH Blanton Collier (Georgetown '27) TRAINER John Payne (La. State '50) EQUIPMENT MANAGER S. C. (Buster) Brown ACCOUNTANT Julian Harrison TICKET SALES MANAGER Harvey Hodges (Kentucky '3D SPORTS PUBLICITY EDITOR Ken Kuhn (Michigan State '46> 3