TWO YEARS AGO
*The University of Kentucky Athletics Association board of directors voted to begin negotiations with the Unversity of Louisville for a basketball game. The resolution adopted by the board, against the wishes of both athletics director Cliff Hagan and head coach Joe B. Hall, called for Hagan and Hall to begin negotiations with their Louisville counterparts. The two teams met for the first time in 24 years in the NCAA Mideast Regional a few weeks ago.
*Head basketball coach Joe B. Hall was given a five year contract that will cover him until July 1, 1988. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
*The UK Bat Cats split a double-header with the Florida Gators at Shively Sports Center on the UK campus. Florida won the first game
11-4, jumping out to a 7-0 lead and scored four more runs in the ninth to get the win. In the second game, Jay Ray pitched an outstanding game, allowing just eight hits, fanning five and walking only one in UK's 5-0 win over the Gators. UK scored four runs in the fourth on Florida miscues and a two-run double by Scott Knox.
*Sophomore Kevin Gothard hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Wildcats a 7-3 marathon win over visiting New York Tech. The win raised UK's record to 20-7 overall for the year.
*The University of Indiana basketball team broke a 17-game nonconfer-ence winning streak by UK, besting the Cats 3-1 at Shively Sports Center. Paul Kilgus took the loss even though he did not allow an earned run in eight innings pitched.
SIX YEARS AGO
*In their biggest two wins of the year, the UK baseball team silenced the Eastern Division leading Florida Gators with a 6-1, 3-2 sweep at UK. Lefty Tim Brandenburg hurled a five-hitter in the opener and Mark Hredzak drilled a two-run homer. In the second game, Joe Georger threw an eight-hitter and Randy Gipson drove home all three runs with a homer and a single. In the final game, UK lost 12-10 after coming from behind to take a 8-7 lead. During the week, the Cats swept the Indiana Hoosiers 2-1, 3-2 in Bloomington. Georger hurled a one-hitter in the first game and Tim Terry and Brandenburg combined for a three-hitter in the nightcap.
On the first day he could sign a prepster to a national letter-of-intent,
1. What high school recruit did UK sign during the early recuriting period in November?
a) Irving Thomas - Miami, Fla.
b) Danny Ferry - Hyattsville, Md.
c) Kenny Payne - Laurel, Miss.
d) Tony Kimbro- Louisville, Ky. >L
2. When was the first time UK used two sets of jerseys for home and away games?
3. How many seasons did the legendary Adolph Rupp coach at Kentucky?
4. What number did Wah Wah Jones wear in his playing career at Kentucky?
5. What player during the Wildcats championship season (1977-78) led the Cats in rebounding?
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a) Mike Phillips
b) Rick Robey
c) Jack Givens
d) LaVon Williams
6 True or False? Kentucky has never
won back to back NCAA basketball titles.
7. In what city did Georgetown defeat Kentucky the Final Four last season?
a) St. Louis, Mo.
b) San Diego, Calif.
c) Dallas, Texas d; Seattle, Wash.
8. Did Cliff Hagan play high school basketball in the state of Kentucky?
Yes or no.
9. During what year did the "Fiddlin Five" play?
10. Of which of these following schools did UK assistant Lake Kelly used to be the head coach?
b) Middle Tennessee
d) Oral Roberts
Joe Hall inked Sam Bowie, Derrick Hord, Charles Hurt and Dirk Minnie-field. A fifth signee, Tom Heitz, is expected to sign when he returns from a trip in Germany.
ELEVEN YEARS AGO
*A solo homerun in the 11th inning guided Florida past Kentucky 2-1. Kentucky now is 3-5 in the SEC and 12-12 overall.
*UK stranded 11 runners and scored just three runs as Louisville dropped the Cats 6-3 in baseball. The Cats, now 12-13 on the season, have been leaving people on base all year, according to coach Tuffy Home.
Former Bryant Players Wanted
If you played under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant or was a member of his staff, then the Bryant K-Men Group needs to know your address.
The Bryant K-Men Group are looking for those who played football at the University of Kentucky under Bryant during the years of 1946-53. his group has been meeting since 1973 and will hold their 1985 reunion at the Campbell House in Lexington, Tune 27-30.
If you know of anyone, please contact: Nick Odlivak, 8115 Lowell, Skokie, Illinois 60076; Fern Jacobs, 801 83rd Avenue North #323,st, Petersburg, Florida 33702 or in Lexington, call John Griggs at 254-8824.
KHSAA Boys' Tourney Attendance Down
Attendance figures for the recently concluded state basketball tournaments show that attendance was down when compared to 1984 figures. Overall tournament attendance for the Girls State Tournament, held for the first time in Bowling Green, totalled 29,110 persons compared to 33,264 count for the 1984 tournament.
Paid attendance for 1985 was audited at 20,294 for total tickets receipts of $99,985.00 compared to 24,890 and $115,843.00 for 1984. Sessions 7 & 8, the semifinals and finals, dres 4,264 paying fans as Whitley County's Lady Colonels captured the 1985 title compared to the 7,037 who saw Howard Beth's Marshall County team win the 1984 crown. The site for the 1986 Girls Tournament which is slated for March 26-29, 1986, will be selected at the April 18th meeting of the K.H.S.A.A. Board of Control.
Attendance at the Boys Tournament, held at Rupp Arena in Lexington, totalled 122,761 fans with a paying total of 114,185 fans grossing $595,-915.50 in ticket receipts. The per session average was 15,345 with a paid average of 14,273 compared to averages of 16,055 and 14,994 for 1984. The 1986 tournament is set again for Rupp Arena, scheduled to be held March 19-22, 1986.