FACTS ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
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 — 1 865
ENROLLMENT — Approximately 6,000
PRESIDENT — Dr. Herman Lee Donovan
VICE-PRESIDENT — Dr. Leo M. Chamberlain
FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ATHLETICS — Dean A. D. Kirwan
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Southeastern
NICKNAME OF TEAMS — Wildcats
GYMNASIUM — Memorial Coliseum (capacity 13,000)
COLORS — Blue and White
FIGHT SONG — "On, On U of K"
MASCOT — "Colonel" (a live Kentucky wildcat)
BAND — "Marching 100" directed by Warren Lutz
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR — Bernie A. Shively (Illinois '27) HEAD BASKETBALL COACH — Adolph Rupp (Kansas '23) ASST. BASKETBALL COACH — Harry Lancaster (Georgetown '32) TRAINER — Charles (Smoky) Harper (Mercer '23) EQUIPMENT MANAGER — S. C. (Buster) Brown ACCOUNTANT — David Doyle
TICKET SALES MANAGER — Harvey Hodges (Kentucky '3D SPORTS PUBLICITY EDITOR — Ken Kuhn (Michigan State '46)