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Image 8 of The Cats' Pause, 4-Dec-76

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PAGE 8 THE CATS' PAUSE, DECEMBER k, 1976 1975-76 KENTUCKY VARSITY BASKETBALL STATISTICS (31 Games) FINAL Name—Pos. GIVENS, F . . PHILLIPS, C LEE, F CLAYTOR, G CASEY, G HOLLAND HALL, G . RAMSEY, I Rebounds: G MIn. Fg-Fga Pet. Ft-Fta Pet. Reb-Ave. A Pf-Dq Pts. Ave. T.O 30 1068 243-494 49.2 116 140 82.9 216- 7 2 81 80-0 602 20.1 76 30 874 199-367 54.2 69 117 59.0 295- 9 8 22 93-5 467 15.6 97 30 1072 136-304 44.7 64 89 71.9 165- 5 5 98 99-3 336 11.2 81 30 783 116-236 49.2 47 77 61.0 220- 7 3 41 105-8 279 9.3 92 12 357 73-130 56.2 41 56 73.2 90- 7 5 17 39-4 187 15.6 35 28 636 77-165 46.7 28 37 75.7 31- 1 1 68 67-3 182 6.5 46 28 542 70-178 39.3 28 36 77.8 26- 0 9 32 44-0 168 6.0 45 25 234 32- 65 49.2 25 37 67.6 44- 1 8 7 43-1 89 3.6 13 29 302 20- 44 45.5 27 35 77.1 43- 1 5 10 21-0 67 2.3 25 20 144 10- 27 37.0 5 9 55.6 13- 0 7 12 20-0 25 1.3 11 9 30 1- 2 50.0 3 4 75.0 1- 0 1 3 4-0 5 0.6 2 9 98 4- 14 28.6 0 0 .... 19- 2 1 3 17-1 8 0.9 9 2 8 0- 1 — 0 0 .... 3- 1 5 0 0-0 0 — 1 Ky Team 84 D.B. Ky-Opp 63-77 KENTUCKY TOTALS............30 OPPONENT TOTALS ............30 981-2027 938-1998 48.4 46.9 453-637 469-667 71.1 70.3 1250-41.7 1098-36.6 394 353 632-25 625-27 2415 2345 80.5 78.2 539 511 MONDAY 1976-77 — SEC BASKETBALL SCHEDULE — 1976-77 FRIDAY t-Television 29 Morehead at Alabama Appalachian St. at Auburn New Orleans at Miss. St Kentucky at Indiana Samford at LSU S Dakota St at Ole Miss Miss State at SW La Michigan at Vanderbilt 13 Kentucky at S.Carolina 20 Wes. at Florida Evansville at Georgia LSU at Pacific 27 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 Troy State at Georgia Duke at Tennessee 14 21 Ole Miss at Memphis State Xavier at Tennessee Iowa St. at Vanderbilt 28 1 S.Carolina at Alabama Richmond at Auburn Mo. Western at Ole Miss Troy State at Miss. St. Louisville at Vanderbilt 8 Florida vs. Marquette at Jacksonville Niagara at LSU Ole Miss at Tulane 15 TCU at Kentucky Sou. Miss at Miss. St. 26 Alabama vs. Purdue at B'ham Auburn vs. Jacksonville at B'ham. Ga. Tech at Georgia Tulane at LSU DECEMBER NE Missouri St at Miss. St. 16 Auburn at Va. Comm. 22 I 23 Alabama in South Carolina Classic at Columbia LSU at California 29 Vanderbilt at Tenn. Tech 30 LSU in Louisiana Classic at Baton Rouge Auburn in Louisville Classic at Louisville Miss. State in Old Dominion Classic at Norfolk Alabama vs. W Mich. I Florida in Gator Bowl at Jacksonville at Sham. j Georgia in Sugar Bowl Classic at New.Orleans Mid. Tenn. St at Vanderbilt Alabama at Auburn Miss. State at Florida Georgia at Kentucky Ole Miss at LSU Tennessee at Vanderbil 10 Ole Miss at Alabama Auburn at Georgia Florida at Tennessee 17 Vanderbilt at Auburn Kentucky at Florida Georgia at LSU Tennessee at Ole Miss 24 Alabama at Georgia Ole Miss at Kentucky LSU at Vanderbilt Miss State at Tennessee 31 Vanderbilt at Alabama Auburn at Ole Miss Florida at LSU Kentucky at Miss. State 11 18 25 Alabama at Florida Miss. State at Auburn Georgia at Vanderbilt 12 LSU at Miss. State Tennessee at Kentucky 19 Ole Miss vs. Sou H at Jackson Kentucky/N.Dane at Louisville SATURDAY 27 Mercer at Florida Wisconsin at Kentucky Ole Miss at TCU Ky.Wesleyan at Miss.St South Fla. at Tennessee Vanderbilt at Kansas St. Alabama at LaSalle Fair-Dknsn at Auburn Florida at East Tenn. Sou Cal at LSU TCU at Ole Miss UNC/Char. at Tennessee Vanderbilt at St John's 10 I 11 Tennessee in Utah Classic at Salt Lake City Buffalo at Georgia Kansas at Kentucky Texas at Miss State Mercer af 'anrierbilt 17 18 Alabama in Dayton Classic at Dayton Florida in Big Sun Tournament at St Petersburg Kentucky in Kentucky Invitational at Lexington Ole Miss in Toledo Tournament at Toledo Tennessee in Volunteer Classic at Knoxville Oklahoma City at LSU | Fair Dknsn at Georgia 24 31 JANUARY 13 20 26 Sunday. Jan. 30—Tennessee vs. UCLA in Atlanta t 1 Georgia at Tennessee Alabama at Ole Miss Georgia at Auburn Tennessee at Florida Miss. State at LSU Kentucky vs Fla. State in Louisville 14 Auburn at Vanderbilt Florida at Kentucky LSU at Georgia Ole Miss at Tennessee 21 Georgia at Alabama Auburn at Jacksonville Kentucky at Ole Miss Vanderbilt at LSU Tennessee at Miss. State 28 Alabama at Vanderbilt Ole Miss at Auburn LSU at Florida Miss. Stale at Kentucky Florida at Alabama Auburn at Miss State Kentucky at Georgia Vanderbilt al Tennessee L^.-o .... -it. 15 22 16 23 27 Georgia at Ga. Tech 14 21 28 10 17 24 11 18 25 25 8 LSU at Alabama Auburn at Tennessee Florida at Georgia Kentucky at Vanderbilt t Ole Miss at Miss. State 15 Alabama at Miss. State t Kentucky at Auburn Vanderbilt at Florida t Georgia at Ole Miss Tennessee at LSU 22 Alabama at Tennessee Florida at Auburn Miss. State at Georgia t LSU at Kentucky Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 29 Kentucky at Alabama Auburn at LSU-t Florida at Ole Miss Vanderbilt at Miss. State Alabama at LSU Tennessee at Auburn t Georgia at Florida Vanderbilt at Kentucky Miss. State at Ole Miss 12 Miss State at Alabama Auburn at Kentucky flarida at Vanderbilt Ole Miss at Georgia t LSU at Tennessee 19 Tennessee at Alabama t Auburn at Florida Georgia at Miss State Kentucky at LSU Vanderbilt at Ole Miss 10 - 11 26 Alabama at Kentucky t LSU at Auburn Ole Miss at Florida Tennessee at Georgia Miss. State at Vanderbilt Auburn at Alabama Florida at Miss. State Vanderbilt at Georgia Kentucky at Tennessee! LSU at Ole Miss 12 Mascot Brings Life To Crowd Have you ever wondered how expensive the clothes are that some people wear to University of Kentucky athletic events? Gary Tanner's threads probably rate as the highest priced outfit, although he isn't a flashy dresser. Tanner is the guy that you've seen going wild at UK's football games. Dressed in a $500 costume, he is the furry Wildcat mascot. "The university needs something to represent it," Tanner said. "People need to see the Wildcat so they can identify with it." Without a doubt, Tanner is a friendly Wildcat. At the football games, he would wonder through the crowd, meeting thousands of fans. "1 like to talk to spectators and walk into the stands," he said. Being a Wildcat requires attending practice sessions also. It isn't a job in which Tanner just shows up for the football and basketball games. "I practice with the cheerleaders on Tuesday and Thursday and on Fridays when there was home football games," he said. "During basketball season, we'll work around the games." Wearing such an expensive outfit, it is also very humid inside. There isn't any holes to provide air for Tanner. "Besides the fur, there is lining which makes an interior," he said. "I've lost up to 15 pounds at a game. The least I've lost was six pounds and that was at a night game. "I wear a perforated nylon shirt and gym trunks underneath it." Tanner describes the life of a Wildcat mascot. "I'm a mystery type of person," he said. "People really don't know who I am. "When I go to a fraternity party, people will look, then take another look. They'll want to shake my hand. "The question that I am asked the most is, 'are you hot'? The second most asked question is, 'How do you see'? There are always girls who will say something like, 'you're so cuddly.'' The Wildcat costume rates as one of the best among colleges across the nation. "It's an A-l outfit, I'm proud of it," Tanner said. "Penn State's Nittany Lion is the most pityful thing 'I've ever seen. The Florida Gator is just some big smiling thing, like a Walt Disney character." A Bowling Green High graduate, Tanner was captain of the football and wrestling teams and ran track. He had cheerleading experience at Western Kentucky University before transferring to UK. A business administration junior, Tanner made the cheerleading squad and decided that the role of the [Continued On Page 15]