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1959 KENTUCKY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Site Starting Time l
Sept. 19 Georgia Tech at Lexington , . . .. . .. 8:00 p.m. CDT
Sept. 26 Mississippi at Lexington .   ....,   ...,.. . ...v..v. .. 8:00 p.m. CDT
()ct. 2 “*Detroit at Detroit ,.... .. ,...   A   ,. .. ..:. , 8:15 p.m. EST ’·· i
Ott. 10 .»\u1>urn at Auburn ........,.   . . .. ...: . 2:()0 p.m. CST '(
Oct. 17 Louisiana State at Lexington . ., . .. .     ,... 8:00 p.m. CDT l
Oct. 24 Georgia at Lexington :......... , .. . , . , . 8:00 p.m. CDT
Oct. 30 ’”‘Miami (Florida) at Miami ,   . , , , 8:15 p.m. 1iST ,
Nov. 7 Vanderbilt at Nashville ....,. M . . ...:. . ...: . 2:00 p.m. CST
Nov. 14 Xavier (Ohio) at Lexington   ...: . :..:..:.:.   .. 2:00 p.m. CDT
Nov. 21 Tennessee at Lexington (Homecoming) .. 1:30 p.m. CDT
* Fritlay night game. Ki
1958 SEASON RESULTS ’
All Games: Won 5, Lost 4, Tied 1 — .550
SEC Only: Won 3, Lost 4, Tied 1 —-— .437
Crowd
Date Opponent Site UK Opp. Estimate
Sept. 13 Hawaii .....   . (N~l,ouisville) 51 0 9,427
Sept. 20 *Ge0rgia Tech . .....,..,....,...... . (H) 13 0 27.211
Sept. 27 *l\Iississippi ....... . (N—.\·1emphis) ti 27 26,626
Oct. lll ‘ *Auburn ...... - ,............... . H .....   0 8 34,027
Oct. 18 *Louisiaua State .. .... ..   7 32 05,000
Oct. 25 ’*($eorgia ...,, . ..., .   .. (A) 0 28 31,000
Nov. 1 ’*l\liss. State ..., .   ..   (HC)   12 23,540
Nov. 8 °*Vanderbi1t ,     ., M   0 0 25,009
Nov. 15 Xavier ,...... .. ... ...   , (H) 20 6 21,545
Nov. 22 ’”‘Tennessee . . , . (A;) 6 2 41,600
136 115 305,094
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University of Kentucky
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’ University el K:r:€·uc.Iorts and s>ortsmanshi>, Dr. Frank G. Dickev
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_ , serves as chief administrative officer in his capacity as University presi-
  dent. He also is currently vice-president of the Southeastern Conference.
  1)r. Leo M. Chamberlain, vice-president of UK, has general supervision
_ over the Department and also serves as vice chairman of the Board of
, Q Directors of the Association.
  Former UK football player and one-time Wildcat coach, Dr. A. D.
`   Kirwan, acts as secretary to the Association. He also is the school’s
1 faculty representative to the Southeastern Conference and currently is
y chairman of the NCAA committee on infractions.
l Bernie A. Shively heads the Department as Director of Athletics.
l Maintaining over-all control of UK athletics affairs is the Board of
l Directors of the Athletics Association, composed of the President of the
` University and l0 other directors appointed by him, including five mem-
bers ol the laculty ol the University. the president of the Student Con-
gress, an alumnus ol` the school, a member of the UK Board of Trustees,
and two others. Frank D. Peterson, University Vice President of Busi-
ness Administration, serves the board as treasurer.
{ The current Board of Directors consists of the following members:
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I Dr. Frank G. Dickey, Dr. Leo M. Chamberlain,
I Chairman Vice Chairman
l Dr. A. D. Kirwan, Secretary 1)r. \=V. VV. Haynes
l Dr. Ralph Angelucci Robert Hobson
l james B. Allen Prof, John Kuiper
Dr. A. E. Biggie H. D. Palmore
' Dr. Aubrey J. Brown Dr. D. V. Terrell Q
Dr. Thomas Clark Prof. William A. Tolman `
y Dr. Lyman Ginger *Student representative .
° To be appointed.
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STOLL FIELD — McLEAN STADIUM 1
l\luch confusion among the general >ublic and the s>orts-writin¤ ·
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fraternity apparently exists over a seeming duplication of titles in re-
fcrrin to the University of Kentuckv’s football setuy alon "Avenue
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of Cl1ampions."
Officially, by action of the University Board of Trustees, the general
area encompassing the playing field is known as “Stoll Field." Like— y
wise, by authority of the same body, the stadium proper is known as .
"McLean Staclium."
Kentucky’s lirst football field, occupying the general site of what ;
is now the practice Held west of the stadium, was first given a name
when it was dedicated on October 14, 1916, as Stoll Field in honor of ’
the late judge Richard C. Stoll, prominent alumnus, trustee and bene- i
factor of the University of Kentucky. Soon after the first sections of {
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i the new field site and stadium were likewise oili:i.z.lly known   Sioll ,
Field. `
The first attraction to be held on the new Stoll Field was a football I
game with the University of Louisville on October 4, 1924. A gridiron ;
clash between Kentucky and the then-powerful Centre College team
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1 was the hrst game played in tl1e ful1y—completed stadium on Novem-
1 ber I, 1924.
E The later reference to the concrete stands as "McLean Stadium"
1 has existed since November 1, 1924, when the stadium was officially
1 dedicated in memory of Price Innes McLean and a bronze plaque
l placed in the south stands by the Class of 1925. McLean, regular center
1 011 the 1923 Kentucky football squad, died November 7, 1923, as the
1 result of injuries sustained in the U.K.—Cincinnati game played in the
Queen City the afternoon before.
Major expansions of McLean Stadium in 1948, 1949, and this IJHSL
‘ season have resulted in a current over-all seating capacity of approxi-
mately 37,500. The latest construction installed 3,655 new permanent
1 box seats at a cost of 513115,000 and increased capacity by 1,629.
1 New practice facilities also l1ave been prepared for the football
€ \\'iltlc:11·< on zlze University farm. As part of a $320.000 sports center,
1 the =.·.1rsity and freshman gridders this fall will practice on an area
·;r1t¤ivalent to five football helds in size. Along with the new field, they
1 wil! lvm; spar; in a large new dressing room bt1ilding—making a facil~
itj. Lswjgllf/C’1`i:S_(}11Q`:”li the best in the nation.
71`i1c·1l»·i .·1c.*‘p1`a·tri1ce lot and dressing room building, off Rose Street,
z ·:r¤r abancloiiiecl this spring to nialze way for a new men’s dormitory.
 <:z,r;·c I-t Champions" came into being in the spring of 1950 as
an honorary .;¥`;i;,   ·‘j;_=?*?%.r¤-·tc11 of Euclid Avenue running between the
  1 ,1sity°s`$»i¥,G00,0bU’4hrIemorial Coliseum and 1\IcLean Stadium. The
street was officially re-named by the City of Lexington in recognition
1   ·AE*`E'i,1;».   ·11~j~reced~¤z·c A success of 1950 in annexing the
’· titheastez·1‘.‘~C`{)iQ‘r.;1 ence nties in both football and basketball and their
1 national <.ii:»:·¤;2;=$ensYi_*ps in the Sugar Bowl grid game and the N(Z.»\.~\
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HG¤‘—E&Z>7`§3 COME LATELY
  i== 1oo1i‘1;1ll begwnzings in 1881 through 1942, Kentucky had
- D ae wl   1.sn11:=itE   .1 recognized All-America team. In the short
1 —~1,.»¤;   .. .»rs :·111<  in less than seven have earned first team mention on·
A tt;-.· ·`·;;1xm1al i~c-nor  .1is and four of the stars were repeaters. Sixteen
1¥’i1rlc:··= havi- rc·..—i=·:u All-Conference recognition since the loop was
1 organized in 1933.
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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
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BERNIE A. SHIVELY
Supervising the steady growth and balanced development of one
ol' the nation’s top athletic programs is the Herculean task being car-
ried out successfully by Bernie A. Shively.
Few who have observed the untiring efforts of the tall, silver-
haired former .~\ll-America footballer in the service of the University
of Kentucky since 1927 and as Director of Athletics since 1938 will argue »
his fitness as an athletic Hercules. Not only has Shively guided the de- V
velopment of Kentucky as a "
nationally-respected p o w e r in
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  _ .  .    __ __  .V .F·’  V V . Iientucky’s athletic plant result- 1
Q — . ., ;  ff  fil;/g  V , " l ing from the progression of the l
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V ' ,     if 1  iV  -~2 -  if  {cams to greater national promi-
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  Q it  . '1`hc seating capacity of lien-
jl,] if 3 _   tucky’s football stadium, McLean
VV " I ’/V   Stadium on Stoll Field, has been
wg j doubled to bring the current Y
  V °   tuunber of seats to approximate-  
  ' V V  ly 37,500 and on par with most .
  S,  _ »  other schools located in heavier-
é i  if populated areas. Powerful light- ,
ing equipment also was installed
during the 1948-49 construction
to bring night football into new popularity. Partly to satisfy the over-
whelming number of basketball devotees, who could not squeeze into i
the 2,800-seat Alumni Gymnasium, a long-planned Memorial Coliseum
was completed in 1950. Seating 11,500 persons for cage contests, the I
four-million dollar Coliseum also houses the Athletic Department. i
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‘ ranch-style living units which have served as the home of the football
team since 1954. "\Vildcat Manor" and "Kitten Lodge" replace three
frame houses which the gridders had occupied since 1949.
A large dressing room building and football practice field, used
since 1955, was abandoned last spring to make way for a huge new
n1en's dorm to be built by the University. Under Shively's supervis-
ion. a spacious new Sports Center has been prepared a short distance
lx away on the University farm to take even better care of the footballers
Q and spring sports teams.
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A native of Paris, lll., Shively attended the University of Illinois
I where he was an All—America guard in 1926 on the same grid team
V made famous by Red Grange. Demonstrating a claim to being one of
the finest all—around athletes in Illinois’ history, "Shive" also laid claim
| to the Big 10 heavyweight wrestling championship and annexed letters
in track before graduating in 1927.
, Shively came to Kentucky in 1927 as line coach of football under
I Harry (Lammagc and six years later was named head of the UK Physi-
cal Education Department. I-le succeeded Chet VVynne as Athletic
l Director in 1938. During this period and the years following, he also
{ served as track and baseball coach for several seasons and continued
i to assist the football staff as line coach until 1944. The next year, 1945,
{ he assumed full charge of the grid squad for one season before turning
the job over to mentor l’aul (Bear) Bryant in 1946.
V The Kentucky Athletic Director served as chairman of the South-
; eastern Conference basketball committee for a number of years and
Q for the past six years has been president of the SEC Coaches and
  Athletic Directors Association. Currently, he is a member of the NCAA
1 Basketball Tournament Committee and serves as chairman `of the NCAA
Summer Baseball Committee. He also has been active in numerous.
4 state and civic organizations and projects, including present direction
` of the county recreation board. For several years he was Supervisor of
‘ Officials for the Ohio Valley Conference.
y Shively and his wife, Ruth, have two children. Doug was a star end
gy on the UK grid team for three years ending in 1958 while daughter
  Suzanne. a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UK in 1957, is attending Edin-·
1 burgh University in Scotland.
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BLANTON COLLIER
Head Football Couch
(Five Years — Won 27, Lost 2`I, Tied 2)
! A quietanannered native Kentuckian who is widely regarded at
y all levels of the game as one of football's most brilliant tacticians and
{ finest gentlemen, Blanton Long Collier is a man of unique background
1 and the personification of a patient, thorough teacher.
( \Vitl1 only five years in the collegiate coaching ranks behind him,
the popular \*\r’ildcat mentor might be considered a novice to the un-
informed. But to his fellow mentors throughout the country, who know
the facts of his background and football philosophy, he is held in the
highest respect and already has been accorded "Coach of the Year"
honor in the tough Southeastern Conference.
A great many, both in the profession and out, feel that Kentucky
( is fortunate to have the services of one of the keenest minds in the grid
Q sport who needs only a few more "tools of the trade" (outstanding play-
’ ers) to boost the \Vildcats to the top. Although his hrst Hve Kentucky
elevens have not reached the Southeastern Conference throne room or
i taken part in post—season bowl activity, both University officials and the
J "Man In The Street" are solidly behind Collier and the program he
, directs with hard—working efficiency. Illustrative of this confidence is
, 1 _ the new contract that the coach was awarded following the 1958 cam»
1 paign, extending his services to Feb. 1, 1965.
4 \Vhen Collier gave up the security of his position as backlield coach
, and chief aide to fabulous Paul Brown of the perennial world pro cham-
pion Cleveland Browns to take over the reins at his home—state univer-
*   sity in 1954, he fulfilled a life-long ambition and climaxed a unique rise
; g in the coaching game. He became a college coach for the first time after
l nearly a quarter-century in the profession of tutoring football.
y f Born in Millersburg, liy., july 2, 1906, and brought up in Paris,
  ,, liy., only 17 miles from the University campus, Collier began his ath—
I y letic career at Paris High School by playing both football and basket-
A ball. Later at Georgetown College, he lettered in both sports. Although
I   not an outstanding gridder because of his lack of size (he weighed only
t 125 pounds then), he nevertheless was regarded as a close student of the
, game and, upon graduation in 1927, was named coach of all sports at
Paris High.
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He held this position until he entered the Navy in 1943. During
16 years in the schoolboy coaching ranks, his teams won or shared two
Central Kentucky Conference football titles and six basketball cham-
pionships. His last high school grid team (1943) ranked as unofficial
state champions. Also during this period he took postgraduate work
at the University of Kentucky and received a master’s degree in educa-
tional administration in 1942.
It was while he was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training _
Station during his Navy tour that Collier and Paul Brown discovered  
each other. Brown, a lieutenant and head coach of the Great Lakes i
football team, became impressed with Yoeman Collier’s football knowl- `
edge and added him to the staff as an assistant coach. The following V
year (1946) when the Cleveland Browns were organized with Brown
as head coach, Collier made the unique jump from high school ranks
_ (via service ball) to the pros by going along as backfield coach.
During eight seasons with the perennial world champion Browns,
Collier made a reputation that stamped him as a great teacher of foot-
ball—determined but quietly patient. His special function as number
one aide to Brown was pass defense and the club consistently ranked 4
tops in the league in this department. l
Enters College Ranks In 1954 As UK Coach l
\Vhen the Kentucky job became available in 1954 with the transfer l
of Paul Bryant to Texas A Sc M, Collier was lured into collegiate ranks .
I for the first time in nearly a quarter-century of coaching experience. ;
` Given a three-year contract, Collier launched an immediate attack
based on his version of the Split T offense and spiced with a generous ~
helping of gridiron fundamentals and stress on perfection in play
execution, ~
The results came almost immediately as the M/ildcats, after an
` erratic start that saw a 2-3 split in the first Eve encounters, forged a vic- l
tory string of five straight from mid-season and capped it with a win  
over arch-rival Tennessee in the rain at Knoxville. The Kentuckians t`
were in bowl contention all the way as they wound up with a 7-3 record ‘A
for the 1954 campaign.  
Coach Collier was rewarded by grateful school officials with a new  
five-year contract and fellow mentors of the Southeastern Conference
voted him "SEC Coach of the Year." In gaining this honor in his "fresh- *
man" season at UK, an achievement made all the more noteworthy con-
sidering that it was the first time the title had been bestowed on a coach
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in his initial year of college tutoring, Collier climaxed a unique rise in
the game.
The 1955 campaign was virtually a repetition of the previous year.
In carving out a 6-3-1 mark, Collier could point with pride to the fact
that his men registered a win over Ole Miss, the only setback suffered
by the eventual SEC and Cotton Bowl champs, and a second straight
triumph over Powerful Tennessee that eliminated t11e Vols from bowl
V contention and again boosted the \Vi1dcats' stock for a post-season date.
,- ln 1956, Kentucky slipped to sixth place on a record of six
, wins and four defeats and in 1957 hit rock bottom in the conference
E standings as the result of only three victories in 10 starts against some
' of the South’s toughest grid powers. But there was some solace to be
gained in the knowledge that impartial observers classed the '56 record
as remarkable in view of personnel problems and praised the 1957 out-
fit, which wound up in a blaze of glory by upsetting Tennessee for the
third time in four years, as "probably the nation’s best non-winning
team." Another point of pride in the luckless ’57 record was the WVi1d-
cats’ near upset of eventual national champion Auburn, who needed a
{ key penalty and questionable help at the goal line to eke out a 6-O win
[ on their home ground.
  Last year, the Colliermen were beset by injuries and another
{ "killer" schedule that might easily have proven chaotic to a less deter-
mined coach and team. The 5-4-1 record posted as the \Vildcats began
i to claw their way to the top was highlighted by a surprise triumph over
, Georgia Tech, another “scare" of Auburn and an amazing fourth win
y in the last five years over Tennessee.
Coincidental with his success on the football held, Collier has
, gained increasingly wide popularity and respect throughout the state
and nation. Relations with Kentucky high school coaches are at an all-
1 time high and the \*Vildcat mentor is constantly in demand as an au-
thoritative lecturer at coaching clinics all over the country. In the sum-
F mer of 1957, he went overseas for the Army and Air Force to conduct
,1 clinics for artned services personnel in japan and Hawaii. 1-le also
[ served as head coach of the Grays in the Blue-Gray Game last December
  and previously assisted on the East coaching staff two straight years
  (1956-57) for the annual Shrine East-\N’est Game at San Francisco as
E well as the 1955 Christian Bowl game.
; Collier married Miss Mary Forman Varden of Paris in 1931 and
1 they have three daughters—Carolyn, Kay and jane.
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THE COACHING STAFF  
  ERMAL ALLEN
»   ·:—·,   · (Kentucky '42)
  Backfield cmu
* , f? 1  ;,_ l l ``:..`       0110 of KCHtllCl
holds a master’s degree. Hometown: Morristown, Tenn.
I , .{.... .   BILL ARNSPARGER l
l . »__,   i `’'‘ (Miami (O.) 'SO)
  ”  Offensive Line Coach ¤
    One of Coach Collier s former grid pupils at Paris I
., { ‘*·    __ ,’ (Ky.) High School and a native Kentuckian, Arns-
V   parger joined the UK staff in 1954 as an assistant l
  "  ` in charge of offensive line play. The 30-year-old  
I   V V  former Marine brought to the staff an excellent back-
  ground of coaching experience which began at {il
A Miami (Ohio) U. following his graduation from fj
that school in ’50. In 1951, he moved with boss VVoody Hayes to Ohio State "
where he was tackle coach in charge of offensive line play for three seasons. l
Arnsparger played at tackle and guard on Collier’s teams at Paris High from l'
1941-43 and entered UK as a freshman in '44. His tour of duty in the
Marines began shortly thereafter and he transferred to Miami U. after his ~
discharge to play under Sid Gillman and later Hayes. Like his current boss,
Bill has his master’s degree. Hometown: Paris, Ky.
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g ~ `,-¢       _ JOHN NORTH
A ~  /  (Vanderbilt '48)
(vp, §a;.,_, E   Offensive Backfield Coach
qv    ei A former star Hankman at Vanderbilt, ]ohn North
  joined the Kentucky coaching staff in the spring of
,   v--i     1956 as Freshman Coach after a full career as col-
  ')      legian, pro player, high school and college coach.
jg   The 37-year-old Tennessee native was in the Van-
Q     derbilt camp for the 1941 and 1942 seasons before
entering military service during WVorld WVar II. He
” served three years in the Marines, attaining the grade of sergeant, and upon
his release returned to vamly to play out his remaining years of eligibility
in 1946-47. Despite shot-up legs from Marine battles in the South Pacific,
he earned second string All-SEC honors and went on to play end two years
for the Baltimore Colts. He started his coaching career at a high school in
Tallahassee, Ala., in 1951 and three seasons later became line coach at
Tennessee Tech, a job he held for the two campaigns immediately preceding
his transfer to Kentucky. After guiding the Kentucky freshmen to two
1 straight undefeated seasons, ]ohn moved up to varsity end coach and this
I spring changed duties to take over offensive backlield operations. North
holds a master’s degree from Peabody College in Nashville. Hometown:
j Old Hickory, Tenn.
    ,, ~  "    DON SHULA
l  Y '  (John canon *511
      Offensive Bachfield Coach
4 ¤   ,   2*  
j ff/° ,f»?   A seven-ycar National Football League veteran
;   ' ‘ ’    and one of the nation’s outstanding young coaches,
  Don Shula joined the Kentucky staff last February
I   after one year at University of Virginia. The 29-
Q       year-old native of Painesville, Ohio, got his start in
    big-time football with the Cleveland Browns in 1951,
L ° *l*`iii     ’i`Aii`A   playing halfback under the coaching of Blanton Col-
ij lier who was then the Browns’ backheld tutor. After a two-year stint, Shula
A was with the Baltimore Colts for four sea