xt7f4q7qp03k_6 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7f4q7qp03k/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7f4q7qp03k/data/1986ua024.dao.xml Townsend, William H.,  (William Henry), 1890-1964 19461958 0.44 Cubic feet 1 box The majority of materials in the William H. Townsend papers relate to the point-shaving scandal involving several University of Kentucky basketball players and the NCAA investigation into these allegations during 1951-1952. archival material English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. William H. Townsend papers Basketball Betting. Basketball players--Kentucky. College sports. Sanctions, administrative. Universities and colleges. Statement to Executive Committee of Southeastern Conference by Herman Donovan, page 6 text Statement to Executive Committee of Southeastern Conference by Herman Donovan, page 6 2014 1952 August 11, 1952 section false xt7f4q7qp03k_6 xt7f4q7qp03k 8t¢t¤¤n¤t Kane ta tha 3¤•a¤t1v• ¤¤¤¤&t1a• at tha $¢¤th••stc2¤
» V ¤¤¤r•r•¤••, Auguat 11, 1951
H. L, Hmavm, Prasmant
¤¤1v¤r»1¤y»¤! Kentucky
fxrat , va wash tn axprasa za yan aur nvprnaigtacn tvrryvuv .»‘»
v111£¤g¤••• ta ns¤•sb1¤ again ana hun: nur nppcnx tar n aaré
¤ 4•v¤tnn&1ng verdict thnn yam v•r¤ nbnut to p¤¤¤¤¤n•• upon
tha Unlvornity at H•nt¤¤xy wh¤¤ wm nppaarot b•t¤r• ynu at yuar
lnat nneting. Farina: &•g1u&•t1¤n at ear institution an •
r••¤1t at tha bnnkntlnli scandal ¤¤¤¤¤t p¤¤¤1h1yy aervv any gan!
purpcaa, an vn have alrunay pmncgna ta ywu ana to tn; eoa tvy
· major rwfurus in au: athlstia p¤11¤1•¤. Qhrough tha unnnvuitul
publxatty wv hmvo r ¤•1v•d, tha 1¤nt1tmt1¤n sh¢ th¤•• ¤¤n¤•¢t•l
with Aa havn axraaay au:t»r•d untala  usury. Ys trol nav that
we are entitled t¤ ¤¤me g¤n¢r¤¢1¤y·and aynputhctic ¤¤¤•»»s•¤d1¤g
¤¤ the pari cf cnr anilnaguea wiatn vhs:  vm ¤¤v• b#•u asaentnftl
- nxnee who turnetxnn at tmc $¤u¤h•a¤¤ern Gnntovguca.
At ¤¤v !¤rn r nesting tha v¢prn¤¢¤¤m¤1v¤¤ at tha ¤¤1v•rs£ty
of Ktntuaty dtd not came b•f¤v¢ yaa asking for a *¤h1t¢vaah'. I
We entered u plea at guilty to al1 af t¤¤n¤ charge; to w¤1¤¤·w•
{ara guilty ana w• r•qu•»$a¤ you to 1¤p¤•• pnnxshnnnt upon as
ucmu nnur te with the artanuen wm had ¤¤¤¤1¤t•&.  
It is m mnttcr at tant that sx: at any basketball playuru
nid tnte hrtbnu  ren IIIUIIFI tc fix gunna by controlling tha
paint sprvné. Tha University at lantunty vnu dnspiy n¤n111nt•¤

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and grieved to learn or tain tuaiaa t and an havn imno svvrythx g
vn pasntbly anal! ta ¢t¤¤¢ tux ihiu Axsgrnen. Assistant Bxstrtut
Atvavnoy Yxnnont ¤*¤eu¤¤v has tcntttxoa publicly ta »nr •t¤¤vt• ,
an nanxutxng hx: Ln ¤¤•¤v•¤1¤  all tha fasts raguréing this antt•r.
YQ •1•¤ havn nnttvnd a plan at guxlty tu tha  haxgu th ¤ Nrutn,
Ivaxd and Spivoy annmptwa  natal; pnynnnts fur sabc an uh&¤h tha;
 prdhnb1y aaa xxttla ar no wont, s d an Mayo r•»¤¢¤m¤»¢ sunk
pw¤»t1¤•n an vxalntxans at the vu1•• at tha ¢¤¤t¤:•m¤•.
Ii hav: •»t¤¤v1•¢g¤¢ tant ans at a r taotbail p&¤;¤v¤ u••¢xv»¢
  €26¤ t¢r th• v¤¥¤has• at u1•th»¢ at tha tin  hs natural thm  ¤&v•¤»
attr, ana thas thx: hn; nude hsm an lxgzhmn.
¥• rvrp cttulxy ungsvat that y¤¤ tina tha vnzvoraity at
Xantmsky rar thn¢• violations at ruleset t  ¤¤ !¤r•ne» and that
www ¢¤¤1¢r• x11 ¤t t o shove nunnt b¤s¤¢%¤¤11 plnauxw uno pnrttnxpa oi
in the aanudnx nad in tha vxnlntx n at rules xnclxgxhln. ve alt 
cuggaut that you aaelars anaxxgibia tan tvottnlx p1 ¤r wha
nnteptet #209 at tha ti n hs antarwt t n Wuivurntty, and that
vnu leave; upon tha 1¤•txt¤t1¤¤ an upprnprtatn tins. In ntaxtau 
tc thnse panalttou, vu nuggvnt that yum ylnvs tha bunistbnll t•a¤
at t • Wnxvnrmity at Xuntuuxy on prubntxan fur • pariad ¤t can
pier.  
it has baen nhargnt that thu hay: e  tha present tnakaibull
inns acnsptst #16a ana a eax: ssrtirtsnxa iran unrsnants for
¤1¤th1¤g, una that this was ; vtolatx n nf the xalan at t s $ ¤th»
nn•tnr¤ ¤¤ t•v¤¤¢•. This nmncr van wasn to tha hay: h••an»• thor
wwwa pnmixoxputxng in a Bari ga n and n t urnqunmt. tanhnxsallr

 this is a violation at can at the rules at tha $¤¤th•ast•r¤ ¢¤n·  
r•»•¤u• but it tha hn¤k•thn11 vans has vxoln d tha r¤2•, than
avery $¤¤t¤••¤t»r¤ 6ant»r»¤¤• reethnxx t••» that has p1¤;•¤ in •
ba l during tha pnst t¢¤ yaarn av more has v1¤1nt¢¤ t¤• enum r 1•
and the vtalatia  hn: Upon nppvnvnd by tha ¤au¤1n•&¤¤•r and xgnavot
by tha ¤m t»v•n¢•. We ssa so ¢1!r¤r¤¤¤• Ittvuun giving A h¤sN•t·
ball plnynr wha use pnrtzax ntea Ln n taxi gas  ar ahna x nahip  
nntx nal t arnaaant {lab for •xp•¤•• annoy and antcrtnxunent ever “
ani shawn normal axpansoa and giving §2§¤ ta a faotlull plnyur
who partxcxpntvn in a hurt g¤¤• tar the snnn purposa. What as
  »¢¤¤• tar the gowns shnuld to ¢a¤ • tar tha gnnénr,
do aa nat p1••d guilty ta the whnrgu that our hnokatbnll
player: havn rncoxvvd •xtr• ¤¤n•y av gifts Iuxuua annuatn that ‘
have wana  , 1v•¢ by nvm t$¤n11y every t•nn xm thu lam ntnva
¤¤¤»..·..,.L’T.}?‘;:¤.?"€.¢€.%6{¤.:€’ 5: ?£“éQ §»’?,‘i1¢"3£.’¥’»f.:’?’g;¤.,m,
and J¤st1¤•, ua penalty ahaula b• t¤t11¤t•& on the ¤ 1v•r¤1¤y at
  Enutunhr tar tnsse violations unsub tha g•¤ura1 y¤b11¤ as ¤»¤m• h¤v•_
been aaaxun p n¤t1¤• 1  all tha nthlntxa acnthxsnann or than ¢0¤ntry.
  ¥a are aonvxnaua ahat muah n pvmnlty will unka no ranx auntvkbutivn
tavart a asnnahls, tnir, and haneet qthlntxas pwagvnn ta our ¤v¤·
tnremnu. vn tha nautrury nuam punxuhnnnz m y wasn}: tn \&tt¢r¤•••
una ntvzra, ana av any nrauno pasnxaus una •¤&n¤s1ty an  no part
at alumni and frxendm t¤nt will nut b• wvoroonn 1n ywaru.
We not r¤r justice, nothxug u rn - nathan; lan:.
Qh  txghth knmnaunnt ta tha Qgnatxtutian, n part at the 2:11
at Rights, ¤tnt•¢: *¤¤¢•¤n1vn bmi; nhnll nat hn v•q¤1r•¢
nar •x¤e¤•1va fines tnvanae naw ¤v ¤1 and  nuaunl ptntahnsntn

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i 1nt11¤ted.' I! yum inflict upvn us suspnhaihn at  hr hnrkstbnll
team rar 4 yahv, and if nur p usnnt hnhkttball players nrc
i aealavod xnulxgtblm, rvnry nxtxzan in tha S ato at Kentucky will
{ r••1 that you have 1¤!11¤t•& upon un 'urual ann unusual p¤n1¤h»
V aunt'. N r•¤v•r wv bnlxive that tha grnat anjsvtty at p•¤p1•
•v•¤yuh•v• that pay attention to I$¤¥tI will no rugnru 11.
  Ta suapana tan pmsunnf  nnketlnll t•nn ef the Univoraxty for
A can yuar UBRIM hn to nnprtve 1¤¤sa•¤t thy: or the raght ta
vin:. !h• rusalt at thn ¢a4p¤¤•a¤n vnula bu is punish xunumnnt
boys uhh w•r• navvr ia any any; shag; ar far: ¢c¤¤••t•4 with the
 nnk•tbn11 *!1x* and wha ¤nv• not v1¤1nt•d thu v lc; at tha
¤¤¤!iv•¤¤• nay ahve than the raatbnlx boy: th •v•ry heal i•a¤ in
tha ¤ant»¤¤¤¤•, I do not b»11nv• yan what to knrltat a penalty
an 1¤h9@OHt buys that any aauss than th nuxtwr for tha httnnsas `
or ethnr yawn; ugh uhh nvtuslly sahoptoa hvthan, and una v£a1•t•¢
h ¤¤¤t•r•n¤¤ rulou.
‘ The nnspansxnh at hunkntlnll at th; ¤¤xv•r¤1ty at KIRUUOKI
for • 7•ar would he tha •q¤&vn1•¤t ta u !1¤• at more than $1¤¤,¤¤6.
Ha t•¤¤ in tha haathry at thm natian has avhv vuoslvvé n P|¤A1$f
11k: thx: thx tha vxelntxah ar th: vuxsn at xt: ¤¤ fvr¤¤¤•. R 
inphnitxa  or a ah • £1¤• vaala handicap thm Vnxvevaxty at Eantu ky
tn tha pnyuunt or its hondqd 1nA•bt•¤n•¤• a  the ¤¤x1••¤n. in
h•1xav¤ w• hnv• shan right YQ •xpn¤t tran yhu vans •¤na1d•r•t&¤¤
on thin paxht. h
We ¤;v• oantrmstn th p ay ganas than next yasr with guar
xnctttutxons and tho athnr znntitqtxa a in tha hi t oaatern
Ga tarvnhc, A suspannxu  wil: noun that all or th lt contrast; ¤r•

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braknu, that thu Wnivvrnity ur Knntudky util •¤tt¤:·gv••t financial
10aa, ana that cena at your Anatxtmtxaun will also havn • txna¤~
` cial Ions.
we da ant ennlinngu your rxghx za aurpena ua tran playang in
tha ¤¤¤!»v•¤¤•; ¤»¤1v•v, tan ntutasant whiah you hanlna to an at
our turner nn•t1¤g uunxa aan: un thu rxght to play at rr guns:
outside th; ¤¤¤t¤r¤u¤• vath xnsxxtatxamn with which wa hnvs hat
contracts of anna aurmtié , Ihr •x¤¤p1•, wa pin; Intra Bunn numb
ynnr. ¤atr• Mu n in :¤¤•&¤1»d to play in Lexington this y•ar,
Wa ri•1 that {wu have na v1¢ht enrtninky ta atragnts aentrants
hntwaan tha Buxvornxty at §•¤ti¤ky and oth r institutions outsida
tha ganttvunen, and with whisk wa hav! nnnnaulsa gunna for nan!
rtars.   ·  
Whan tho Honthurm Qe tnrnnos •¤¤p•n¢•d thi Uhivnrwtty at
Maryland ana Glsnaan tar vinlntxng n •¤nt•r»¤¤• rule, thu •¤sp•¤•Lun
attested th¢;r •¤ntvn#t¤ ani; in tha 6¤nt»v¤¤¤•. Uary nnd and
¤1•¤»¤¤ worn pnrnittaa to ga ahead and p1•1 Lnstxtutza s outstds
the aentarnuaa. It you suspvna huehstinll gt th  Unxvavnity at
Keutunxy tar o n itat, an z•¤p»¢ttu11y rsqunst that yam not •nMarrn•»
  tthtr xnntxuntxana ann huva alrauar ••h•d¤1#¤ gannn vztn xantuoty.
Ta tnka acti n ¢! thx: kxna vu iolxava wuulé be taking J¤r1sd1•t1¤¤
hnyana our nantsrouno and wuuld ho hnmirnotly a rutr both to thn
9n1v•r¤1ty at tantunky ana to tha vthuv institutions iuvalvtd.
we can u»¤•¤t  neguxvsaalxy that ¤»»b•r¢ ¤f tha iaimn •!
Tvustnon, nwnherz at th; Asnlatxas B urt, tue fanultr, num stan:
cttaexnls at the ¤¤1vvrs1¤y’¤•r»_n•t summa at v1a ¤t1qn•>¤f thc

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rulns of tha ¤¢¤th¢s¢tnrn Qantbvnnne which have ccwurrod at tha
Unlversxty at Ksutunky. We w»r» an surprised as you warn whan th•
  neva at tha basketball saauénl twat: and I assure you nv•r7¤¤o at
tha ¤¤1v•v• ty was deeply h »111st•d ana cnbnrrzasad by xt. ¥•
haliava no have • rlghk te expect twuu tnnre wha hnv• no la g
bonu nsnoctataé with ur zu athletics A taxr and Just canstdamntian
a d na xuztnar b »;11¢t1 n at your anna:.
xantucxy tu not wholly r••p¤ns1bm• tar who athletic sttnntxuu
that prevaxls in tha nattun today; We an not b•11¤v• that you
will he guevxrisa Ln znkxng ua the vtutin ta ntone fdr tha ata at
¤v•»-emphasis in sthxeticn ;¤ shan a¤u¤tr7; Wh ar• wxllang to tate
cur chars at tha blanc. Asaxn any I any that vn ara nat noting for
• *vh1¤¢u¤»h', but rar pu anh nnt c nuenaurato with the ntranan vm
ngve ¤¤ ¤1tt•&. The nthlatza Lila at §h» nnztan cannot hn •1••¤••¤
— as whats an anvu by n kxng an t o saarxtxatal lamb to ¢t¤¤• fur A11
or the san: vn have ¢¤11•¤t1v•1y committed.
Agnan I r•¤pe¤t!u11y rvqueat you to givu an Just1¤• taupcrwd
with usrty.