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Another chapter was punched in last week when Shawn Kemp packed up his belongings and left town after an incident came to public light where city police said Kemp sold jewelry which had been stolen from Sean Sutton to a Lexington pawn shop.
There were all kinds of stories circulating about the incident and by the end of the week, Kemp had left town.
It was just another embarrassing moment in what continues to be one big problem after another.
UK's basketball problems have now advanced themselves all the way to the front page of the nation's No. 1 newspaper USA Today. Last Tuesday, the newspaper published a story on national champion Kansas being hit with probation (it will be the first team in NCAA history barred from defending its title since Kansas won't be allowed to play in the tourney for one year), but the headline centered on Kentucky being the next school which will be penalized by the NCAA.
Up to now. almost all the embarrassment has pointed toward the athletics department and basketball staff, but now there are some who are beginning to question president David Roselle's handling of all the problems.
Without question, the most serious challenge to the university's reputation was the USA Today article. Being flashed across the top of the front page gives UK's name the ultimate exposure it had just as soon forget.
And guess what Dr. Roselle's reaction was?
You guessed it, he was "saddenned" once again.
I've been one of Dr. Roselle's greatest fans since he arrived here more than a year ago. I've been most impressed by the way he has administered his office and dealt with all the problems relating to the athletics department. But I'm beginning to wonder if there isn't some feet-dragging going on these days.
I strongly believe Dr. Roselle is interested in having a quality athletics program at UK, one which adheres to all the league and NCAA rules.
Having said that, I'm not convinced he realizes just how important UK athletics, basketball in particular, is, to not only the citizenry of this state, but to the university itself.
When UK has a strong basketball program, the pride and tradition carries over to other branches of the university and certainly into the fund-raising aspects.
I say this because last Tuesday, I received over 30 telephone calls from subscribers (almost all of them outside the state of Kentucky). The message was sharp and strong: Kentuckians living outside the state are frustrated, embarrassed and ashamed of the UK program right now.
One gentleman from St. Louis was practically in tears. "I've been following the 'Cats for over 40 years," he said. "I (Continued on page 10) &7ie (oats' (ffiau&e
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		1	2	3	Volleyball: Florida (H) 4	Football: Vanderbilt (H) 7:30 p.m. (UK-delayed) 5
6	7	8	9	10	Volleyball: Wildcat Classic (H) 11	Football: Florida (H) 1:30 p.m. Volleyball: Wildcat       J ft Classic (H)  1 Z
13	Basketball: Sweden (H) 14	15	16	17	Volleyball: LSU (A) 18	Football: Tennessee (A) 1:30 p.m. Basketball: Duke (N)     1 ft 5 p.m. (ABCjlO
Volleyball: Houston (A) 20	21	22	23	24	Basketball: Alaska Shootout: IonaS p.m.(ESPN) Volleyball: SEC Tourney ~~ _ Women's BB: LICIT (H)	Basketball: Alaska Shootout Volleyball: SEC Tourney Women's r\f\ Basketball: Vg LKIT (H)
Basketball: Great Alaska Shootout: TBA 27	Basketball:	Women's t>_1__i__11				
	Great Alaska Shootout: TBA 28	ixxsJuttbcxll: Ohio State (H) 7:30 p.m. 29	30			
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Oct. 1: FcotballAlabama def. UK 31-27
Oct. 2: VolleyballUK def. Auburn 15-8, 15-11, 15-11
Oct. 5: VolleyballUK def. Tennessee 15-7, 13-15, 15-8, 16-14
Oct. 8: VolleyballNotre Dame def. UK 15-13, 12-15, 15-9, 16-14
Oct. 9: VolleyballUK def. Memphis St. 15-3, 15-5, 15-12
Oct. 14: VolleyballTexas def. UK 15-11, 15-7, 15-13
Oct. 15: FootballLSU def. UK 15-12
Oct. 15: VolleyballUK def. Texas A&M 15-4, 18-16, 15-12
Oct. 18: VolleyballUK def. Louisville 15-2, 20-18, 15-6
Oct. 20: VolleyballUK def. Miss. St. 15-3, 15-9, 15-7
Oct. 22: FootballUK def. Georgia 16-10
Oct. 22: VolleyballUK def. Ole Miss 15-2, 15-6, 15-10
Oct. 28: VolleyballIllinois def. UK 15-13, 16-14, 16-14
Oct. 29: FootballUK def. Southern Illinois 24-10
Oct. 29: VolleyballTexas def. UK 15-4, 13-15, 15-12, 15-8
Nov. 4: VolleyballUK def. Florida 13-15, 13-15, 15-11, 15-11, 15-6
Nov. 5: FootballUK def. Vanderbilt 14-13
Jerry Claiborne
Eddie Sutton
university Of Kentucky Defensive Statistics
(Nine-game totals)
	G/GS	UT	AT	TT	QB SACI/-TRDS		TL/-TRDS		F!	FUHRKC	BLOCK	MISC-TD	PD	HI	Si! ITT
Rand; Holleran	9/ 9	83	51	134	1/	-11	1/	-11	1	1	0	1	1 *	1	0
Chris Chenault	9/ 9	51	51	105	0/	0	2/	-2	0	4	0	0	2	1	0
Vic AdaiE	9/ 8	36	44	60	0/	0	4/	-4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Tony Massey	9/ 9	54	23	77	2/	-21	6/	-29	2	1	0	0	2	1	0
Jay Dortch	9/ 9	39	34	73	3/	-18	3/	-18	0	0	0	0	1	2	0
Oliver Barnett	9/ 9	80	11	71	8/	-41	15/	-52	4	0	0	0	4	0	1
Craig Beozinger	9/ 0	31	34	65	0/	0	2/	-2	1	0	0	0	0	0	0
Ron Robinson	8/ 8	29	32	61	0/	0	1/	-1	2	1	0	0	0	0	0
Donnie Gardner	9/ 	35	IB	53	2/	-16	6/	-24	0	1	0	0	0	1	0
Jerry Bell	V 3	17	22	39	0/	0	1/	-1	0	0	0	0	1	0	0
Dong Bouser	V3	21	15	36	1/	-5	2/	-7	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Kike Seiners	9/ 6	10	23	33	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
David Johnson	9/ 9	22	10	32	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0
Hark Sellers	8/ 0	13	19	32	0/	0	0/	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0
Mike Chisi	9/ 0	12	17	29	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0
Chris Tolbert	9/ 9	18	9	27	0/	0	3/	-6	0	0	0	0	2	1	, 0
Joey Couch	8/ 0	10	8	18	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0
Tony Kissick	5/ 0	8		16	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Albert Burks	9/ 0	7	7	14	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0
Tony ligian	9/ 0	6	6	12	1/	-6	1/	-6	0	0	0	0	0	1	0
Jeff Brady	9/ 0	5	5	10	0/	0	0/	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0
Jay Aishoff	6/ 0	3	3	6	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Billy Svanson	9/ 0	2	4	6	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Ron Mack	7/ 0	4	1	5	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Derrick Thoias	3/ 0	3	1	4	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Scott Booth	3/ 0	1	1	2	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Jii Graves	9/ 0	1	1	2	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0
Todd Meyer	1/ 0	1	0	1	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Ray Gover	9/ 8	1		1	0/	0	0/	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Kentucky	9/ 9	586	45B	1044	18/	-118	47/	-163	11	10	0	1	17	10	1
Opponent Totals	9/ 9	469	189	658	16/	-120	64/	-282	4	8	5	0	28	13	1
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UK Athletics Association celebrating 43 rd birthday
UKAA incorporated by president Donovan
When the guns of World War II were silenced, University of Kentucky president Herman Lee Donovan immediately got his priorities in order, placing at the head of the list the need for a new basketball arena while ac-
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quiescing to the clamor for a winning football team.
Long before the war began, Adolph Rupp's championship basketball teams had outgrown Alumni Gym, which first was occupied by Wildcat teams in 1924, but the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor put on hold any plans to build a new arena.
Meanwhile, Wildcat football teams had gained little respect in the tough Southeastern Conference, which treated basketball as a stepchild to be utilized as offseason jobs for assistant football coaches and a means of keeping football players in top physical condition during the long winter months.
The Wildcat gridders had their brief moments of glory, but early-season Rose Bowl talk around Lexington in those early days was quickly shattered by the likes of Alabama's Crimson Tide, Georgia Tech's Yellowjackets, Gen. Robert Neyland's orange ogres down in Knoxville and even the then-powerful Commodores of Vanderbilt.
With athletics director Bernie Shively at the helm in postwar 1945, the Wildcats had a horrendous season, defeating only Cincinnati and West Virginia while losing the other eight games on their schedule.
MEANWHILE "DER BARON" RUPP'S 1944 "Kindergarten Kids," led by freshman All-American center Bob Brannum, finished with a 19-6 record, which included a Southeastern Conference championship and a third-place finish in the NIT.
One of the main persons applying the pressure for a winning football team, which also meant the hiring of a top football coach, was Guy Huguelet, a prominent alumnus who was president of Southeastern Greyhound Lines, which had its headquarters in Lexington.
By the time UK's famed backfield ace John Simms "Shipwreck" Kelly (1929-30-31) left Lexington for continued notoriety as a player and part-owner of the old Brooklyn Dodgers pro grid team, it was said that he would visit the local Greyhound station in a chauffeur-driven Cadillac and send the chauffeur in to pick up wages for which he never toiled.
"It really wasn't a Cadillac," Kelly said during a visit to Lexington in 1975. "It was a LaSalle. I had a Cadillac earlier, a convertible. Babe Wright (star UK tackle who later played with the Dodgers) would drive."
After turning down offers from Notre Dame and several other "name" football schools, Kelly enrolled in UK without benefit of scholarship, which he said really didn't worry him because he received money from his grandfather, who owned two large farms at Springfield. Kelly also encountered no trouble whatsoever in lining up a "sponsor" among the "horsey" set.
"LET'S FACE IT," HE SAID. "Ed Madden (owner of Hamburg Place) was good to me. "He was a great track man, and he got a big kick out of coming out to track meets.
"Daddy Boles (UK athletics director) was too cheap to send the track team on long trips, and I sometimes went as the team. Mr. Madden sent me to Chapel Hill, and I won the 100, 220, 440 and broad jump. I would ran for the New York Athletics Club in the summer, and I was beaten out of the 1932 Olympics."
In other words, there was an untapped financial source
just waiting for the word from Donovan, who wasted no time putting his athletic ducks in the water immediately after the war ended.
One of his first moves was to draw up an article of incorporation of the UK Athletics Association and approve an agreement giving the association use of Stoll Field and Alumni Gym. The Athletic Council, which had governed UK athletics up to that time, was replaced by an 11-man board of directors, and the new association was incorporated Nov. 20, 1945, only two months after the war ended; as a result, the university could pay the new football coach more than the constitutional limit, which was $5,000 a year at the time. The move also allowed the athletics department to cut the red tape involved in laws and regulations pertaining to equipment, travel, and other details.
Then Donovan had lunch with several prominent business and professional men and told them the university was ready to build a first-class football program, but they would have to supply the funds.
"IN OTHER WORDS," HE SAID, "put your money where your mouth is."
They responded by raising more than $100,000, which was placed in deposit against a "rainy day."
With Huguelet serving as head of a committee screening applicants for the head football coaching job, the university finally hired Paul "Bear" Bryant, a promising young Navy veteran who was coming off a successful debut as coach of the University of Maryland.
When Donovan retired as president in 1956, UK already had seen what would become known as its "Golden Era" of sports. While his good friend and com-
panion Rupp had compiled a phenomenal 538-92 record, which included three NCAA, one NTT and three Sugar Bowl titles, and had served as co-coach of the 1948 gold medal U.S. basketball team after his Wildcats won the collegiate bracket of the Olympic Trials, Bryant had put the football Wildcats on the map, compiling a 60-24-5 record and three wins in four postseason bowl games before leaving UK after the 1953 season.
However, the Utopia that was supposed to be UK basketball exploded in Donovan's face in October, 1951, when investigators from the office of the New York district attorney seized three members, including two starters, of the 1948 "Fabulous Five" Olympic and NCAA championship squad and charged them with being involved in a mushrooming points-shaving scandal that at the time involved 31 players from seven schools.
By the time everything had run its course, two more former Wildcats were involved directly in the scandal while a third, an All-American center, was tried but not convicted. The investigation took another turn when evidence was uncovered that UK was guilty of violating NCAA and SEC rules involving subsidization and recruiting of its athletes.
As a result, the Wildcat basketball program was cancelled for the 1952-53 season, which at the time was the harshest penalty ever assessed against a school's intercollegiate athletics program.
So as we say "Happy 43rd Birthday" to the UK Athletics Association, which is chartered until 1995, we remember the words of philosopher Rupp: "When you're on top of the mountain, somebody is always trying to knock you off." BIG BLUE
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