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01 KENTUCKY
ADOLPH RUPPCoach of the Century

BASKETBALL FACTS
Fill! PRESS  limn  TV 1967-68 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Date			Opponent	Site	Starting Time
19 6 7					
Dec.	2	(Sat.)	MICHIGAN ................................	Ann Arbor	1 :30 p.m. EST
Dec.	4	(Mon.)	FLORIDA....................................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	6	(Wed.)	XAVIER ....................................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	9	(Sat.)	PENNSYLVANIA ........................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	12	(Tue.)	NORTH CAROLINA ..................	Greensboro	8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	22	(Fri.)	U.K. INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT ................		.......... Lexington
Dec.	23	(Sat.)	(Dayton-Cincinnati-S. Carolina)	7:30 and 9:30 p.m. EST	
Dec.	30	(Sat.)	NOTRE DAME ..........................	Louisville	8:00 p.m. EST
19 6 8					
Jan.	6	(Sat.)	VANDERBILT ............................	Nashville	7:30 p.m. CST
Jan.	8	(Mon.)	ALABAMA ................................	Tuscaloosa	8:00 p.m. CST
Jan.	13	(Sat.)	FLORIDA (TV) ..........................	Gainesville	3:10 p.m. EST-
Jan.	15	(Mon.)	GEORGIA ..................................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Jan.	20	(Sat.)	AUBURN (TV) ..........................	Auburn	2:10 p.m. CST
Jan.	22	(Mon.)	TENNESSEE................................	Knoxville	8:00 p.m. EST
Jan.	27	(Sat.)	LOUISIANA STATE (TV) ............	Baton Rouge	1 2:45 p.m. CST
Jan.	29	(Mon.)	MISSISSIPPI ..............................	Oxford	7:30 p.m. CST
Feb.	3	(Sat.)	LOUISIANA STATE ....................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	5	(Mon.)	MISSISSIPPI ..............................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	10	(Sat.)	MISSISSIPPI STATE ..................	Starkville	7:30 p.m. CST
Feb.	12	(Mon.)	TENNESSEE ................................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	17	(Sat.)	MISSISSIPI STATE ......................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	19	(Mon.)	GEORGIA ..................................	Athens	8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	24	(Sat.)	ALABAMA ................................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	26	(Mon.)	AUBURN ..................................	Lexington	8:00 p.m. EST
Mar.	2	(Sat.)	VANDERBILT (TV) ....................	Lexington	2:10 p.m. EST
(NOTE: See UK Freshman schedule on inside back cover. Other dates to rememberNCAA Tournament First Round Games March 9 at sites convenient to participants. NCAA Mideast Regional March 15-16 at UK Memorial Coliseum. National Finals March 22-23 at Los Angeles Sports Arena.)
ON THE COVERKentucky's inimatable Baron of Basketball Adolph Rupp, recognized as "Coach of the Century" and the nation's winningest cage mentor, looks forward to his 38th season at the helm of the Wildcats. The century award was bestowed by the Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club. QUICK FACTS ON KENTUCKY BASKETBALL
NCAA CHAMPIONSRecord Four Times CI 948, '49, '51, '58) in 15 Appearances.  Record 26 Victories.
NIT CHAMPIONS1946. SUGAR BOWL CHAMPIONSFive Times.
UK INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSNine Times in 14 Tournaments.
SEC CHAMPIONSRecord 22 Times Since 1933.
WORLD CHAMPIONS1948 Olympic Games.
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS1966.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS BY POLLSFive Times Since 1949.
ALL-TIME RECORDWon 870, Lost 307, Tied 1 in 64 Seasons.
ADOLPH RUPP37 Years As Head Coach (Nation's WinningestWon 765, Lost 16582.2%).
KENTUCKY ALL-AMERICANS24 Players Honored 34 Times.
ALL-SOUTHEASTERN45 Players Honored 77 Times.
PROFESSIONALS26 Players Entered Ranks.
MEMORIAL COLISEUM (11,500  Home  Floor Since   1950  (Won 198, Lost 29).
RECORD HIGH POINTS143 vs. Georgia (Neutral Site) '56At Home 115 vs. Auburn '66.
INDIVIDUAL HIGH51 By Cliff Hagan in 1953 vs. Temple.
BIGGEST VICTORY MARGIN77 vs. Georgia in  1956At Home, 53 vs. Georgia Tech '56, Georgia '59.
MILESTONES IN THE RUPP RECORD
Victory No. 100  December 9, 1936 .......................... Georgetown (Ky.) (H) 46-21
Victory No. 200  January 9, 1943 .............................................. Xavier (A) 43-38
Victory No. 300  January 25, 1947 ............................................ Xavier (H) 71-34
Victory No. 400  February 4, 1950 ...................................... Mississippi (A) 61-55
Victory No. 500  December 22, 1954 ...................................... La Salle (H) 63-54
Victory No. 600 January 29, 1959 ........................................ Georgia (H) 108-55
Victory No. 700  February 3, 1964 ........................................ Georgia (A) 103-83
(Starts the 1967-68 season 35 victories away from the 800 mark)
1 TO THE PRESS AND RADIO-TV
Here is your copy of the 1967-68 facts booklet on Kentucky basketball which we sincerely hope will aid you in covering and answering questions on the Wildcats this season. If you desire additional information, special stories, pictures or have questions not answered herein, please feel free to contact the Sports Information Office in Memorial Coliseum (Telephone 258-9000, Ext. 2841, Area Code 606).
WORKING TICKETSAddress requests to Sports Information Office as far in advance as possible. Tickets will not be mailed unless requested and will be held at the Information Window at the main entrance of Memorial Coliseum for pickup on game night.
PRESS DOOREntrance to the area set aside for press and radio should be via the Press Door located to the extreme left of the Coliseum entrance foyer.
PRESS ROOMLocated under west stands.  Entrance near press door.
COMPSNo individual game allotment.
WESTERN UNIONWire facilities are available at court side. Please advise if you will be filing from the Coliseum and also notify manager of Western Union in Lexington.
RADIO BROADCASTSApplications must be directed at least one week in advance to Director of Broadcasting, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Tickets will be supplied by the Sports Information Office only upon receipt of approved permit from the Director of Broadcasting. Spotters are available is requested in advance. Line orders should be made to General Telephone Company, Lexington. Broadcast accommodations are at the press tables located on side court at floor level.
SERVICESWorking press and radio will be furnished game programs, brochures, running play-by-play, halftime quickie box and final statistics in the form of a complete, seven-column dittoed box score.
KEN KUHN Director of Sports Information
Miss Rita Lancaster Secretary
Russell Rice" Assistant Director
Information
University of Kentucky's Basketball Brochure, edited by Sports Information Director Ken Kuhn, again in 1966 was cited as the best in the nation. Repeating the citation first accorded the brochure five years ago, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association selected UK's booklet best in the major college division after examining entries from schools all over the country. Making a unique "clean sweep" of facts book judging, Kuhn also was commended by the Football Writers Association of America for editing the best Football Brochure in the nation in 1965.
2 University of Kentucky Basketball Facts  1967-68
INDEX
All-Americans, All-NCAA .......... 37
All-Conference ............................ 38
Asst. Coach Lancaster ................ 19
Asst. Coach Hall .......................... 20
Athletics At Kentucky ................ 7
Athletic Director Shively 8-10
Attendance Records .................... 59
Background Briefs (Player Sketches) .............................. 42-52
Brochure Award ............................ 2
Coach Rupp .............................. 12-16
Coaches Through Years .............. 18
Coliseum .................................. 73-74
Fabulous Five ................................ 27
Fame Comes To Wildcats ...... 35-36
Frosh Record ................................ 53
Frosh Schedule
1967 Results .............. Inside Back
Game By Game Scoring 79
Home Floor Losses ...................... 26
UKIT ........................................ 28-31
Kentucky In SEC .......................... 25
Kuhn-Rice-Vaughan-Hukle 21 Lettermen Through Years 89-90
Modern Record ........................ 39-41
NCAA Titlists .............................. 10
Nickname, Origin Of ................. 81
Outlook Story .......................... 22-23
PictureVarsity Team ................ 55
PictureFrosh Team .................. 58
Quick Facts .................................. 1
Records (Varsity) ................. 82-88
Record vs. All Opponents 91-93 Rosters (Varsity-Frosh) 56-57
Rupp Era Record .......................... 17
Rupp Milestones .......................... 1
Schedule (Varsity) Inside Front
Scores .................................... 94-107
Scouting Reports ...................... 60-72
Season Record1966-67 11
Series Results .......................... 75-77
SEC Cage Champs By Years 17 SEC Composite Standings 25 SEC Final Standings1966-67 25
Statistics ...................................... 78
Top 20 Coaches ............................ 23
Time PlayHigh Games 81
To Press Radio-TV ................. 2
Team Travel Plans ...................... 24
Top All-Time Scorers .................. 80
Tournament Trail .................. 32-34
Television Series .......................... 54
University of Kentucky ................ 7
UK General Information 4
Wildcats At A Glance ................ 5
700 Club ...................................... 11
Editor: KEN KUHN, Director of Sports Information
3 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
General Information
LOCATIONLexington, Ky., a community of 150,000 in the heart of Kentucky's famed Blue Grass region. Renowned as the world capital of the thoroughbred horse industry and known also as the world's largest loose-leaf tobacco market.
FOUNDED1865 EST. ENROLLMENT22,000 (On campus15,000)
PRESIDENTDr. John W. Oswald
EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENTDr. A. D. Albright
VICE-PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AFFAIRSDr. Robert Kerley
VICE-PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY RELATIONSDr. Glenwood Creech
VICE-PRESIDENT, MEDICAL CENTERDr. William Willard
VICE-PRESIDENT, STUDENT AFFAIRSRobert Johnson
VICE-PRESIDENT, RESEARCHDr. Lewis Cochran
FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ATHLETICSDr. William Matthews (UK's faculty representative to Southeastern Conference)
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONSGilbert Kingsbury
CONFERENCESoutheastern (member since founding in 1933)
NICKNAME OF TEAMSWildcats COLORSBlue and White MASCOT"Tucky" (stuffed wildcat)
BANDVarsity (Director Fred Dart) FIGHT SONG"On, On U. of K."
STADIUMMcLean Stadium on Stoll Field (capacity 37,500) GYMNASIUMMemorial Coliseum (capacity 11,500)
Athletics Staff
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICSBernie Shively (Illinois '27) HEAD BASKETBALL COACHAdolph Rupp (Kansas '23) ASSISTANT COACHESHarry Lancaster and Joe Hall
HEAD COACHES OTHER SPORTSFootball: Charlie Brawshaw, Baseball: Abe Shannon, Track and Cross Country: Press Whelan, Tennis: Dick Vimont, Golf: Hum-zey Yessin, Swimming and Water Polo: Wynn Paul, Rifle: Maj. Bruce A. Martin.
TICKET SALES MANAGERHarvey Hodges ACCOUNTANTJulien Harrison
SUPERVISOR OF STUDENT ADMISSIONSAl Morgan
BASKETBALL TRAINERClaude Vaughan
BASKETBALL EQUIPMENT MANAGERGeorge Hukle
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORKen Kuhn (Michigan State '42)
ASSISTANT INFORMATION DIRECTORRussell Rice (Kentucky '57)
4 1968 WILDCATS AT A GLANCE
LETTERMEN LOST FROM 1966-67 TEAM (4)
Louie Dampier (6-0 G)All-America, three times All-Conference, one of Wildcats all-time top career scorers, third SEC scoring 1967 at 20.6, second in conference FT accuracy at 83.1%, 998 minutes action time in all 26 games, drafted by pros.
Pat Riley (6-3 F)All-America, All-Conference, runner-up to Dampier for team scoring lead at 17.4, ranked among league leaders in rebounding with 201, 963 action time in all 26 games, playing pro ball with San Diego.
Brad Bounds (6-5 F)Crowd favorite who saw reserve action totalling 74 minutes in 15 games, posted 2.3 scoring average.
Gene Stewart (6-2 F)Sparsely used reserve, played 23 minutes in 8 games, last on team in scoring with 5 points.
RETURNING LETTERMEN (7)
Thad Jaracz (6-6 F-C)Team's leading rebounder with 215 and third in scoring at 11.3, chosen MVP of last year's UK Invitational Tournament, 901 minutes action time in all 26 games.
Cliff Berger (6-8Vi C-F)Tied with Jaracz for third place in scoring at 11.3, third in SEC in field goal accuracy among returning SEC players with 55.6%, posted 568 minutes action time in 20 games.
Phil Argento (6-2 G)Lone junior on team, broke school frosh scoring records two seasons back, scored at 5.2 clip in 21 games last year for fifth position, 232 minutes action.
Steve Clevenger (6-1 G)No. 6 scorer with 81 points in 24 games, posted 313 minutes of key action.
Gary Gamble (6-5 F)No. 7 scorer with 77 points in 22 games, posted 313 minutes of action.
Tommy Porter (6-4 F)No. 3 scorer with 49 points in 18 games, posted 168 minutes in action time.
Jim LeMaster (6-3 G)No. 9 scorer with 46 points in 17 games, 216 minutes action.
UP FROM FRESHMAN TEAM (10) Mike Casey (6-4 F-G)Leading scorer (23.5) and No. 2 rebounder (195). Dan Issel (6-8V2 C)Top rebounder (355) and No. 2 scorer (20.8). Mike Pratt (6-4 F)No. 3 in both scoring (20.1) and rebounding (162). Bill Busey (5-10 G)Fourth in scoring (9.4). Terry Mills (6-2 G)Fifth in scoring (8.0).
Clint Wheeler (6-8 C), Jim Dinwidrfie (6-4 G), ienny S*ri (6-3 G), Wayland Long (6-7 F), Randy Pool (6-7 F-C)
JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFER (1)
Art Laib (6-10 F-C)Entered 1966 from Gulf Coast Junior College
5 DR. JOHN W. OSWALD
President University of Kentucky
6 THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
. . . The State Is Our Campus
Located in Lexington, an urban community of over 150,000 population in the heart of Kentucky's famed Blue Grass region, University of Kentucky is a state-supported, land-grant institution which celebrated its centennial year in 1965.
The present school, which currently enrolls about 22,000 students and offers instruction in 10 academic colleges plus a Graduate School and a division of Extended Programs, had its beginnings in 1865 when it was established as a part of old Kentucky University. This action by the State Legislature united sectarian and public education under one organization for the first time. Federal funds authorized under the Morrill Act were used to develop agriculture and mechanical arts within KU and, in 1878, A&M College was separated from KU to become a separate state institution on the general site of what is now the 706-acre main campus. Name changes in 1908 and 1916 resulted in the title by which the school is now known.
A new chief administrative officer, Dr. John W. Oswald, took over reins of the University at the beginning of the 1963-64 school year. The 49-year-old new president, who succeeded Dr. Frank Dickey, has an athletic background including collegiate football play at DePauw and letters in basketball and track. He was selected on the Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All-America Team in 1962. Dr. Oswald, whose special field is plant pathology, came to Kentucky from a position as vice-president-administration, Statewide University, University of California.
The University is on the approved list of the Association of American Universities and is a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is fully accredited in its respective colleges and departments by all of the major professional societies and educational organizations.
ATHLETICS AT KENTUCKY
Kentucky's athletic program, a well-balanced and ambitious activity featuring inter-collegiate competition in ten different sports, is organized under the Department of Athletics and a corporation known as the University of Kentucky Athletics Association.
The program is conducted without overemphasis or sacrifice of educational objectives and in strict compliance with the rules of the University, the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Association.
A board of directors, headed by University President John W. Oswald in the capacity of chairman, maintains overall policy supervision of the athletic program. In addition to the UK President, board officers include Robert Johnson as vice-chairman and Dr. W. L. Matthews in the capacity of secretary. Fourteen other men, drawn from the University faculty and the general public, also serve on the board as appointees of the president as does a student representative.
Supervising the steady growth and balanced development of one of the nation's top athletic programs is Bernie A. Shively, a former Illinois grid All-American and a veteran of over 25 years in the post of Director of Athletics.
The Association's Board of Directors is composed of the following:
Dr. John W. Oswald, Chairman Robert Johnson, Vice-Chairman Dr. W. L. Matthews, Jr., Secretary Dr. Ralph Angelucci Prof. David BIythe Dr. Aubrey J. Brown
Steve Cook (Student)   Charles O. Landrum
Dr. Thomas Clark Dr. Glen Creech Dr. John Douglas Dr.  Lyman Ginger Dr. A. D. Kirwan
James H. Pence Dr. N. J. Pisacano Dr. Charles B. Wilson Floyd Wright
7  University of Kentucky is able to boast proudly of having one of the nation's most harmonious and well-balanced athletic programsSeptember to June activity in 10 different sports featuring more than 500 athletes in action before audiences that exceed a half million persons and involving use of facilities valued at several million dollars.
Supervising the steady growth and balanced development of one of the top intercollegiate athletic programs in the country today is a tall, silver-haired, former gridiron All-American known familiarly to thousands of UK sport fans as "Shive."
He is, by name, Bernie A. Shively. In his position as Kentucky's Director of Athletics since 1938, this gentleman of many talents has been largely responsible for guiding the University to increasing prominence in the athletic world.
In addition to a fair-minded policy direction that has resulted in "big time" stature for the school's athletic teams, Shively during his 29-year tenure has directly supervised major expansions in the physical plant designed to keep pace with the growing patronage by a sports-minded public. Among these have been the doubling of the seating capacity of Stoll Field, and preparation of a spacious sports center to provide top facilities for spring sports teams and football practice.
The seating capacity of Kentucky's football stadium, McLean Stadium on Stoll Field, has been doubled to bring the current number of seats to approximately 37,500 and on par with most other schools located in heavier-populated areas. Powerful lighting equipment also was installed during the 1948-49 construction and a new-type "iodized" light put up in 1961 to bring night football into new popularity. Partly to satisfy the overwhelming number of basketball devotees, who could not squeeze into the 2,800-seat Alumni Gymnasium, a long-planned Memorial Coliseum was completed in 1950. Seating 11,500 persons for cage contests, the four-million dollar Coliseum also houses the Athletic Department. More recently, Shively directed the acquisition of a pair of modern, ranch-style living units which served as the home of the football team since 1954. "Wildcat Manor" and "Kitten Lodge" replaced three frame houses which the gridders had occupied since 1949. The units were vacated at the start of the 1967-68 school year, as all athletes moved into the University's new dormitory complex.
Plans Spacious New Sports Center
A large dressing room building and football practice field, used since 1955, was abandoned in 1959 to make way for a huge new men's dorm. Under Shively's supervision, a spacious new Sports Center was prepared a short distance away on the University farm to take even better care of the footballers and spring sports teams. The Sports Center is generally regarded as one of the finest sports facilities in the nation.
Stoll Field has undergone, with Shively's supervision, a major "face-lifting" to improve its playing surface and the view of the fans sitting in the lower rows of the stands.
Born in Oliver, III., May 26, 1903, Shively attended Paris (III.) High school and there began his athletic career by participating in track and football. Although he was considered an outstanding backfield man in high school, Shively didn't attract the serious attention of collegiate scouts. He entered Illinois and tried out for the football team on his own. From that humble beginning, Shively went on to become a great guard under Coach Bob Zuppke on the same I Mini team made famous by the immortal Red Grange.
Shive played two years with Grange, running interference for the "Galloping Ghost" and made All-America in 1926 as a senior despite a bad knee that handicapped his playing. He also won the heavyweight wrestling championship of the Big 10 and was a standout in track to rank as one of the finest all-around athletes in Illinois' history.
Shively came to Kentucky in 1927 as line coach of football under Harry Gam-mage and six years later was named head of the UK Physical Education Department.
9 He succeeded Chef Wynne as Athletic Director in 1938. During this period and the years following, he also served as track and baseball coach for several seasons and continued 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 Paul (Bear) Bryant in 1946.
The Kentucky Athletic Director is a past chairman of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Committee and for the past 14 years has been president of the Southeastern Conference Coaches and Athletic Directors Association. He served as chairman of the SEC Basketball Committee for a number of years and is a past chairman of the NCAA summer baseball group. Shively also has found time to be active in civic and alumni affairs.
Shively and his wife, Ruth, have two children. Doug was a star end on the UK grid team for three years ending in 1958 and is now coaching at UK after a six-year stint at Virginia Tech, while daughter Suzanne was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in 1 957.
ON THE TRAIL OF TITLES  NCCA CHAMPIONS
1939	Oregon	1949	Kentucky	1959	California
1940	Indiana	1950	CCNY	1960	Ohio State
1941	Wisconsin	1951	Kentucky	1961	Cincinnati
1942	Stanford	1952	Kansas	1962	Cincinnati
1943	Wyoming	1953	Indiana	1963	Loyola (Chicago)
1944	Utah	1954	LaSalle	1964	UCLA
1945	Oklahoma A&M	1955	San Francisco	1965	UCLA
1946	Oklahoma A&M	1956	San Francisco	1966	Texas Western
1947	Holy Cross	1957	North Carolina	1967	UCLA
1948	Kentucky	1958	Kentucky		
10 		SEASON RECORD -	- 1966-67			
		ALL GAMES'. Won 1 3	, Lost 13			
		SEC ONLY: Won 8,	Lost 1 0			
Date		Opponent	Site	UK	Opp.	Crowd
Dec.	3	Virginia ..........................................	(H)	104	84	11,117
Dec.	5	Illinois ............................................	(H)	97	98*	11,117
Dec.	10	Northwestern ..................................	(A)	118	116	8,359
Dec.	13	North Carolina ................................	(H)	55	64	11,117
Dec.	17	Florida ............................................	(H)	75	78	10,752
		UK INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT				
		(Lexington, Kentucky)				
Dec.	22	Oregon State ...................................		96	66	10,139
Dec.	23	Kansas State (Championship) ...........		83	79	1 1,179
Dec.	28	Cornell ...........................................	(H)	77	92	10,648
Dec.	31	Notre Dame ...................................	(Nl)	96	85	17,137
Jan.	5	Vanderbilt .....................................	(H)	89	91*	11,117
Jan.	14	Florida ...........................................	(A)	72	89	6,931
Jan.	16		(A)	40	49	6,582
Jan.	21	Auburn ...........................................	(H)	60	58	8,947
Jan.	23		(H)	50	52**	10,101
Jan.	28	Louisiana State ...............................	(H)	102	72	10,545
Jan.	30	Mississippi .....................................	(H)	96	53	9,862
Feb.	4	Louisiana State ...............................	(A)	105	84	7,000
Feb.	6	Mississippi .....................................	(A)	79	70	7,300
Feb.	11	Mississippi State .............................	(H)	72	77*	11,119
Feb.	13	Tennessee .......................................	(A)	57	76	11,350
Feb.	18	Mississippi State .............................	(A)	103	74	4,800
Feb.	20		(H)	101	76	10,000
Feb.	25	Alabama .........................................	(A)	71	81	4,200
Feb.	27		(A)	49	60	2,500
Mar.	4	Vanderbilt .....................................	(A)	94	110	9,222
Mar.	6		(H)	1 10	78	10,148
				2151	2012	233,186
(Nl)Louisville, Ky. * Overtime ** Double Overtime
HOME ATTENDANCE (15 Games)136,588 1 1 COACH OF THE CENTURYKentucky's Adolph Rupp, already the most honored tutor in the history of the game, picked up a unique award during the off-season. He is shown above receiving a silver pitcher symbolic of his selection as "Coach of the Century" by the Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club. Making the presentation to the Baron is Frank Gifford, former pro-football great now a national radio sportscaster.
12 ADOLPH FREDERICK RUPP
"Nation's Winningest Basketball Coach" 37 Years  Won 765, Lost 165  83.2%
For almost four decades, the sports world has watched an amazing record being forged with near perfection out of raw material by a colorful figure in the Blue Grass country of Kentucky known familiarly to hundreds of thousands as the "Man in the Brown Suit."
He is Adolph Rupp of Kentucky and when the sport of basketball is mentioned today, a direct chain of thought brings out the name of this maker of champions who holds undisputed rank as the "Nation's Winningest Basketball Coach." The name of Rupp, feared and respected in opponents' hearts and beloved by the millions who have witnessed the remarkable success of his Wildcat cage teams, has become synonymous with the game of basketball.
Such unprecedented recognition for the fabulous mentor is only natural since his success in the past 37 years as head man of the fabled Kentucky cage thoroughbreds has been nothing short of phenomenal. It would take a book longer than his own technical best-seller, "Championship Basketball," to recite the record completely.   Briefly, however, that record includes:
An amazing 765 victories out of 930 starts for an unparalleled winning percentage of better than 82 percent against major competition.
One of only two still-active major college coaches with 700 career victories to his credit.
Coach Rupp enters the 1967-68 season with a coveted personal goal easily within his reach. With the seventh victorcy he will pass the career win mark of 771 set by his old college coachForrest (Phog) Allenat Kansas in the 42nd year of his career. Rupp, now in his 38th year with 765 wins, already owns the best winning percentage83.2.
Certification by the NCAA Service Bureau as the nation's most successful collegiate basketball coach, both for the decade ending in 1961 and at the 20-year level.
Selection as the unanimous national "Coach of the Year" in 1966 for the fourth time in his career and runner-up for the 1957 and 1964 seasons.
Honored in 1967 by Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club as "Coach of the Century."
An unprecedented honor roll of four NCAA Tournament championships picked up by his Wildcats who hold the all-time record of 15 appearances in the national classic and can claim more victories in NCAA play (26) than any other team.
Coach of the International Universities Tournament champions in 1966.
A nominal world championship as co-coach of the successful USA entry in the
1948 Olympic Games which included members of Kentucky's NCAA champions. Producer of more Olympic gold medallion winners (7) than any other cage coach. An all-time record total of 22 Southeastern Conference titles since the league
was organized in 1933. Election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959 and previous
selection (in 1946) by Helms Athletic Foundation as a member of their exclusive
Hall of Fame.
Trustee and member of selection and honors committees of Basketball Hall of Fame. Also chairman NABC Hall of Fame Committee and heads the group that
13 selects players to appear in East-West All-Star Game benefitting the Hall of Fame.
Recipient of the Governor's Medallion in 1959 for meritorious service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and plaques of appreciation from the U.S. Air Force (1959) and Sugar Bowl committee (1951).
Election to the Kentucky Hall of Fame (1945), outstanding citizen of Lexington (1949) and twice honorary citizen of the City of New Orleans. Enrolled in the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 1965.
Chosen "Deltasig of the Year" for 1966 by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Phi, professional fraternity in commerce and business administration.
Development of more All-Americans (24 players honored 34 times) and more material for the pro ranks (26) than any other coach.
Five Sugar Bowl Tournament championships, a National Invitation Tournament title and nine trophies from the 14 previous UK Invitational Tournaments.
Membership on the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee.
More overseas clinic trips (seven to Europe, three to the Far East, and one to the Near East) for U.S. Government than any other coach.
Rupp's Teams Play In Most Tournaments
Tournament invitations in pre-Rupp years were almost unheard ofKentucky played in only seven sectional eliminations. In contrast, the Rupp-led Wildcats have the distinction of playing in more tournaments of all types than any other team. All told, his Bluegrass fives have achieved the unequalled feat of 156 victories against only 42 defeats, covering action in 45 national classics plus 29 conference meets, the '48 Olympics and the International Universities Tournament of 1966.
Although the competition was nowhere near as rugged as the schedules played by today's nationally-recognized Wildcat brigades, Rupp's very first team compiled a highly-successful, 15-3 record and Kentucky basketball has been on a winning plane ever since. The most games lost in a single season since Rupp added his touch were 13 in 1966-67. The remarkably low average number of losses per season in the Rupp Era is three and he can boast of never having a losing season.
Rupp's teams have finished as national champion in the press association polls five times in the last 18 years. They were unranked in the top 20 only in the 1952-53 campaign, when they were idle, and in three other seasons. Possibly his greatest achievement came in the 1953-54 season when the Wildcats rolled unchecked through a 25-game schedule of top-flight opposition to become the biggest-winning, perfect-record unit in all basketball history up to that time.
Rivaling that achievement, in the opinion of the sportswriters and broadcasters, is the tremendous coaching jobs turned in by the basketball miracle man in more recent seasons. In 1956, Rupp guided a moderately talented club to an eighteenth SEC title, third place in the polls and a ninth NCAA Tournament appearance while achieving a 23-5 record. The surprised experts, who had predicted UK would not win its own conference, voted Coach Rupp the runner-up spot as 1957 "Coach of the Year."
Even that effort went by the boards in 1958, however, as Kentucky's talentless wonders copped the NCAA title for an unprecedented fourth time. The Wildcats were unsung and almost unknown except by reputation and heritage. Not a single man had been honored on the All-Conference fives selected before tournament time and they had lost more games (6) in regular season play than any UK team in 17 years.
If the experts thought that was tops in miracles, they reckoned without the amazing drive of this man Rupp. With four-fifths of his starting lineup gone, he re-built shattered foundations in such an astonishing fashion that the Wildcats rolled through the 1959 season almost unchecked. Although they failed to win the title in their increasingly-tough Southeastern Conference for only the third time since 1943,
14 UK was generally conceded to be the nation's top team. Most experts agreed that the Kentuckians, who finished with a 24-3 record and ranked second nationally, missed a golden opportunity to pick up a fifth NCAA crown as they were upset by Louisville in the tourney opener. This feeling was given meaning as Rupp was accorded "Coach of the Year" honor by United Press International.
The 1959-60 season admittedly was not a great one as the UKats chalked up only an 18-7 marksecond worst season of the Rupp E