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Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Stephens believes the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 1985 Div. I Men's Basketball Championship will be the biggest event, sports or otherwise, that has ever been held in the city of Lexington or maybe even in the state of Kentucky.
	Ael Holbrook
	Cats' Pause Columnist
"I think this is a very exciting time," said Stephens, who is the chairman of Lexington Mayor Scotty Baesler's Committee on the 1985 NCAA Final Four Tournament, which will be held in Lexington on March 30 and April 1 next year. "This will be the first time Lexington's ever had the Final Four."
Baesler's committee is currently raising money to help fund the activities it will be involved in during the week the tournament is in town. So far, the committee has raised $225,000 of the budgeted $400,000 required to do the job. That's a small price to pay for expected income the tournament will bring in. Estimates vary from $11 to $15 million.
"But the income it brings in is not the important thing," said Stephens. "The important thing is getting the city of Lexington known throughout the nation and the world. We want people to see this is a good place to visit. We want corporate business and industry to think this would be an attractive place to locate an office or factory. We want to show these people Lexington hospitality."
Stephens estimates that around 7500 people will visit the Lexington area that week. That includes at least 1800 coaches who will attend the annual National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) convention, many athletic directors from schools all over the nation, 800 to 1,000 members of the national and international press, and the official NCAA family. And. of course, there will be all the fans who attend the semi-finals Saturday afternoon and finals Monday evening.
"The NCAA Final Four has gotten so big," said Stephens. "There's a lot of public interest in it. It's going to be a very difficult job. It's important that we do a good job of showing hospitality. But we will do it and do it well."
Baesler's committee is an ever-growing list of prominent Lexington businessmen and women. The committee has been meeting at the Parker Place house on West Main Street at least once every week and is stepping up activities as the tournament nears.
Lexington has been bidding for the tournament a long time, but a lack of hotel space always turned the NCAA away. But in 1977 the late Adolph Rupp, who was the University of Kentucky's head coach for over 40 years, made a very emotional and impassioned plea to bring the tournament to Lexington.
"I'm sure Coach Rupp had something to do with us getting the tournament," said Stephens, who was a close friend to Rupp and even did some recruiting for him. "But if they (the NCAA) didn't think this city couldn't handle it then it wouldn't be coming here."
Every hotel in Lexington and the surrounding areas are already booked up the weekend of the tournament. Stephens attended the previous two Final Four tournaments and said it wasn't a problem in Seattle (Wash.) but it was in Albuquerque fN.M.). Some teams even had to stay as far as 75 miles away in order to get adequate hotel space.
There is also a problem with the number of flights allowed by the Bluegrass Field to land each day. During the days preceding and following the tournament, each incoming flight will be filled to maximum. Stephens is urging the airport to allow more flights to land each day while the tournament festivities are taking place.
"But, unlike those bigger towns like Seattle and Albuquerque, we'll be able to give the visitors a little bit of small-town hospitality," said Stephens. "We're going to have sessions for all the employees in this city the tournament will affect, from gas station attendants to bell boys in the hotels. We'll have women dressed up in the traditional long dresses to greet people at the airport. There will be signs all over the city welcoming outsiders. We want to use this as an impetus to really fix up downtown Lexington."
Stephens says the city is going to get a lot of national publicity from the press, and he wants them to get a good impression of the city. He's even arranged for Preston and Anita Madden to stage a party for the press during the weekend of the tournament.
"A lot of people ask me, 'Haven't you got enough to do as chief justice?,'" said Stephens. "But I happen to be a basketball nut. This is going to be a major contribution to Lexington and the state of Kentucky. I'd like to be a part of it. AH through the years, I've want to see this tournament here. Now, it's about to be realized."
Stephens says Rupp Arena is clearly the best facility in the country for the Final Four.
"Tom Minter (of the Lexington Center) and his staff did such an excellent job with the tournaments that have been held here in the past," said Stephens. "They really know how to put this thing on." L
Judge Stephens (left) And Local Hosts
First downs Rushing Passing Penalty
Rushing attempts Yards gained rush. Yards lost rush. Net yards rush. Net yards passing Passes II Total otl. plays
Ken	UT			
18	24	Total net yards	296	404
7	11	Ave. gain per play	4.0	4.7
10	12	Return yards	33	37
1	1	Fumbtes-lost	1-0	3-2
44	43	Penalties-yards	6-65	7-71
144	229	kitcp-ret. yards	2-23	1-22
18	29	Punta-ave.	5-17.2	2-55.5
126	200	Punt ret.yards	1-10	3-15
170	204	KO ret. yards	2-34	2-24
31-1 17-28-2		Possession time	30:47	29:13
75	71	Sacks by	4-29	2-11
Kentucky 17, Tennessee 12
Jones Cooper Wilson Howrd
Art. Yds.
21 128 2 9 1 6
11 70 8 -13
43 200 Passing
A-C-l Yds.
Rbinsn  2S-17-2 204
Tolais 28-17-2 204 Receiving
Kentucky Rushing
Td Long
0    29 Adams 0      5 Logan 0      6 Higgs 0    23 Ransdll 0      8 Jones
AH. Yds.   TD Long
30 110
4 7
7 15
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1 31
1 31
Touts Punts
Colquitt Field goats
Reveiz AM returns
Creamer Davis Partusk* Wilson
No. Yds.   TD Long
5    64     0 20
Totals 44 144 Passing
A-C-l Yds.
Ransdll 30-15-1 158
Phillips      1-1-0 12
Totals 31-16-1 170 Receiving
19 87 13 21
17 204
11 31 13 11
3-15 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-24 0-0 1-0
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TD Long
0 16 0 12
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No. Yds. Ave. Long
2  111 55.5 57
Alt.   Md Long
3     2 37
W heeler
No. Yds  TD Long
3    27     0 10
16 24 21 21 47 14
16 16 12 12
15 14
16 170 Punts
No. Yds. Ave. Long
Calhoun 5 236 47.2 54
Field goals
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Adams Mayes Burbage Jackson
Att. Md. Long
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0-0  0-0 1-23
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From Knoxville News - Sentinel
eer Barrel' good medicine for what ailed 'Cats in past
News-Sentinel sportswriter
"Holy (bleep)!" exclaimed Kentucky backup defensive tackle John Shannon. "Look at that thing. It's . . . it's beautiful."
The victorious Wildcats had been in their locker room for a good 20 minutes and the tumultuous frenzy that goes with big wins had somewhat subsided.
But the chaotic scene was reborn when a manager had come through the door and handed the revered "Beer Barrel" to running back George Adams.
The muscular Adams, clad only in a towel wrapped around his waist, looked like a black Adonis as he paraded triumphantly through the dressing room, holding the heavy blue, white and orange-painted wooden keg above his head.
"Man, I had no idea it was like that," said Shannon, a redshirt freshman. "Wow! So that's the 'Beer Barrel.' I thought it was just a beer barrel. You know, one of those metal things."
Shannon's wide, startled eyes reflected much of what the incredibly wild celebration was about-. You see, since Tennessee holds a 48-23-9 edge in the series, not too many Kentucky players have laid eyes on the "Beer Barrel.'* And since Shannon has been at Kentucky only two seasons, he couldn't have seen the prize. Kentucky hadn't won since 1981.
That moment was but one of many warm ones during a celebration filled with smiles, laughs, embraces and tears of happiness. Players cried, parents cried, friends and schoolmates cried.
Shortly after the 'Cats got to the dressing room, they surrounded Hall of Fame Bowl committee members who were there waiting.
"Hall of Fame . . . hey!. . . Hall of Fame . . . hey!" was the loud chant When UK director of athlet-
ics Cliff Hagan and coach Jerry Claiborne finally got the gang quiet, the bowl game invitation was extended by Fred Sington, committee chairman.
"We are set up to honor great college players," Sington said. "And you're all eligible."
Hagan said, "We'll come," and the chant began again. Kentucky will play Big 10 runnerup Wisconsin in the Dec. 29 game at Birmingham.
No sooner had Hagan accepted, when Claiborne began hugging his players and saying something private to each one. As he weaved an uncertain path through the mass of bodies, there were chants of "eight and three," which is UK's best record since 1971 when the Blue was 10-1.
"This is the biggest game of my life," shouted junior defensive back Russell Hairston.
"Me, too," said split end Cornell Burbage, No. 4, who'd been involved in a number of verbal exchanges with Tennessee defensive backs. "This is the biggest rivalry in the United States in my book," he said. "To come here and beat Tennessee on its field and to bring the 'Beer Barrel' back to Lexington. Oh! What a feeling."
When Caliborne finished hugging his players and concluded a radio show broadcast, he sat back against a dirty wall in the shabby, small locker room and talked of a program beginning to reap benefits.
"It's the first-class people we have that are doing it," he said. "I just feel like if you're a first-class person you do things right
"You work and do what you do to get where we are right now and the work has more meaning to it The players have begun to accept the motivation the staff tries to provide.
"I saw it coming, that we were getting to the kids, that second year of spring practice," said Claiborne, who's in his third season. "Then we
got some great senior leadership in the 1983 season. They really set the tone for hard work.
"I think the younger players saw these guys and how these guys improved with what they had to work with and it motivated the younger players. I do feel this victory is partly theirs (the players not at UK now).
"We're not there yet. But we're 3-3 in the conference. What we need to do is beat some of the winning teams, like Tennessee. But we're still not in the upper echelon. We're working for it
"We'll lose four players on offense next year and six on defense. We think we have the nucleus. But we've got to get some bigger linemen.
"I'll tell you," Claiborne said, wiping perspiration from his forehead. "We have a lot to work with for the recruiting season. We've beaten Tennessee here in Knoxville. We've gone 3-3 in the SEC. We're 8-3 on the season. We've received a second straight bowl bid. That's a lot of pluses for recruiting season. And we played good against Florida and beat Vanderbilt the week before."
As players and coaches began leaving the dressing room, some walked back onto the Neyland Stadium carpet
"Smile," said Mark Dumbauld, father of Kentucky defensive tackle Jon Dumbauld. C-l-i-c-k. He snapped a picture.
Smiling and posing were Dumbauld and fellow defensive linemen Matt Stein and David Thompson  all squeezed tight against the bright orange South end zone goal post and camera aimed to include the huge VOLS atop the stadium.
Someday, perhaps, Dumbauld, Stein and Thompson will tell their kids the legend of the "Beer Barrel" and about the day they had a hand in bringing it back to Lexington.
A Win In Vol Territory
Andrews Making His Move
Paul Andrews wasn't one of the nation's top basketball recruits last season. Still, Andrews felt pressure when he came to the University of Kentucky after an outstanding prep career at Laurel County High School. Not everyone was convinced the 6-3 Andrews could play big-time basketball.
The critics questioned his ball-handling and outside shooting. Everyone knew he could play defense but his overall game was suspect to many fans.
"When I came here I knew the first thing I ha