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Memorial Coliseum 1950-1976
Rupp Arena 1976-??  WILDCATS FEATURED TWICE ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AND ONCE ON SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE SERIES
The Southeastern Conference Television Series enters its 12th year and the Kentucky Wildcats will keep intact their record of having appeared at least three times each year, making it the only SEC team to claim that magnetic attraction for its brand of basketball.
In fact, two of their games will be featured nationally and both will be in Lexington-Jan. 17 against Vanderbilt, and Mar. 6 against Alabama. The other SEC series game will be Feb. 7 at Tennessee.
Three teams-Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee are scheduled three times also, while Georgia and Vanderbilt will appear twice. Florida, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State will appear only once.
The 10-week series over a regional network again will be produced by TVS Television of New York. All games will be played on Saturday afternoons. Auburn opens the series at Louisiana State Jan. 3.
Kentucky has won 26- and lost only 14, for a 65 per cent win average during the eleven year series. The year-by-ycar breakdown: Won one of three games in '64-65, three of four in '65-66, two of four in both '66-67 and '67-68, three of five in '68-69, all four in '69-70, three of four in '70-71, two of three in both '71-72 and '72-73, one of three in '73-74, and all three in '74-75.
The Schedule:
Date Teams Tip-Off
Jan. 3  Auburn at Louisiana State................1:00 CST
Jan. 10 Georgia at Vanderbilt ...................2:00 CST
Jan. 17  Vanderbilt at Kentucky (National TV)......4:00 EST
Jan. 24 Tennessee at Mississippi..................1:00 CST
Jan. 31  Auburn at Florida......................2:00 EST
Feb. 7  Kentucky at Tennessee..................2:00 EST
Feb. 14 Georgia at Auburn......................1:00 CST
Feb. 21   Alabama at Mississippi State..............1:00 CST
Feb. 28 Tennessee at Alabama...................1:00 CST
Mar. 6 Alabama at Kentucky (National TV)........1:00 EST
ALL-SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE
(53 Players Chosen 93 Times)
Ellis Johnson (G) ........................ 1933
Forest Sale (C) .......................... 1933
John DeMoisey (F) .............. 1933, '34
Bill Davis (G) ............................ 1934
Leroy Edwards (C) ...................... 1935
Dave Lawrence (F) .................... 1935
Ralph Carlisle (F) ................ 1936, '37
Warfield Donohue (G) ................ 1937
Bernie Opper (G) ................ 1938, '39
Layton Rouse (G) ...................... 1940
Lee Huber (G) .......................... 1941
James King (C) .......................... 1941
Marvin Akers (F) ................ 1941, '43
Ermal Allen (F)......................... 1942
Metvin Brewer (C) .................... 1943
Bob Brannum (C) ...................... 1944
Jack Parkinson (G) ......        1944, '45, '46
Jack Tingle (F) .... 1944, '45, '46, '47
Kenton Campbell (C) ................ 1945
Ralph Beard (G) .... 1946, '47, '48, '49 Wallace Jones (F) .. 1946, '47, '48, '49
Joe Holland (F) .......................... 1947
Alex Groza (C) .................... 1948, '49
Kenny Rollins (G) ................ 1947, '48
Jim Line (F) .............................. 1950
Bill Spivey (C) .................... 1950, '51
Walt Hirsch (F) .......................... 1951
Shelby Linville (F) ...................... 1951
Bobby Watson (G) .............. 1951, '52
Frank Ramsey (G) ........ 1951, '52, '54
Cliff Hagan (C) .................. 1952, '54
Bill Evans (G-F) .......................... 1955
Bob Burrow (C) .................... 1955, '56
Johnny Cox (F) ............ 1957, '58, '59
Vernon Hatton (G) .................... 1958
Don Mills (C) ............................ 1960
Bill Lickert (F-G) .......... 1959, '60, '61
Larry Pursiful (G) ...................... 1962
Cotton Nash (C-F) ........ 1962, '63, '64
Ted Deeken (F) .......................... 1964
Tommy Kron (G) ................ 1965, '66
Pat Riley (F) ........................ 1965, '66
Thad Jaracz (C-F) ...................... 1966
Larry Conley (F).......................... 1 966
Louie Dampier (G) ........ 1965, '66, '67
Mike Casey (G) ............ 1968, '69, '71
Dan Issel (C) ................ 1968, '69, '70
Mike Pratt (F) .................... 1969, '70
Larry Steele (F) .......................... 1971
Tom Parker (F) .................... 1971, '72
Tom Payne (C) ............................ 1971
Jim Andrews (C) .................. 1972, '73
Kein Grevey (F) ................. 1973, '74
			
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3 Coach Joe B. Hall "charges" the crowd which welcomed the Wildcats in the Coliseum following their upset over Indiana in the NCAA Mideast gional finals in 1975.
Kentucky Wildcat Summer Basketball Camp
Two One Week Sessions  June 7-12 and June 14-19 Ages  10 Years Through Junior Year In High School
INSTRUCTION BY UK COACH JOE B. HALL And Staff, And Former Wildcat Stars
Clinics  Personalized Instruction  Films  Games  Fun UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY CAMPUS  AIR CONDITIONED DORMS, GYMNASIUM
FOR INFORMATION, WRITE TO:
Basketball Office Memorial Coliseum University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 40506
4 MEMORIAL COLISEUM SOUVENIR TIPOFF PROGRAM
Kentucky vs. Mississippi State  March 8, 1976
Official University of Kentucky Basketball Program Published by the UK Athletic Association  Clifford 0. Hagan, Director Editorial Staff: Russell Rice, Editor; Jack Perry, Associate Editor Ed Swift and Ellsworth Taylor, advisors Photographers: Jim Bradley, John Mitchell, Ken Goad, and Bill Wells
Advertising: Russell Rice Printing: University of Kentucky Department of Printing
Official University of Kentucky Basketball Program by the UK Athletic Association  Clifford 0. Hagar al Staff: Russell Rice, Editor; Jack Perry, Associate
Ed Swift and Ellsworth Taylor, advisors phers: Jim Bradley, John Mitchell, Ken Goad, and E
Advertising: Russell Rice nting: University of Kentucky Department of Printi
(This special souvenir edition compiled and edited by Jack Perry)
CONTENTS
Wildcats Celebrate '75 Win Over Indiana ................................................ 4
UK Administration .................................................................................... 8
Coliseum Era Begins ............................................................................ C-1 *
Student Code On Sportsmanship (1950) .................................................. C-2
Memorial To These Honored Dead Is Raised In Stone and Steel........ C-3, 4, 5
Billy Thompson's Coliseum Memories ................................................ C-6, 7
"Sweet Sixteen" . . . Long Live The Ki ng! .......................................... C-8, 9
Coliseum Stars ................................................................................ C-10, 11
Coach Joe B. Hall...................................................................................... 9
UK Ail-Americans .................................................................................... 11
Mississippi State Player Pictures And Roster ............................................ 13
Wildcat Coaching Assistants .................................................................... 15
Scorecard ............................................................................................ 16-17
UK Team Picture And Roster.................................................................... 19
The Blue Machine .................................................................................... 20
Top All-Time Kentucky Scorers ................................................................ 23
Mississippi State's New Coliseum.............................................................. 24
Coliseum Stars (Continued).................................................................... C-11
Coliseum Quiz ...................................................................................... C-12
Requiem For A "White Elephant" ............................................ C-13, 14, 15
Coliseum Quiz Answers .................................................................. C-16, 17
Many Causes To Celebrate ............................................................ C-18, 19
Kentucky Head Coaches In Memorial Coliseum .................................... C-20
Athletics at UK  Basketball Student Managers, Trainer.......... .............. 27
Frank Ham, Assistant Athletics Director .................................................. 28
UK School Songs ...................................................................................... 30
* Coliseum Insert.
The University of Kentucky extends a sincere "THANKS" to
THE LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER CO.
for supplying prints to this special souvenir program No one serves the life insurance needs of young America better than we do.
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In Lexington our College Sales Division is represented by Jim Old & Associates, 340 S. Broadway, Phone 253-1377 SERVING THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY And The Community
SALUTES THE UK BASKETBALL COACH
Joe B. Hall
Also Coaches Dick Parsons, Lynn Nance, and Leonard Hamilton And the 1975-76 Wildcat Basketball Team
OUR COMMITTEE IN ACTION
The 101 Claude Sullivan Memorial ScholarshipsCurrently attending UK under this plan are Kenneth Ray Boone, N. Scott Lilly and Perry Needleman.
Cardinal Hill HospitalThe 101 built the first wheel chair basketball court in Kentucky.
The 101 Basketball Clinic for Boys 8-12Fastest growing in Kentucky.
The Annual 101 "Get Acquainted" Dinner for the Team and Fans.
Ushering and Selling Programs at UK Football and Basketball games ... All proceeds from these projects go into the 101 Scholarships.
Fellowship of Christian AthletesAssistance to the local chapter.
Spring Sports Leadership Award.
Claude Sullivan Memorial Award to basketball leader in assists. 101 Junior Pros. UK Administration
JULIAN MORTON CARROLL became Kentucky's 58th governor on Dec. 28, 1974, succeeding Wendell H. Ford, who was elected to the U.S. Senate. Carroll then won a full four-year term in the 1975 general election. Born in McCracken County in 1931, he attended Paducah Junior College after graduating from Heath High School. He was graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1954 and received his law degree from UK in 1956. Before becoming governor, Carroll served three years as lieutenant governor and ten years as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. He is an active member of the Optimist Club.and a former Jaycee. He attained the highest office in Kentucky for laymen of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1966-67 when he was named moderator of the Kentucky Synod. The Governor and his wife, Charlann, have three children.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
General Information
LOCATION-Lexington, Ky., a community of 180,000 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.
FOUNDED-1865 ENROLLMENT(On campus-21,488)
PRESIDENTDr. Otis A. Singletary (At 13 Community Colleges-1 1,500)
VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATIONDr. Don Clapp VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRSDr. Lewis Cochran VICE-PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AFFAIRSJack Blanton VICE-PRESIDENT, MEDICAL CENTER-Dr. Peter Bosomworth VICE-PRESIDENT, STUDENT AFFAIRSDr. Robert G. Zumwinkle VICE-PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY COLLEGES-Dr. Maurice Stanley Wall FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ATHLETICS-Dr. William Matthews
(UK's faculty representative to Southeastern Conference) VICE-PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY RELATIONS-Dr. Ray Hornback DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES-Bernie Vonderheide CONFERENCESoutheastern (member since founding in 1933) BAND-Varsity(Director-Wm. Harry Clarke) FIGHT SONG-"On, On, U. of K." STADIUM-Commonwealth Stadium (56,696) HOME ARENA-Memorial Coliseum (capacity 1 1,500)
PRESIDENT OTIS A. SINGLETARY came to Lexington in August, 1969, from the University of Texas, Austin, where he was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dr. Singletary, who is eighth president of the University, served a total of eight years at Texas, progressing during seven (1954-61) of those years from instructor to professor, associate dean of Arts and Sciences and assistant to the president. Then for five years (1961-66), he was chancellor of the University of North Carolina, although he was on leave from October 1964 to January 1966 to serve as director of the Job Corps, Office of Economic Opportunity.
CLIFFORD O. HAGAN became assistant director of athletics at UK June 1, 1972, and succeeded Harry C. Lancaster as AD July 1, 1975. A two-time consensus All-America, he led the Wildcats to 86 wins in 91 games and the 1951 NCAA championship and was co-captain of the undefeated 1954 team. He scored a then-record 41 points in leading Owensboro over Lafayette in the championship game of the 1949 State Tournament. He was a five-time All-Pro with the St. Louis Hawks.
8 Coliseum Era Begins
1. Old Euclid Avenue 4.   Steelwork Goes Up
2. Dr. Donovan Breaks Ground      5.   Brickwork Underway
3. Excavation Begins 6.   Cornerstone Laid
 (Editor's NoteThe following Code of Sportsmanship appeared in the Memorial Coliseum dedicatory program of the Kentucky-Purdue basketball game, Dec. 9, 1950)	
	(Unite of ^'portsnuinslup
We, the students of the University of Kentucky, having an abiding	
faith in the value of intercollegiate athletics as an instrument	
in	promoting friendly relations among universities, do adopt this
code of sportsmanship for this Memorial Coliseum:	
1 .	Winning or losing, an athletics team of the University of Ken-
	tucky will have our continued and wholehearted support.
2.	We expect our team to measure up to the highest ideals in sportsmanship, and we pledge that our conduct shall be equally as praiseworthy.
3.	The visiting team and coaches, and the officials are our guests. As such, they command our respect, courtesy, and hospitality.
4.	We shall in all ways abide by the regulations of the University governing the use of the Coliseum.
5.	Bearing always in mind the sacrifices of those to whose memory this building is dedicated, we pledge ourselves to a standard of conduct worthy of these honored dead.
6.	We call upon all who join us in the support of University of Kentucky athletics teams to join us likewise in support of this code. The Student Government Association of the University of Kentucky
C-2 Memorial To These Honored Dead Is Raised In Stone And Steel
By RUSSELL RICE Sports Information Director
Some 12,000 persons participated in a solemn ceremony at the University of Kentucky's new Memorial Coliseum May 30, 1950. The building was dedicated, with impressive rites, to more.than 9,000 Kentuckians who died in World War II, on the day that the University also held its 1950 baccalaureate services.
As part of Commencement Week activities, the University of Kentucky's great new Memorial Coliseum was dedicated on May 30, 1950, with baccalaureate exercises for the approximately 1,600 members of the graduating class. Two other dedicatory services were scheduled later that year, one designating the Coliseum as a cultural center, the other recognizing it as a sports arena. Cultural programs already scheduled included James Melton, The London Philharmonic, Arthur Rubenstein, Jascha Heifetz, the Don Cossack Chorus and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and lectures by Elmer Davis, Charles Laughton and Eleanor Roosevelt.
The first basketball game in the new structure
was to be played between Kentucky and West Texas State December 1 but the official dedication of the Coliseum as a sports arena was scheduled December 9 when the Wildcats were to meet Purdue.
The multi-purpose Coliseum at that time probably was the finest building of its kind in the world. In addition to an auditorium where concerts, lectures, public meetings and the like could be held and a basketball arena where almost 12,000 fans could watch their teams in action, the structure contained a complete plant for the teaching of physical education. Including equipment and furnishings, it cost approximately four million dollars. One feature of the building was a large swimming pool, with seats
C-3 for one hundred spectators.
Funds for erecting the Coliseum were appropriated under the administrations of three governors, Keen Johnson, Simeon Willis, and Earle C. Clements. In addition, a bond issue of $825,000 was sold to complete the construction. A stone at the entrance to the building bears the names of the three governors and the twenty-five University trustees who served during the time the contracts were let.
Professor John S. Horine of the College of Engineering lettered on parchment the names of 9,333 Kentuckians who died in World War II and the lists were placed in the Coliseum. The work of compiling the names was done by the Bureau of Source Materials in Higher Education, under the direction of Professor Ezra L. Gillis. In the portico of the building was placed the inscription:
"Here in stone and steel is raised a- memorial to more than nine thousand sons and daughters of the State of Kentucky who gave their lives in battle that we might live in peace erect and strong and free."
Five days before the first dedication, approximately one hundred members of the press, radio and television corps were invited to a pre-dedication party. After being taken on a tour of the new building by UK President Dr. H. L. Donovan and Athletic Director Bernie A. Shively, they were entertained by a basketball scrimmage in Alumni Gym between two teams made up of members of the 1950-51 Wildcat squad. At the time, Coach Adolph Rupp was holding his first spring practice in ten years, presumably to "polish up our free-throw technique."
Throughout the combined baccalaureate and dedicatory exercises that Memorial Day, a religious theme was followed. Featured speaker was Dr. Daniel A. Poling, president and editor of the Christian Herald and chaplain of the interfaith Chapel of the Four Chaplains which was erected in Philadelphia in memory of Dr. Poling's son, Clark Poling, and three other chaplains who were aboard the ill-fated S.S. Dorchester when she was sunk during World War II.
Approximately one-half of the twelve thousand persons at the dedication were relatives of men to whom the Coliseum was dedicated. The auditorium was a mass of color, ranging from the dark gowns of the speakers and graduating seniors to the olive drab of uniformed ROTC cadets. The stage was backed by a rainbow-like array of the flags of various nations flanked alternately by the Stars