In the heart of the Bluegrass, basketball is king of collegiate athletics.
The Graves County Boys: A Tale of Kentucky Basketball, Perseverance, and the Unlikely Championship of the Cuba Cubs
In 1952, just one year after Coach Adolph Rupp’s University of Kentucky Wildcats won their third national championship in four years, an unlikely high school basketball team from rural Graves County, Kentucky, stole the spotlight and the media’s attention.
As one of the first voices of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program, Claude Sullivan (1924–1967) became a nationally known sportscasting pioneer.
Since the tenure of Coach Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team has been a virtual powerhouse, repeatedly dominating the Southeastern Conference and garnering eight national titles.
The name Albert Kirwan is inextricably bound with the University of Kentucky—in sports, scholarship, and administration.