Why UK Basketball Fans Are Serious About the Cats


Kentucky Basketball is in my blood

I started listening to the Wildcats in 1945 when I was thirteen years old.  Over the years, I have lived and died with the Kentucky teams.  Before television, I would listen to all the Kentucky games if I weren't playing for my High School team. 

I can remember where I was when Kentucky lost to Georgia Tech to stop their home court win streak.  I was at a place called the Green Dome, a dance hall between Georgetown and Lexington on US 25.  I was attending Georgetown College where I graduated in 1955.  Everyone out there was listening to the game and couldn't believe that KY would lose to that mediocre team who had beaten KY earlier in the season. 

I remember listening to the Sugar Bowl Tournament in 1950 when my family and I were in Florida.  I think that was one of the games that the team was shaving points and got beat.  We were able to get the game on WHAS in Louisville.  I remember the Wildcats losing in the NIT after winning the NCAA in 1948 and 1949.  Sometimes I couldn't go to sleep after a KY loss. 

Submitted by Price Huston


Mr. Price Huston has been speaking out about the UK Basketball Program in Fan Fair of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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