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Dan Issel Cover - Sports Illustrated October 10, 2007

October 10, 2007 | Alexander Wolff
THE BASKETBALL GODS HAVE BLESSED KENTUCKIANS WITH MORE THAN A CENTURY OF GLORIOUS SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

October 10, 2007
WHETHER THEY WERE FABULOUS OR FIDDLIN', UNTOUCHABLE OR SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, SEVEN WILDCATS SQUADS HAVE CELEBRATED NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 10, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
RECORD: 36-3COACH: ADOLPH RUPPALL-AMERICAS: RALPH BEARD (G); ALEX GROZA (C)DID YOU KNOW? KENTUCKY'S STARTERS REPRESENTED THE U.S. AT THE '48 OLYMPICS AND WON GOLD.

October 10, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
RECORD: 32-2COACH: ADOLPH RUPPALL-AMERICAS: RALPH BEARD (G); ALEX GROZA (C)DID YOU KNOW? AFTER THIS WIN, UK WAS RANKED NO. 1 IN THE FIRST AP POLL.

October 10, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
RECORD: 32-2COACH: ADOLPH RUPPALL-AMERICA: BILL SPIVEY (C)DID YOU KNOW? KENTUCKY DIDN'T LOSE A HOME GAME IN ITS FIRST THREE SEASONS IN MEMORIAL COLISEUM.

October 10, 2007 | Jeremiah Tax
RECORD: 23-6COACH: ADOLPH RUPPALL-AMERICA: VERNON HATTON (G)DID YOU KNOW? LED BY HATTON'S 30 POINTS, THE CATS TWICE BATTLED BACK FROM 11-POINT DEFICITS.

October 10, 2007 | Larry Keith
RECORD: 30-2COACH: JOE B. HALLALL-AMERICAS: JACK GIVENS (F); RICK ROBEY (F); KYLE MACY (G)DID YOU KNOW? THE 1977-78 WILDCATS OUTSCORED THEIR OPPONENTS BY 14.3 POINTS A GAME.

October 10, 2007 | Alexander Wolff
RECORD: 34-2COACH: RICK PITINOALL-AMERICA: TONY DELK (G)DID YOU KNOW? KENTUCKY WON 27 CONSECUTIVE GAMES AND WENT 16-0 IN SEC PLAY.

October 10, 2007 | Alexander Wolff
RECORD: 35-4COACH: TUBBY SMITHALL-AMERICAS: NONEDID YOU KNOW? UK WAS 11-3 IN GAMES DECIDED BY 10 POINTS OR FEWER AND 7-1 IN GAMES DECIDED BY THREE POINTS OR FEWER.

October 10, 2007
THE LIST OF THE BLUEGRASS STATE'S TOP CATS (MALE AND FEMALE) IS AS LONG AND VARIED AS THE HISTORY OF KENTUCKY BASKETBALL ITSELF

October 10, 2007 | Frank Deford
AT AGE 64 ADOLPH RUPP RULED BASKETBALL IN KENTUCKY AND ACROSS THE NATION

October 10, 2007 | William F. Reed
BASKETBALL BEGAN AT KENTUCKY IN 1903 WHEN W.W.H. MUSTAINE GATHERED SOME students, collected $3 to pay for a ball and told the group to start playing. Not much is known about the first men who...

October 10, 2007
MIRROR IMAGETHE EARLY KENTUCKY teams were a reflection of coach Adolph Rupp (here preparing his troops for a game against Mississippi in 1964): disciplined and smart. The current Wildcats have...

October 10, 2007 | Gene Menez
THE 1965-66 SEASON turned out to be a watershed moment in the legacy of Adolph Rupp and in the history of college basketball.

October 10, 2007 | Gene Menez
THE 1991-92 SEASON WAS UNFORGETTABLE, AS THE FOUR SENIORS STILL REMEMBER TODAY

October 10, 2007 | William F. Reed
TALENTED AND VERSATILE BOTH ON THE COURT AND OFF, THIS WILDCAT REWROTE KENTUCKY'S RECORD BOOK

October 10, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
THIRTEEN YEARS after breaking UK's alltime scoring record, Still did have a baby with a former Kentucky basketball player. But it wasn't Charles Hurt whom Still married in 1995, it was Rob Lock...

October 10, 2007 | William F. Read
SINCE ITS FIRST VARSITY TEAM TOOK THE FLOOR OF MEMORIAL COLISEUM IN 1974, the Kentucky women's program hasn't come close to approximating the success of the men's team. These Wildcats won their...

October 10, 2007 | William F. Reed
MORE THAN A FEW GOOD MEN HAVE GRACED KENTUCKY'S BASKETBALL COURTS. FROM COTTON TO KYLE,HERE ARE THE TOP 15

October 10, 2007
THE NEXT CHAPTER OF KENTUCKY BASKETBALL BEGINS WITH A YOUNG TEAM AND A NEW COACH WITH AN UNMATCHED PASSION FOR THE GAME

October 10, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
A WORKAHOLIC COACH IN HOOPS-MAD LEXINGTON? IT'S A MATCH MADE IN BIG BLUE HEAVEN

October 10, 2007 | Seth Davis
WITH FOUR TOP RECRUITS AND AN EXPERIENCED BACKCOURT, UK IS POISED FOR SUCCESS

October 10, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
TELLING NUMBERS ON KENTUCKY'S BEST, FROM ANDERSON TO WOODS

October 10, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
THEIR WINNING WAYS HAVE OFTEN LANDED THE WILDCATS ON THE COVER OF SI

October 10, 2007 | Pat Riley
BEFORE EARNING NBA FAME, THE FUTURE COACH LEARNED A LIFETIME OF LESSONS FROM THE BARON