Former University of Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie is due in court in Anderson County Monday. It is expected Gillispie will enter a guilty plea to a DUI charge. Gillispie was arrested for the violation in Lawrenceburg in August. While he has never been convicted, the arrest marked the third time Gillispie had been cited for driving under the influence. Gillispie is due in Anderson District Court at 10:30 a.m.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player. The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.
- On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.