More than a century of glorious Kentucky basketball sights and sounds…

Listening to the radio

When one sport, one school, one supreme program so dominates a state, you can take its measure with sounds alone. Cock an ear to the sound track of more than a century of basketball in the Bluegrass State and you’ll hear:


The buzz of the Hyatt lobby in advance of a game at Rupp Arena….


The rap of a hammer as Governor Happy Chandler pounds a nail into the floor of Memorial Coliseum to mark the spot from which Joe Hagan’s 48-footer beat in 1938….


The strains of that same Happy Chandler, a half-century later, leading the crowd in on Senior Day….


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