A lacquer of frost is on the bluegrass again, time for the farmer to prepare his tobacco for auction, for the mare to wait out her foal, for the Governor and Senator to unwind from another round of that fine old Commonwealth tradition of musical seats. And time, too, for the voice of Kentucky basketball, Cawood Ledford, to rejoice in full cry over the 50,000 watts of WHAS, Louisville: “MARK it down, fans, the ‘Cats are running!”
And so they are. The Kentucky Wildcats, sons of history, sires of glory, inventors of the guard-around and the fast break and the white rebounder, are running once more. Trailed by ghosts and beset by innuendo, Kentucky has squarely faced the challenge of a rejuvenated Southeastern Conference and the backwash of miseries from last winter and now has moved in alongside Tennessee as the No. 1 challenge in the SEC to favored Alabama.
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.