Some called them the Kentucky Mildcats

Dirk Minniefield - 1979
Dirk Minniefield - 1979

For months now, basketball in have been wondering how a program with the biggest and best of everything can lose to a Middle in the opening round of the tournament. That’s what happened, of course, to the Kentucky Wildcats—Mildcats, some called them—last March. Inevitably, a lot of fingers were pointed at Coach Joe B. Hall. However, even as some disgruntled Kentucky fans passed out bumper stickers that said JOE BE GONE, others were getting ready for a season of retribution.

 

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