Some called them the Kentucky Mildcats

Dirk Minniefield - 1979
- 1979

For months now, basketball fans in have been wondering how a program with the biggest and best of everything can lose to a Middle Tennessee in the opening round of the NCAA 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 . 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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