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Coach Cal: “Thanks for showing Kentucky Cares”

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.comWow! The Big Blue Nation amazes me once again. Thanks to your efforts, the Cares campaign raised $422,000 after a strong push from you during Friday's telethon – and I'm told that number is expected to increase at the end of the day from the Kentucky Cares T-shirt sales and Central Bank drop-offs.  WKYT informed me that five of you met my $10,000 challenge within the first few minutes and donated.

 

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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.

 

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