Today marks what would have been the 111th birthday of Adolph Rupp

Adolph Rupp

Sept. 2 marks what would have been the 111thbirthday of legendary former coach Adolph Rupp, the man for whom is named.  Rupp, who passed away in 1977 at the age of 76, won 876 games in his 41-year career, winning 20 championships, four national championships, and an title.  In 1969, he was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame.  Perhaps most interestingly, though, is the fact that, according to the Hall of Fame, 80% of Rupp’s players hailed from Kentucky.  His name lives on at Rupp Arena, which was opened in 1976.

 

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