Legendary Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp brought to life (with video)

Adolph Rupp

The University of basketball team may not be in the tournament this year, but a key figure in the legendary program’s history was celebrated last night at a local library,

Chautauqua actor Edward B. Smith brought legendary University of Kentucky coach to life last night in a living history performance at the Erlanger branch of Kenton County Public Library.

Rupp, who coached 42 years at UK, raised basketball to near-religious status in the commonwealth. His teams won 880 games, four national championships and one Olympic gold medal.

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