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Former Wildcat and fan favorite Todd Svoboda facing new battle

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From Ryan Clark of :  “I remember when I first met Todd Svoboda. After all, you always remember getting your first autograph.

It was the winter of 1993 and I was 13 years old. I was in Lexington, ready to watch my beloved Wildcats play a college basketball game.

I hadn't exactly paid to get into the game. See, I was lucky. Because my aunt worked for the student newspaper at Kentucky, I was recruited to help pass out newspapers before the game. For my efforts I was able to get into the arena. I never had a seat, but hey, I was at the game.

When my distribution duties were finished I was able to roam freely, to watch the pre-game shoot-around and interact with all the Wildcat players I'd seen on TV. For that particular game I grabbed a large Wildcat sign so I could collect autographs, something I'd never done before.

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