From Ryan Clark of KyForward.com: “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 Kentucky 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.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.