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DePaul plans to introduce DeWayne Peevy as their new Athletic Director in a news conference Monday

DePaul has identified its new athletic director and plans to introduce DeWayne Peevy in a news conference Monday, sources said.

has identified its new athletic director and plans to introduce in a news conference Monday, sources said.

Peevy has been considered the lead candidate since he blew away the search committee in his interview in early August.

Peevy, the deputy athletic director at , came highly recommended from men's basketball coach John Calipari. One source said DePaul officials acknowledge Peevy is a “risk” because he has no Chicago ties and has been operating in the college town of Lexington, Ky.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On March 2, 1970, Dan Issel scored 42 points against Auburn.

 

On March 2, 1991, before a crowd of 24,310, the then-largest crowd in Rupp arena history, the Wildcats closed out the 1990-91 season with a 22-6 overall record. Although UK was ineligible for the SEC title because of probation, the Wildcats secured the best record in the league (14-4) with a 114-93 win over Auburn to end its two-year probation. A ceremony and parade followed.

 

On March 2, 1996, with a 101-63 victory over Vanderbilt in Rupp Arena on Senior Day, UK became the first team in 40 years to finish with a perfect record in the SEC, a 16-0 sweep. It was the Wildcats’ 25th win in a row, tying the school record for consecutive wins in a season. Two games later, they set the new record at 27 games.

 

On March 2, 2012, Darius Miller, in his final performance at Rupp Arena, led Kentucky in scoring with 17 points on Senior Night in a 30-point win over Georgia.

 

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