University of Kentucky Basketball – History

The history of the Kentucky University basketball program is as rival as any college in any US conference. The Kentucky Wildcats in Kentucky, Lexington, boast the highest point in college basketball history. The unquestionably important record for Kentucky University basketball program is the highest watermark of the highest percentage of all time. More than 100 years of Kentucky basketball history has won seven national championships (second UCLA) and 98 NCAA Tournaments (the second one for UNC).

The Kentucky program was unsuccessful in every decade that began with a start when the 1903 season started with a sad 1-2 record, a lonely victory over Lexington YMCA. The successful success of the catch-up program almost means the disappearance of the basketball team in the XX. In the first decade of the century. After the 1908 season, the census of 15 years and 29 years of university administration voted in 1909 for the decommissioning of the program. Fortunately, the student body gathered to save the team and effectively, eventually becoming a culture of the Kentucky University.

The first paid basketball coach at Kentucky University was the man named ER Sweetland who also recently coached the football team. Under the Sweetland coach, the future power plant experienced its first success in the 1909 First Winning Season (5-4) and in 1912 with a stunningly unbeaten season (9-0). During this era, the Wildcats nickname was first the University. Commander Corbusier, the head of the School's Military Division, reiterated that the Kentucky team "Hunt Like Wildcats" with the victory of the Illinois University. The nickname is stuck and to date, university basketball fans know the Kentucky University as Wildcats all over the world.

The new coach, George Buchheit, took over the program in 1919 and built a bizarre system to this day while retaining a team member for each game for each game. After coach Buchheit, a number of coaches passed the accused Adolph Rupp trainer, including CO Applegrant, Ray Eklundt, Basil Hayden and John Mauer. Maur is particularly remarkable for installing new attacking elements that include the ball screens and the deceptive jumper. Opposition troops have so far been abandoned by the stunning appeal of the bouncing ground that dizzying floor maneuvers were simply referred to as "submarine attacks".

Kentucky's basketball team turned to Critical Corner by leasing Adolph Rupp in the 1930s, who would hold the leadership position between 1930 and 1972 doubtfully for two years. Coach Rupp had such success and national recognition that, when Kentucky University opened the new stadium in 1976, the arm had chosen Rupp Arena as the 23,500 seat for Wildcats.

Although Rupp's coach was a tough one, he followed the foundations of successful Kentucky troops for decades after his retirement. High-quality coaches who tried to fill their shoes were not names like Joe Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, and shortly Billy Gillispie and John Calipari's current coach. Kentucky Wildcats can fight for the eighth NCAA championship. Regardless of whether a Calipari coach wins a basketball championship at Kentucky University, one of the things history has taught us is that the pursuit of this amazing eighth tournament is not about whether or not to happen, but when it will happen.