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Givens: Calipari made Joe Hall relevant again

Joe Hall (Vicky Graff Photo)

Joe Hall (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

There are a lot of reasons that former Kentucky All-American Jack Givens likes current Kentucky coach John Calipari.

“One of the first things he did when he came here is that he went to coach Joe B. Hall and asked what do I need to do to be successful and what do I need to know to really expect here at Kentucky,” said Givens.

Of course, Givens played for Hall and helped Kentucky win the 1978 national title.

Jack Givens enjoyed Speedway presentation to Tony Stewart

Jack Givens says UK fans treat Joe Hall like a superstar. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Jack Givens says UK fans treat Joe Hall like a superstar. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Jack Givens has had a lot of memorable moments during his athletics career. However, he said being part of a special presentation for driver Tony Stewart at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night in Sparta is something he will never forget.

Givens, former UK teammate Kyle Macy and former UK coach Joe Hall presented Stewart with a No. 14 Kentucky basketball jersey. Stewart is retiring after this season and got a huge ovation during driver introductions when he got the jersey.