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Legendary Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones should be remembered as gifted athlete

By LARRY VAUGHT Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones could easily have been the best athlete ever to play at the University of Kentucky. He was not only an All-American in both football and basketball the 1940s — he had the honor of playing for both Paul “Bear” Bryant and Adolph Rupp — but he also was …

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1978 Kentucky national championship team planning roast of coach Joe B. Hall

By LARRY VAUGHT Jack Givens was part of the 1978 national championship team at Kentucky under coach Joe B. Hall and he can’t wait to be part of special dinner roasting his former coach Dec. 6 as part of a UK basketball weekend. “You are going to hear a lot of stuff you have not heard …

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Fans still enjoying reliving 41-point outing Jack Givens had in 1978 national title game

By LARRY VAUGHT FRANKLIN, Ohio — When Jack Givens got an invitation to the Ohio UK Convention, he accepted almost immediately. “I thought it would be fun,” he said Saturday during his appearance at the 25th annual affair for Kentucky fans in southern Ohio. “I love meeting new people. I am finding more and more Kentucky …

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Guest post: Kentucky basketball lucky to have an ambassador like Joe B. Hall

By TINA COX I can remember watching Coach Joe B. Hall on the sidelines with the program rolled up in his hands. I can remember the day he announced his retirement. I always knew him as the Coach who followed the legend. He always seemed distant. The only smile I could recall was the celebration …

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Former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall on social media: “I couldn’t have done all that tweet stuff”

By LARRY VAUGHT If Twitter, Facebook and other social media forums had been around when Joe Hall was coaching, the former Kentucky coach isn’t sure he would “have participated” in any of that. “I couldn’t tweet … or what is it. And Facebook and all that would have got me,” said Hall, who led UK …

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@Rene81 says “The Sixth Man” is documentary UK fans can be proud of

Vaught’s note: Vaughtsviews.com contributor Rene Cornette gives us a glimpse of what the documentary, “The Sixth Man: A Krazy Love Story,” about the passion of UK basketball fans involves. It’s a terrific read, one I guarantee you will enjoy. The movie is being shown at The Grand in Lancaster Thursday at 7:30 p.m. I plan …

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Calipari would like to have Eddie Sutton come back to UK to watch Cats practice

By LARRY VAUGHT The more you see the things John Calipari does, the more you understand why so many high-profile players want to play for him. The Kentucky coach wants former UK coach Eddie Sutton, who is in the College Basketball Hall of Fame, to come back to UK and watch his team practice. Sutton …

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Joe Hall says it is still not too late for Kentucky to turn the corner this season

By LARRY VAUGHT Gary Graves of The Associated Press got some perspective on UK’s basketball woes this season from former coach Joe Hall. Here is an excerpt from the story with comments from Hall as the Cats prepare to host LSU Saturday afternoon: The Wildcats have already tripled last year’s loss total and have yet …

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