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Book on 1978 championship team should be fun read

Jack Givens and his 1978 national championship teammates will soon be featured in a book by Doug Brunk that I know I'll want.

Jack Givens and his 1978 national championship teammates will soon be featured in a book by Doug Brunk that I know I’ll want.

By LARRY VAUGHT

We are only two years away from the 40th anniversary of Kentucky’s 1978 national championship team. Trust me, that’s hard for me to fathom because I was not much older than some of the players on that team when the Wildcats won that year.

Still, I have to admit I am already excited about a book about that 1977-78 team that former UK All-American Jack Givens told me about that is being written by Doug Brunk, a Wilmore native who now lives in California.

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.