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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: Charles T. Wethington University of Kentucky Oral History Project - Athletics: Adolph Rupp

Charles T. Wethington University of Kentucky Oral History Project - Athletics: Adolph Rupp

Description

Adolph Rupp, known as the "Baron of the Bluegrass" and "The Man in the Brown Suit," served as University of Kentucky's basketball coach from 1931 to 1972.  During his time at UK, Rupp earned an eighty-two percent win percentage, twenty-seven Southeastern Conference titles, and four NCAA championships.  In these interviews, Rupp discusses his experiences growing up and playing basketball in Halstead, Kansas, his time as a student and basketball player at University of Kansas, and his coaching career at Freeport High School (Illinois) and University of Kentucky.  He describes the transition between University of Kansas coaches Karl Schlademan and Forrest "Phog" Allen and what is what like to play for each.  Rupp also discusses Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball.  In addition, Rupp describes his transition from coaching at Freeport High School (Indiana) to University of Kentucky.  He discusses his experiences coaching at UK including the players, recruiting players, integrating     the basketball team, games, championships, and his coaching style and strategy.  Additionally,  Rupp discusses his relationship with and the changes that occurred under various UK Presidents including Frank L. McVey, Herman L. Donovan, Frank G. Dickey, and John W.  Oswald.

Number of Interviews        19

Total Hours                   11

Subjects            

Allen, Forrest Claire, 1885-  ; Basketball--History ; Basketball coaches--Biography ; Basketball Hall of Famers ; Bee, Clair Francis, 1896-1983 ; Bradshaw, Charlie, 1924-1999 ; Brown, John Young Jr., 1933- ; Bryant, Paul W. ; Bunn, John William, 1898-  ; Cann, Howard, 1895-1992 ;  Carlson, Henry Clifford, 1894-1964 ; Chandler, William S. ; Collier, Blanton, 1906-1983 ; Dickey, Frank Graves ; Donovan, Herman L. (Herman Lee), 1887-1964 ; Edwards, George ; Finley, Charles Oscar, 1918- ; Freeport (Ill.) ; Gamage, Harry, 1900-1994 ; Gill, Amory T., 1901-1966 ; Halstead (Kan.) ; Hinkle, Tony ; Horse racing ; Keaney, Frank William ; Keogan, George E., 1890-1943 ; Kirwan, Albert Dennis ; Lambert, Ward L., 1888-1958 ; Lapchick, Joe, 1900- ; Lexington (Ky.) ; McCracken, Branch, 1908-1970 ; McVey, Frank LeRond, 1869-1953 ; Meanwell, Walter E. (Walter Ernest), b. 1879 ; Mennonites--Kansas ; Naismith, James, 1861-1939 ; NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (1948) ; Oswald, John W. (John Wieland), 1917-1995 ; Ray, John,  1926-2007 ; Rupp, Adolph, 1901-1977 ; Schabinger, Arthur August, 1889-1972 ; Singletary, Otis A. ; Southeastern Conference ; Southern Conference ; University of Kansas--Basketball ;  University of Kentucky--Basketball ; University of Kentucky--Presidents ; Wynne, Chet, 1898- 1967

Keywords           

 Amateur Athletics Union Men's Basketball Championship (1935) ; Southern Conference Men's Basketball Championship (1931) ; University of Kansas Basketball (1922-1923) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1934-1935) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1943-1944) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1944-1945) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1945-1946) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1946-1947) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1947-1948) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1948-1949) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1949-1950) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1950-1951) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1951-1952) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1953-1954) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1954-1955) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1955-1956) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1956-1957) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1957-1958) ;  University of Kentucky Basketball (1958-1959) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1959-1960) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1960-1961) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1961-1962) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1962-1963) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1963-1964) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1964-1965) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1965-1966) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1966-1967) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1967-1968) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1968-1969) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1969-1970) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1970-1971) ; University of Kentucky Basketball (1971-1972) ; University of Kentucky Men's Basketball (1930-1931)

 

Tags

University of Kentucky, Athletics, Education, Segregation, Integration