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Former Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith turns 68


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Happy Birthday to former Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith, who turns 68 years young today.

The 1998 National Champion is now the head coach at his alma mater High Point University in North Carolina. Last season, the Panthers finished with a record of 16-15.

Last year, I published an article saying how it was time for the university to add Smith’s name to the rafters at Rupp Arena. My opinion on that has not changed.

It’s time for Tubby to be in the Rafters

If we can’t get that here in the next few years, we should at least have the opportunity to see High Point come to Rupp Arena for a non-conference game. It would fit Cal’s mold of a very winnable game and bringing the Kentucky connection back.

I mean would you rather see Monmouth/North Dakota or Tubby and High Point? To me, the answer is simple.

Happy Birthday though to the former head man!

Article written by Sam Gormley

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6 responses to “Former Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith turns 68”

  1. TOMCATS1990

    Happy Birthday Coach

  2. UKfanman01

    Happy Birthday Coach Smith!!!!

  3. sincitycat

    Happy Birthday Coach Smith and it is time for you to be in the rafters.

  4. letsroll76

    Tubby Tubby Tubby .Donna was won of the best cats fans every game yes he needs to be in the rafters.

  5. BigBertha

    Tubby to the rafters!

    1. Ridge Runner

      Agreed