Wanna know the answers to those hard hitting basketball trivia questions? Then settle down, (hide your feet if you’re in the library) and enjoy the ride.
Q: Where did Coach Cal play college ball at??
A: Clarion. He originally began his playing career at UNC Wilmington, but transferred to Clarion to play the point for his junior and senior year.
Q: Who was UK’s very first SEC opponent?
A:’Bama? Nope. LSU? No. It’s Tulane. (Tulane was a SEC member until 1966.) Yeah. Tulane.
Q: Which coach had the longest coaching tenure at UK?
A: If you answered Rupp, you’d be right. Rupp coached at UK for 42 years (1931-1972)
Q: In what conference did UK originally play?
A: No, It wasn’t the SEC. It was actually the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The conference split in 1921 to form the Southern conference which eventually became the SEC.
Q: In what year was the first televised UK basketball game?
A: 1951. It was a NCAA tourney game in which UK defeated St. Johns, 59-43
Q: What team did the 1948 olympic team, led by five UK players, beat to claim the gold medal?
A: France. 65-21 (Not only did they beat them, they mollywomped them.)
Q: How many NBA players has Coach Cal coached?
A: 28. In retrospect, that’s pretty unreal.
Q: Who was the first Wildcat to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated?
A: Ralph Beard graced SI’s over in 1949.
Q: What is Billy Clyde’s record at A&M?
A: 8-23…. Yeah, that’s all I have to say.
This is Part 2, see Part 1 here.