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Photo of the Day: Your 1996 Kentucky Wildcats


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This is a cool panoramic shot of the 1996 team signing basketballs.  They signed over 800 last night while telling old stories about Mark Pope.  Leave a comment if you miss watching them play.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

25 Comments for Photo of the Day: Your 1996 Kentucky Wildcats



  1. Caliterry
    10:59 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Linky no Work



  2. SeoulCat
    11:00 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Linkin no workin.



  3. jq
    11:01 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    That is right OUR ’96 CHAMPS, Franklin u were still in diapers and sucking a bottle.



  4. Rxma
    11:03 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Where can u get one?



  5. Josh
    11:07 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    I want one of the signed balls! Where and how?



  6. Billy
    11:07 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Effort + Talent + Coaching all came together that year



  7. Ham
    11:09 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ditto on wanting a signed ball. Probably only available to the in crowd though.



  8. Larry
    11:15 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    A fun year.



  9. neighbor
    11:22 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Epps has a really big head!!



  10. Blueswade
    11:22 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    That is some ugly carpet.



  11. Waynecat4BBN4Ever
    11:39 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Wow. Was 13 or 14 cant remember .went to Rupp for the first time that year with my dad and a few of he’s coworkers to see theme play Arkansas that was if you guys remember a very close game I think the floors shook under my feet from the noise god I was in heaven ! My dad passed away last feb so wish he could have seen us win one more . Go Cats !



  12. SeoulCat
    11:41 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Love the ’96 team. Still my favorite UK squad to date. All of that said, Cameron Mills needs to hit the treadmill. That boy is large.



  13. uncle si
    11:47 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    what’s that thing that ate Cameron Mills?



  14. RazDaz
    11:54 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    96 squad was Dope!!!! They could do it all. Margin of victory that year including the tourney had to be one of the best ever. Need to find that stat out. Where’s the Intern when u need him?



  15. tddoublez
    11:58 am December 8, 2012 Permalink

    two sets of starters….5 in 5 out.

    Best team ever



  16. ShawnP
    12:33 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Has it really been 16 years?

    One of the dominating teams of all time.

    Lottery picks that sat on the bench.

    NBA quality players that got 5-10 minutes a game.

    Kentucky brought fear into other teams.



  17. BBNLegends
    1:17 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    You can purchase a ball by calling 859-231-0388 or visit bbnlegends.com or come to the public signing today at the KY Proud store after the game today for 30 minutes. You will be able to purchase these balls at all Elk Creek Stores or Kentucky Proud Market!!!!



  18. Lee Ho Fook
    1:21 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    do any of you remember the games against arkansas ? those were the best basketball games ive ever seen. seems the ksr crowd is too young to recall greatness. we had it before john wall picked up a basketball ! #96



  19. Jon
    1:27 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Oh, yeah, I miss that team. Greatest I’ve ever seen.



  20. HOO
    1:54 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK hasn’t been relevant since the 90s. This team can lick Tom Crean’s hairy scrotum!



  21. Bart
    3:01 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    I miss them! Maybe they talked to them in the locker room about teamwork
    And effort. Good game today getting better, here’s to beating UL AT THE YUK
    BUCKET, being unranked and awesome!!



  22. rich
    3:15 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    my first memories of uk basketball come from this team. special group indeed.



  23. Linda
    4:02 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt….while in New York city last week we happened upon Jack Dempseys. They have a big blue floor upstairs where the locals watch the game and celebrate together. Pretty cool!



  24. UKGAL-InFL
    5:16 pm December 8, 2012 Permalink

    I was in school during their run and remember camping out for my final four tickets. Watching this team was magical! And witnessing them winning it all was one of my favorite memories!!



  25. WalterL
    12:10 am December 9, 2012 Permalink

    I saw them as the most athletic team UK has ever had, including las years team.