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The Matt Jones Podcast E50: SEC Integration with Nate Northington & Wilbur Hackett


The Golden Anniversary of the podcast celebrates one of Kentucky football’s greatest accomplishments.  Two of the four Kentucky Wildcats that helped integrate the SEC, Nate Worthington and Wilbur Hackett, join the podcast to discuss their journey.  Before they’re immortalized with statues in front of Commonwealth Stadium, hear their story.  Highlights:

—  How the Governor convinced Northington to come to Kentucky.

—  Were there African-American UK fans in Louisville in the 60s?

—  How Northington handled Greg Page’s tragic death.

—  What it was like to travel to the South for SEC football games.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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