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Image 27 of The Cats' Pause, November 26, 1988

Part of The Cats' Pause

Ma€mMr 2f, A?(?c? ^After an overtime loss to Duke in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Classic, Joe B. Hall's 'Cats prepared to journey to Alaska for the Great Alaska Shootout with senior Kyle Macy leading the way. ^The University of Kentucky football team lost a Hall of Fame Bowl bid and finished the season with a losing record (5-6). Alan Duncan of Tennessee kicked a 25-yard field goal with five seconds remaining in the game to give Tennesse a 20-17 win. The Vols took an early 10-0 lead but UK went ahead with two second-quarter touchdowns—a 57-yard run by running back Chris Jones and a nine-yard pass from Terry Henry to Felix Wilson. James Berry scored for the Vols in the third quarter and then UK evened the score 17-17 on a Rick Strein 25-yard field goal. The 'Cats were marching for what they hoped would be the winning score when fullback Shawn Donigan fumbled at the Tennessee 44 late in the fourth quarter. The Vols then kept the ball on the ground to set up Duncan's three-pointer. iWust moments after the 'Cats lost to Tennessee in football, newly elected Gov. John Y. Brown Jr., told University of Kentucky supporters that he hoped to have Commonwealth Stadium expanded 78,000 seats. He told recruits that he planned to have the stadium expansion done before the recruits finished their final season at the university. ^The Kentucky cross-country team finished 20th in the nation in the NCAA meet last week. Kentucky's Mark Nenow placed 13th while UK's Dave Bensema was 40th. Twelve Years Ago (^Kentucky's first Peach Bowl allotment of 15,000 tickets, 5,000 more than the usual allotment taken by a school, went on public sale and were gone within three hours. UK is now requesting more tickets from Peach Bowl officials. Fabulous Rupp Arena opened and an overflow crowd of 23,266 was on hand for the arena debut and the UK Wildcats opened their season with a 72-64 win over a stub-bom Wisconsin team. The 'Cats led virtually all the way and by 20 points at one time, but let the Badgers back in the game in the final minutes. Joe Hall cited a "bit of selfishness" for Kentucky's lackluster play. The Wildcats were paced by Rick Robey's 13 points and 13 rebounds. Jack Givens and Larry Johnson each scored 12 points. Thirteen Years Ago The University of Kentucky Lady Kat cross country team finished 10th in the national cross country meet held at Iowa State. Six Kentucky runners attended the meet in Ames, Iowa. Janna Anderson was the first UK finisher, placing 22nd with a time of 18:37. >^Coach Wynn Paul's Wildcat swimmers coasted to an easy 67-45 victory over Western Kentucky University. UK won nine of the 13 events. Dave Cornell, a sophomore and Rich Rubenstein, a senior, were UK's top individuals, both winning two events. (^Displeased with his guard play, Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall is holding two-a-day practice sessions during the Thanksgiving break and is moving Jack Givens to guard. Givens will now be a swingman and battle Larry Johnson and Truman Claytor for the guard spots. James Lee is being counted on as the 'Cats' Sixth Man. Eighteen Years Ago Kentucky will open its roundball season against Northwestern and legendary coach Adolph Rupp indicates his talented team will not have seven-footer Tom Payne and veteran Mike Casey in the starting lineup. Rupp will start Mark Soderberg at center, Larry Steele and Tom Parker at forward, Terry Mills and Kent Hollenbeck at guard. ?^Already tabbed No. 3 in the country, Kentucky opened its season with a 115-100 hard-fought win at Northwestern. The host team kept close until the final seven minutes when UK switched to a zone defense. Tom Parker paced the Wildcats with 23 points and Larry Steele added 20. Mark Soderberg scored 15, Tom Payne 14, Terry Mills 13 and Kent Hollenbeck 11. Ron Snoger of Northwestern led all scorers with 35. (^The University of Michigan rallied to within six points but Kentucky came back to win its home basketball opener 104-93. Mike Casey scored 25 points and Larry Steele 24, hitting nine of 13 shots. Tom Payne hit eight of 11 shots and sparked the 'Cats with 17 points. Kent Hollenbeck added 16 points and Mark Soderberg 10. Henry Wilmore was outstanding for the Wolverines, hitting 17 of 21 shots for 40 points. Fourteen Years Ago (^"Nothing went our way from the beginning," Kentucky coach Fran Curci said after his team lost a Liberty Bowl bid and a 24-7 game to Tennessee played in Knoxville. The Vols controlled the game as Kentucky's hopes were dampened when quarterback and team leader Mike Fanuzzi was flattened in the second quarter and never returned to action. Cliff Hite came in and hit seven of 14 passes and ran for 44 yards. Steve Compassi led the Wildcats with 95 yards in 10 carries. UK finished the year 6-5, 3-3 in Southeastern Conference play. (^ Sonny Collins, who led the Southeastern Conference in rushing despite missing over two games with injuries, was named the SEC's Offensive Player of the Year by United Press International. Collins named 970 yards 107.8 yards per game. UK tackle Warren Bryant also was named first-team All-SEC, one of only three sophomores. ^The University of Kentucky basketball team scored a 103-65 victory over the Athletes in Action East team. Led by freshman Mike Phillips (18 points) and freshman Jack Givens (16 points), the UK team looked outstanding in its final tuneup before the season opener. Thirty Three Years Ago (^The Kentucky football team finished sixth in the 12-team Southeastern Conference race with a 3-3-1 1 conference slate. UK was 6-3-1 overall. Mississippi won the title ast 5-1 while Auburn was second at 5-1-1. ?•'Kentucky end Howard Schnellenberger was the only Wildcat named to the Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team. Vanderbilt halfback Charley Horton was the top vote-getter. UK quarterback Bob Hardy made the second 11-man team. There was actually no quarterback selected on the first team. j^Dick Dunkel's prediction rates the Kentucky basketball team fifth in the nation behind San Francisco, North Carolina State. Iowa and Dayton. United Press has Kentucky ranked second in the nation behind San Francisco. (^University of Kentucky football players Bob Hardy and Howard Schnellenberger will play in the annual Blue-Gray football game, playing under present Couisiana State athletics director and former Kentucky assiss-tant Paul Dietzel.

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