Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The New and Improved Explore UK




The Explore UK website has received a face lift and a considerable amount of new content. Thousands of images, depicting men's and women's basketball and football, have been added to the site. Oral histories, including several interviews with Bill Keightley, covering the history of UK athletics are also new. In addition memorbila, including UK Basketball trading cards, men's basketball programs, Cat's Pause and a collection of post cards have also been added to Explore UK.

Another exciting feature is a comment section, which will allow visitors to the site the opportunity to help us expand Explore UK. We continue to add content to the site in the coming months including Adolph Rupp oral histories, women's basketball programs and football programs. Please keep in mind that the site is new and we are still working to get all the bugs fixed but we hope you enjoy.

To all Kentucky Basketball Fans

HOLD THE DATE – Tuesday, October 13th for a celebration of the life of legendary broadcaster Claude Sullivan – and benefit for the Big Blue Archives at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington! The evening kicks off with a Reception at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm and the Celebration begins at 7:30 pm. Ralph Hacker will emcee; Coach John Calipari will be speaking.

You won’t want to miss this exciting evening with many other local sports figures in attendance, while helping UK Archives continue to preserve the history of UK athletics dating back to the 1890s.

A reserved table for 10 is $1,000; individual tickets are $115 each. Cocktail attire. For more information, contact Esther Edwards at eedwards@uky.edu or 859-257-1742.