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Stoll Field, 1947

Posted on July 1, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
A scene from University of Kentucky football's  13-0 loss to Alabama, Nov. 1947 at Stoll Field. For 48 years the Cats called Stoll Field home, until they moved into Commonwealth Stadium in 1973. Stoll Field was across the street from Memorial Coliseum.

On Nov. 1, 1947, the University of Kentucky football team lost 13-0 to Alabama at Stoll Field. Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was in his second season as head coach of the Cats. Four games later, he led UK to its first-ever bowl victory, 24-14 over Villanova in the Great Lakes Bowl. For 48 years, the Cats called Stoll Field home, until they moved into Commonwealth Stadium in 1973. Stoll Field was across the street from Memorial Coliseum.

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