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Coach Joe B. Hall and NCAA champs return to Lexington, 1978

Posted on April 15, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
UK coach Joe B. Hall greeted fans as the NCAA National Champion UK Wildcats arrived at Blue Grass Field (Airport) March 28, 1978. Kentucky defeated Duke 94-88 in the championship game in St. Louis the night before. Some 7,000 fans waited inside the airport terminal for the team to arrive. This year's Makers Mark bottle features Hall and the 1978 Wildcats. Several former players will be signing the bottle at Keeneland starting at 7:30am today. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall greeted fans on March 28, 1978, as the NCAA national champion Wildcats arrived at Blue Grass Field. Kentucky defeated Duke 94-88 in the championship game the night before in St. Louis. About 7,000 fans waited inside the airport terminal for the team to arrive. This year’s Makers Mark bottle features Hall and the 1978 Wildcats. Several former players are to sign the bottle at Keeneland starting at 7:30 a.m. Friday. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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