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Cawood Ledford’s final game at Rupp Arena, 1992

Posted on March 7, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Cawood Ledford, the longtime “Voice of the Wildcats,” took his place in the spotlight at midcourt along with his wife, Frances, on March 7, 1992, during a tribute after he called his last game at Rupp Arena. Ledford called UK football and basketball games for 39 years. He spoke only briefly during the ceremony. “It’s a sad time for Frances and for me,” he said, “but you fans have made it really a special and short 39 years, and I’ll always love you, and God bless you.” The game also was Senior Day for “The Unforgettables.” Photo by Charles Bertam | Staff

Athletic Director C.M. Newton spoke March 7, 1992, during a postgame ceremony honoring the 39-year UK broadcasting career of Cawood Ledford. “This is a sad day for all Kentuckians, because Cawood Ledford is as much a part of the University of Kentucky athletics program as was Adolph Rupp, as is blue and white and “My Old Kentucky Home,” Newton said. Behind Newton from left is basketball coach Rick Pitino, Ledford’s wife, Frances, Ledford and football coach Bill Curry. Click here to see more images from our archives of Ledford. Photo by Charles Bertram

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