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UK Radio Network’s Ralph Hacker, 1996

Posted on September 24, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

UK Radio Network’s Ralph Hacker, right, interviewed University of Kentucky basketball coach Rick Pitino on Nov. 28, 1996, after UK defeated Syracuse 87-53 in the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage, Alaska. A young Ryan Pitino, left, watched.Hacker spent 34 years on the UK Radio Network. He was the men’s basketball analyst for many years with legendary broadcaster Cawood Ledford. After Ledford retired, Hacker took over play-by-play duties for eight years, including UK’s 1996 and 1998 national championship seasons. Hacker was the play-by-play voice of the Wildcat football team for five seasons. He was inducted into University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame’s class of 2017 this weekend, along with Randall Cobb (football), Collin Cowgill (baseball), Sherry Hoover Bordner (cross country/indoor track/outdoor track), Sarah Rumely (volleyball) and John Wall (basketball). Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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