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Saving Stories: Coach Hall recalls his big game gamble

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In this edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories Nunn Center for Oral History director Doug Boyd shares audio from an interview with the late UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall where the Kentucky native talks about his time guiding the Wildcats through the post-Rupp era, including bringing home the school's fifth NCAA title in 1978. Hall recalls a controversial and crucial halftime decision he made in an early round game in that tournament run.

The audio comes from an interview former Wildcat player Kyle Macy conducted for a project on the history of UK basketball that resulted in the TV program and subsequent book "From the Rafters of Rupp."


The Nunn Center has also launched a new TeleStory archive where you can contribute your story, including your memories of Coach Hall or any other subject, by phone. 833-859-7272.

Alan Lytle has more than 25 years of experience as a Kentucky broadcaster. Over that span he has earned multiple awards for anchoring, writing and producing news & features for WUKY. He took home the Kentucky Broadcasters Association's Best Radio Anchor award in 2021.