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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 interactive system TeleStory archive where you can contribute your story, including your memories of Coach Hall or any other subject, to the archive by phone. 833-859-7272.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.