The basketball program at the University of Kentucky has a history of all the rivals college at all conference in America. The Wildcats of Kentucky, located in Lexington, Kentucky, boast the top of their wins, summarizing to most wins in the history of college basketball. Another important achievement held by the University of Kentucky basketball program is the high water mark for the highest winning percentage of all time. Other notable achievements in the history of a hundred years, most of Kentucky basketball are seven national championships (second only to UCLA) and 98 NCAA Tournament wins (second UNC).
The Kentucky program has had enviable success in each decade of its life that began with an early ominous when the inaugural season in 1903 was completed with a sad record 1-2, the lone win coming against Lexington YMCA. Underwhelming success for the program reached almost resulted in the basketball team ceasing to exist beyond the first decade of the twentieth century. With an overall record of 15 and 29 after the 1908 season, the university administration was voted to dismantle the program in 1909. Fortunately, the student body rallied to save the team and effectively, what would become the culture of the University of Kentucky.
The first head coach of basketball paid to the University of Kentucky was a man of E. R. WHO name Sweetland also brought together the football team. Under coach, Sweetland future experienced the first taste of success with his central ITS first winning season (5-4) in 1909 and an impressive season unbeaten (9-0) in 1912. It was the era when the nickname “Wildcats” was attached to the University . Corbusier commander, chief of the military department of the school, is credited with coining the term after commenting in a victory over to that of the University of Illinois as the Kentucky team “fought like Wildcats.” The nickname stuck and to this day college basketball fans around the world know the team from the name of the University of Kentucky as the Wildcats.
The new coach George Buchheit took over the program in 1919 and introduced an odd system, eliminating the modern standards, by which a player of his team remained under each basket throughout the game. After a number of Buchheit, preceded the famous coach Adolph Rupp including OC Applegran, Ray Eklund, Basil Hayden and John Mauer. Maur is particularly notable for installing what at that time were new and offensive components including screens away from the ball and deceptive bounce pass. Opposing teams were so thrown off by the ingenuity of the bounce pass that they referred the steep ground operations simply as “attack submarines.”
Coach Rupp, was although a hard to follow. Among the high-level coaches who have tried their best to fill his shoes are notable names such as Joe Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, briefly Billy Gillispie, and the head coach aware John Calipari who when drafting era has the Kentucky Wildcats in a position to fight for their eighth national NCAA championship. Whether the coach Calipari wins a national championship basketball at Kentucky University, the story we learned is that the quest for an eighth elusive championship is not a matter of if it will happen, but sometimes when will it happen. Get the glimpse of this grad event and book 2016 Kentucky wildcat basketball tickets online at Seathub.com for reasonable prices.