Interview with William B. "Bill" Keightley, November 8, 2005

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: William B. Keightley Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Bill Keightley discusses former coach Adolph Rupp and the University of Kentucky men's basketball program during the 1960s. In his discussion of Rupp, Keightley focuses on his recruitment of African-American players, his historic mis-characterization as a racist, his personality, coaching style, biggest rivals, and his thoughts on the toughest venues in which to play an opposing team. Keightley discusses several of the key players and teams of the 1960s, including Cotton Nash, "Rupp's Runts" and Randy Embry. Additionally, he discusses the late 1960's anti-war movement and its effect on the University of Kentucky campus, Coach Rupp, and on the basketball team.

Interview Accession

2005oh113_af697

Interviewee Name

William B. "Bill" Keightley

Interviewer Name

Jeffrey Suchanek

Interview Date

2005-11-08

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Keightley, William B. Interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. 08 Nov. 2005. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Keightley, W.B. (2005, November 08). Interview by J. Suchanek. University of Kentucky Athletics: William B. Keightley Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Keightley, William B., interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. November 08, 2005, University of Kentucky Athletics: William B. Keightley Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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