Interview with Gene Neff, October 12, 2018

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Gene Neff played basketball for the University of Kentucky from 1950-1952 under Coach Adolph Rupp. He also played baseball for the university under Coach Harry Lancaster. He describes Coach Rupp's plays, attitude, and discipline. He compares his relationships with Coach Rupp and Coach Lancaster. He talks about the investigation into the point shaving scandal. He talks about focusing on baseball due to the basketball point shaving scandal. He talks about losing his deferment during the Korean War due to signing with a minor league baseball team. He talks about his experience playing basketball during the war and as a medic in the Army. He talks about teaching and coaching high school basketball before working for GE.

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2018oh595_af956

Interviewee Name

Gene Neff

Interviewer Name

Kyle Macy

Interview Date

2018-10-12

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Neff, Gene Interview by Kyle Macy. 12 Oct. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Neff, G. (2018, October 12). Interview by K. Macy. University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Neff, Gene, interview by Kyle Macy. October 12, 2018, University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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