Interview with Jim Andrews, December 20, 2018

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

Interview Summary

Jim Andrews talks about his high school basketball career and being recruited by various colleges. He tells the story of the coincidences that led to Coach Joe B. Hall seeing him play. He talks about his experiences as a freshman at UK, including dorm life, his teammates, and basketball practices. He talks about the atmosphere on campus during the Vietnam War protests. He also discusses the turmoil surrounding Coach Rupp's forced retirement and replacement by Joe B. Hall. Andrews talks about his African American teammates and their experiences during the early days of the integration of the SEC. He talks about what it was like to play in Memorial Coliseum and tells stories about antics that occurred during games against Tennessee. Andrews tells a story about being caught smoking in his dorm and the discipline he received from Coach Rupp. He talks about sneaking out to a bar to see a J.D. Crowe concert and being caught by Coach Hall. He talks about his career after UK and his legacy.

Interview Accession

2018oh788_ukabskm003

Interviewee Name

Jim Andrews

Interviewer Name

Kyle Macy

Interview Date

2018-12-20

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Andrews, Jim Interview by Kyle Macy. 20 Dec. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Andrews, J. (2018, December 20). 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.

Andrews, Jim, interview by Kyle Macy. December 20, 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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