Interview with William B. "Bill" Keightley, November 4, 2005

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

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Keightley talks about working for legendary coach Adolph Rupp. He discusses his personality, innovative style of play, discipline, and reputation. He recalls differences between Rupp's time and the present in recruiting, playing styles, and attitudes towards the academic life of players. He concludes by again denying allegations that Rupp was racist because he did not recruit African-American players during his tenure at the University of Kentucky.

Interview Accession

2005oh112_af696

Interviewee Name

William B. "Bill" Keightley

Interviewer Name

Jeffrey Suchanek

Interview Date

2005-11-04

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Keightley, William B. Interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. 04 Nov. 2005. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Keightley, W.B. (2005, November 04). 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 04, 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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