Interview with Adolph Rupp, October 28, 1971

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Adolph Rupp Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Adolph Rupp begins this interview with a description of his relationship with President John W. Oswald and the struggles Dr. Oswald faced by raising the academic standards of athletes. Rupp specifically mentions the pressure put on him to integrate the basketball team while the players he was attempting to recruit were unable to be accepted in to the University of Kentucky. Rupp also talks about Ab Kirwan's time as president of the university. Rupp finishes the interview by giving his opinion of President Otis Singletary up to the point in time when the interview was conducted.

Interview Accession

1996oh033_af548

Interviewee Name

Adolph Rupp

Interviewer Name

Russell Rice

Interview Date

1971-10-28

Interview Keyword

Adolph Rupp basketball

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Rupp, Adolph Interview by Russell Rice. 28 Oct. 1971. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Rupp, A. (1971, October 28). Interview by R. Rice. University of Kentucky Athletics: Adolph Rupp Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Rupp, Adolph, interview by Russell Rice. October 28, 1971, University of Kentucky Athletics: Adolph Rupp Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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