Interview with Otis A. Singletary, October 20, 1988



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Dr. Singletary addresses the research mission of the University of Kentucky in this interview. They talk about Dr. Wimberly Royster's role in research, as well as moves made by the cancer center and the equine facility at the university. The work of the College of Agriculture is also discussed. The bulk of this interview had to do with intercollegiate sports at the university. He talks about the retirement of Adolph Rupp after the 1972 season and public reaction to the news. It was during this time that the University of Kentucky received the funds to build Commonwealth Stadium, with the help of Governor Wendell H. Ford. During this time, campus road construction was also initiated to accommodate the increased traffic in the area. Singletary says that the Seaton Center and Lancaster Aquatic Center are important resources to provide for the students at a university. As a final point, he stresses the importance of integrity in intercollegiate athletics. The problems of cheating and low academic standards for the university's athletes concern him.

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1988oh210_oas015
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1988-10-20
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