Sport: Man in the Brown Suit

The University of Kentucky has its own special brand of Southern hospitality. When visiting basketball squads arrive in Lexington, they get full red-carpet treatment (which often includes a tour of nearby horse farms). Then, like condemned men whose last hours on earth have been made easier, the visiting athletes are led off to the gym—and the execution.

Last week, Kentucky's grim basketballers took the ax to Alabama (74-32), then ran Mississippi through the grinder (85-31). Next on the list was Georgia Tech. One man from Tech heatedly denied that the team was worried...

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