Sport: Ready & Loaded

The home-grown brand of Kentuckian is not necessarily as lean, long and hard-driving as the University of Kentucky's Basketball Coach Adolph Rupp would like, but there are other states: each year dozens of slat-shaped aspirants from all over the U.S. trek to Rupp's office in Lexington, many of them at their own expense, to try out for Rupp's team. The 1948 crop (four Kentuckians, eight outlanders) was particularly potent; it won the national championship, and its starting five went on to the U.S. Olympic squad and later to professional careers. Last year, hurt by graduation, Rupp rebuilt. This year, with big...

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