College Basketball: The Baron's Runts

Nobody has ever accused Adolph Rupp of being a nice guy. Rival coaches grumble that "life doesn't really hang on the result of a basketball game, but it seems like it when you play Rupp." In his 36 years at the University of Kentucky, "the Baron of the Bluegrass" has won more games (734), more conference titles (21) and more N.C.A.A. championships (four) than any other coach in the U.S. He has also antagonized more competitors, angered more referees, and annoyed more sportswriters than anybody else in the business—which may or may...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!