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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77)

 
 
Adolph F. Rupp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By S. C. McCullough, April 18, 2019
1. Adolph F. Rupp Marker
Inscription.  "Winningest" coach in history of college basketball. Native Kansan who played under famed coach "Phog" Allen. Head coach at UK, 1930-72. Won 4 NCAA titles, won or tied SEC crown 27 times; coach of 1948 US Olympic team that won gold medal. Natl. coach of yr. 4 times. Never a losing season; 879 wins - 190 losses. Nicknames include "Man in Brown Suit" and "Baron of the Bluegrass."
 
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1826.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 38° 2.359′ N, 84° 30.077′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Avenue of Champions, 0.2 miles east of S. Limestone (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Avenue of Champions, Lexington KY 40506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stoll Field / McLean Stadium (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adamstown / Pierre Whiting
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(about 500 feet away); Joe B. Hall (about 600 feet away); Frances Jewell McVey / Jewell Hall (about 800 feet away); Cleona Belle Matthews Boyd / Boyd Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barker Hall and Buell Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sarah Bennett Holmes / Holmes Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas D. Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Memorial Coliseum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By S. C. McCullough, April 18, 2019
2. Memorial Coliseum
Site of the Adolph Rupp marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2019, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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