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Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting

Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813147031
eISBN:
9780813154640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147031.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Claude Sullivan was a brilliant young man whose athletic career and studies were cut short by a near-fatal case of osteomyelitis while he was in high school. Claude found a niche in broadcasting. ... More


Glory Days

Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox

in Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813147031
eISBN:
9780813154640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147031.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Claude covered the most successful UK football teams ever, culminating in Bryant’s 1951 Sugar Bowl win. He also covered Rupp’s 1951 NCAA Championship squad. During these years, Claude built abiding ... More


The Fall

Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox

in Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813147031
eISBN:
9780813154640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147031.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Two negative milestones followed, as Claude covered the end of Bear Bryant’s UK career as well as the point-shaving scandal and NCAA probation for Coach Rupp’s basketball team. Among other respites, ... More


The Best of Times

Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox

in Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813147031
eISBN:
9780813154640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147031.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Claude began his full-time UK broadcasting career in 1947 at WKLX. He covered some early UK football teams under coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp’s first two NCAA ... More


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