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

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Join us at this Food for Thought session custom-made for basketball fans! As one of the first voices of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program, Claude Sullivan (1924–1967) became a nationally known sportscasting pioneer. His career followed Kentucky’s rise to prominence as he announced the first four NCAA championship titles under Coach Adolph Rupp and covered scrimmages during the canceled 1952–1953 season following the NCAA sanctions scandal.

Claude’s son, Alan Sullivan, offers an engaging and heartfelt look at the sportscaster’s life and the context in which he built his career.

This event is expected to fill up fast. Reservations required by Sept. 12. Cost: $20 for KHS members;  $25 for all others. Contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 to reserve your space today.