Now reading MANUFACTURING HYSTERIA by Jay Feldman...I would say that most intelligent people would not buy into this but FEAR...government approved et al and its times or crisis, be it war, the economy or environmental et al...fear is used to manipulate the public...covertyl, overtly, by lies of omission, censorship, untruths, etc, etc. As I.F. Stone wrote ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE letting the public think wrong or directing them to think and act wrong for alterior motives and agendas by those in control and it ain't us. Frederick - MI
"I realize that I was probably wasn't the type that would have served everybody's purpose in a situation like that. My mentality was probably a little different in that, if you spit in my face, then I would probably spit back in your face. I don't know if I was the type that would have turned around and walked away." - Wes Unseld in interview with Dick Gabriel, Adolph Rupp: Myth, Legend and Fact, WKYT, 2005. In late May of 1964, Unseld ended any hopes Kentucky faithful may have held by signing with Louisville. This was a mild surprise to some, who had long considered Kansas to be the front-runner for Unseld's services. However closer to the date it became apparent that Unseld was interested in a college closer to home, and the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and local Bellarmine College were considered to be the contenders. As it turned out after the news of his signing broke, Unseld reportedly signed a Missouri Valley Conference letter of intent nearly two weeks earlier, so while the media may have thought he was leaning or considering a wider range of schools, he himself likely had been focused much more narrowly. This early signing prevented other Missouri Valley Conference schools (other than Louisville) from recruiting Unseld. The latter signing of the interconference letter of intent prevented many other schools outside the Missouri Valley Conference (at least those who subscribed to the letter of intent system, which included Kentucky) from signing him .Article from Great Bend (Kansas) Daily Tribune, May 21, 1964From Louisville Courier Journal, May 21, 1964By 1974, Unseld was in the midst of his professional NBA career and was interviewed by Pat Putnam for Sports Illustrated. Unseld admitted that he probably wasn't cut out to be a social pioneer."I told my mother then," Unseld says, "that if I played in the SEC I'd set civil rights back 20 years. A lot of people felt I should be the first black to play. I told them I didn't have the right attitude to be a pioneer, that it just wasn't me. I have the same attitude now. I feel if someone is nice to me then I'll be nice to them. But if someone isn't nice, well, I believe in talking to them in a language that they will understand. If a man spits on me I'll probably spit back. Feeling like that, I didn't think I'd make a very good barrier breaker." - Wes Unseld as told to Pat Putnam, "A Quiet Man Makes the Bullets Zing", Sports Illustrated, November 18, 1974.In subsequent years, Unseld has suggested that Kentucky did not seriously recruit him and was convinced that they didn't really want him. This in contrast to the information at the time along with claims by those close to Kentucky which state that he was an important recruit.The difference of opinion over Unseld's recruitment by Kentucky is an interesting contrast in perceptions. While some in the media at the time may have thought Kentucky had a legitimate chance at the big man, it seems that those close to the situation (i.e. Rupp and Unseld) thought the chances remote. It's also clear that there was a wide gulf in the perception of how hard Rupp and Kentucky recruited the player from Louisville."We got in the car and Mr. Rupp said, 'He's not coming.' I said why? And he said, 'Well, anybody would miss anything to spend some time with me.'" - Assistant Coach Neil Reed retelling a humorous story with Dick Gabriel, Adolph Rupp: Myth, Legend and Fact, WKYT, 2005. "I don't think that Kentucky had to wait until I came along to have a black player. And, yeah, I get angry when I see people trying to rewrite that. I think with as much power as (Rupp) had, if he wanted someone with as much intelligence and skill as some of those white players, he could have had them long before me. They never seriously recruited me, and those who say they did are not dealing with the facts." - Wes Unseld in article by Judith Egerton, Basketball History: Glory Road, Louisville Courier-Journal.com, January 6, 2006."He (Coach Rupp) made more trips to visit Westley Unseld, and tried to convince him to come to the University of Kentucky, than he had any ballplayer prior to that time." - Herky Rupp, "Glory in Black and White," CBS, April 2002.
Rupp throughout his career held many clinics and often coached all-star exhibitions. He travelled to Europe and the Far East and truly was an international ambassador of basketball. After World War II, one of his roles was to hold basketball exhibitions and clinics with the occupying troops in the newly-liberated Europe. There are likely many instances and opportunities for Rupp to have coached, worked with, competed against and instructed people of all colors. However because these were unofficial and do not show up in the record books, locating this type of information is difficult to find if not impossible.Johnny WilsonOne early game where it is known that Rupp coached a black player was "Jumpin'" Johnny Wilson of Anderson (IN) College. Wilson was the star of his high school team in Anderson IN and led them to a state title in 1946, and was named Indiana Mr. Basketball. Despite these accomplishments, he was not offered a scholarship by Indiana University or any Big Ten School. When IU coach Branch McCracken was asked about the possibility of Wilson playing at IU, McCracken is reported to have responded "I don't think he could make my team." (Indianapolis Star, "70 years later, a statue honors Indiana basketball hero", May 27, 2016).Wilson ended up at nearby Anderson College where he excelled on the court, setting a school record in scoring and finished third in the nation in scoring, but ended up dropping out of school after three years due to a disagreement with the track coach. He later played a year of baseball in the Negro leagues before joining the Harlem Globetrotters to play basketball until 1954. But prior to joining the Globetrotters, Wilson was invited to participate in a basketball exhibition between former college All-Stars and the NBA World Champion Minneapolis Lakers with their All-Star center George Mikan. The College All-Star team was coached by Rupp (assisted by Loyola (Chicago) coach Tom Haggerty) and featured four of Rupp's Kentucky stars: Alex Groza, Ralph Beard, Cliff Barker and Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones among stars of other schools. Players reported to practice on October 22 at the Loyola gym where Rupp drilled his players in preparation of the game to be held on the 26th.Prior to the game during warmups, Wilson who was just under 6-foot tall, wowed the crowd with pre-game dunks. Despite having four of his own UK players at his disposal, Rupp started Wilson along with his own All-American Ralph Beard to go along with Notre Dame's Vince Boryla, St. Louis center Ed Macauley and Kentucky's Wallace Jones. Reportedly Wilson "brought the crowd to its feet with some tricky ball handling early in the game and played most of the first quarter before giving away to some of his larger teammates." (DeKalb (IL) Daily Chronicle, "Bits by Sue", October 27, 1949.)Photo of Exhibition Game between Minneapolis Lakers and Collegiate All-Stars coached by Adolph Rupp in 1949. Shown in photo for the All-Stars are "Jumpin'" Johnny Wilson of Anderson (IN) College, Ed Macauley (St. Louis) and Ralph Beard (Kentucky)JPS Note: It is interesting to note that in Dick Burdette's book on Wilson "Jump, Johnny, Jump!", Authorhouse (2007), that a later encounter between Rupp and Wilson was made in 1961 when Rupp was in Indianapolis recruiting identical twins Tom and Dick Van Arsdale (who later played for Indiana). The Twins (who played for Indianapolis Manual) were playing Indianapolis Wood, a team that Wilson coached.According to Burdette's book: "After the game, as he was walking across the floor, Johnny Wilson heard someone call out: 'Hey, Weeeelson!'Adolph Rupp walked up wearing a big grin and extending his hand. 'Remember me?'Johnny Wilson certainly did remember. Twelve years before, during a matchup between a select group of college all stars and the professional Minneapolis Lakers, Adolph Rupp had inserted him into the starting lineup. But Rupp, inexplicably, had started him at guard, instead of at center, his natural position. And, after two minutes, for no apparent reason, Rupp had taken him out and kept him on the bench the rest of the game.Why? Johnny Wilson never found out. He also remembered that Adolph Rupp's biggest, most-bitter rival was Eddie Diddle, the towel-waving coach of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, a team Rupp refused to play. Johnny Wilson smiled and gripped The Baron's hand. 'Hey!' Johnny Wilson said. 'How you doin', Mr. Diddle?'A couple of comments on this. First of all based on the account given in 1961, Rupp seemed to be gracious and friendly while Wilson acted dismissive and rude, even if it was a joke. Not a good look on Wilson's part, especially since as a high school coach it's in his best interests (and more particularly the best interests of his future players) to stay in good contact with college coaches who can provide college scholarships to his players. Secondly, the claim that Wilson only played "two minutes" is directly disputed by the game summary at the time, which specifically states he played most of the first quarter. While granted that wasn't a lot of time, it was more than "two minutes" as Burdette incorrectly claims. [And keep in mind that Rupp was in a tough situation where he had to find time for each of his 15 men, which he did. With only 200 minutes to distribute among 15 players (avg. of 13.3 per player), it's not unexpected that every player did not see a lot of time in that game. Wilson played less than 13 minutes, but apparently not by a lot.]Third, while Wilson may have played the center position at his small college in Anderson, it's not 'inexplicable' to think that a 5-foot-11-inch player would be slotted to play guard, given that along with Ralph Beard, he was one of the shortest players on the court. Certainly he was dwarfed by the listed Collegiate centers in the game such as 6-7 Alex Groza, 6-8 Ed Macauley, 6-10 Jim McIntyre, 6-6 Jack Kerris and 6-7 Vern Mikkelsen. (all of whom Rupp needed to find time for as well.) [Remember the College All-Stars were going against 6-10 George Mikan, who at the time was considered to be the top center in world, and indeed Mikan dominated the game with 31 points. Putting a 5-11 player on Mikan in such a situation truly would be an accurate use of the word 'inexplicable'.]As mentioned previously, it has been verified that Adolph Rupp coached Jim Tucker of Duquesne in a 1954 exhibition between the state of Kentucky and the state of Indiana collegiate all-stars. This despite Tucker not playing collegiately in the state of Kentucky, a technicality which could easily have been used if one was intent on preventing blacks from participating. Roster of the 1954 Kentucky Collegiate All-Stars. Jim Tucker was the only player on the squad who didn't play collegiately in Kentucky.In the two-game series (which ended with a victory by Indiana in Louisville and a victory by Kentucky in Indianapolis), Tucker started both games and scored 11 and 8 points respectively. Noted Angelo Angeolpolous of the Indianapolis News: "Tucker, who they say scratches his elbows on the basket ring, was uncontrollable on rebounds, tipping in four, and giving the best two-night performance." (Indianapolis News September 13, 1954).Action from back-to-back games. The first photo (on left) from the game in Louisville (10-SEP-1954) shows Kentucky's Cliff Hagan getting tied up between Indiana's Dick Rosenthal and Dick Farley while Tucker looks on in the background. The second photo (right) from the game the following night in Indianapolis shows Tucker (#7) trying to clear the way for teammate Frank Ramsey's (#4) shot, which nevertheless was blocked by Indiana's Dick Farley.Program from 1959 Ararat Shrine All-Star Basketball Game held in Kansas City, MO.Advertisment before 1959 GameRupp was the coach of the Eighth Annual Shriners East-West All-Star game held in Kansas City MO in March 28, 1959. Rupp coached the East squad which included black stars Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati), Johnny Green (Michigan State) and Joe McDade (Bradley) to go along with other stars such as Jerry West (West Virginia), Dave Gunther (Iowa) and Johnny Cox (Kentucky) among others. [Note to read the biographies you can check the following links: (Link 1) (Link 2).]Rupp said about his team prior to the game: "There's never been a collection of players like this for this game and there probably never will be again."The East won the game 102-71, with Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati) leading the scoring with 22 point, nine rebounds and was named most valuable player. Johnny Green (Michigan State) contributed 7 points and 11 rebounds and as the Kansas City paper noted "combined with Robertson in a brilliant exhibition of blocking shots and intercepting passes." Later on it was noted: "With Robertson, Green and Bradley's Joe Billy McDade maintaining the superiority on the boards, the awesome power of the East showed in the final eight minutes. The East ran 13 consecutive points and moved to a 94-68 margin." (Note: The above quotes from Kansas City Times in preview and summary of game held on March 28, 1959.)West All-Star Bob Boozer (#30) is defended by East players Johnny Green (#24) and Oscar Robertson (behind) while Bob Ferry (#43) looks on. Adolph Rupp was the coach of the winning East All-Stars.I recently asked one of these players, Joe Billy McDade (now a U.S. District Judge in Peoria Illinois), what he remembered of the exhibition, and in particular whether he noticed or experienced any slights or disadvantages on the part of Rupp toward him. This is what he wrote back:Dear Mr. Scott:My participation in the 1959 Shriners All-Star basketball game as a member of the East squad was memorable because of the great players involved, some of whom I had played against as conference opponents, and because of Coach Rupp, whose reputation was legendary at that time. Outside of practice and of course the game itself, I had no contact with Rupp. I have no idea the degree of off-court contact he had with the white players. On the practice court, I do not recall any difference in treatment among the two groups. Coach Rupp, however, provided me with a most memorable coaching event that says something about him and his approach to that game. Having been favored to win, we were down 16-19 points at half-time. We were a quiet, sober bunch in the locker room awaiting Coach Rupp. Within the last minute of the half, he came and stood in the doorway and said in his Kentucky drawl: "Boys, you are 17 points down. You have the best damn coach in the country coaching you. It ain't my fault." He then abruptly left without another word. To my knowledge, he had no contact with us as a team after the game. In retrospect, this epitome of arrogance could have been a brilliant psychological play since we played great in the second half and won the game.Sincerely,Joe Billy McDadeUnited States District JudgeIt is also known that Rupp coached in the 1967 Kentucky-Indiana collegiate all-star series. In those games (one held in Louisville on April 8th and the other in Indianapolis April 15th), Rupp coached black players in Western Kentucky's Dwight Smith, Kentucky Wesleyan's Sam Smith and the University of Louisville's Dave Gilbert. Western's Clem Haskins was also named to the team but could not compete due to an injury.1967 Kentucky-Indiana All-Star RosterIN's Bill Russell drives on KY's Dave GilbertOn April 13, 1968 Rupp coached the Kentucky All-Stars in a game against the Tennessee All-Stars (coached by Vanderbilt's Roy Skinner) in Nashville. On the Kentucky roster were: Dick Cunningham and Billy Chumbler of Murray State; Thad Jaracz, Steve Clevenger and Jim LeMaster of Kentucky; Dallas Thornton of Kentucky Wesleyan, Larry Jordan of Morehead; Garfield Smith, Butch Kaufman and Greg Smith of Western Kentucky.In the game Western's Kaufman led all scorers with 20 points and Dallas Thornton contributed 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Kentucky Stars, including the game winning basket in a 74-71 win. Reportedly the game was moved from it's original date on Friday night, April 12 to Saturday April 13 due to what the Nashville Tennessean described as "racial tension in town which had brought about early curfews in the first part of the week."Rupp talks with UK player Thad Jaracz, Murray State's Dick Cuningham and Western Kentucky's Greg Smith during practice in Nashville, April 12, 1968.According to the documentary Adolph Rupp: Myth, Legend and Fact, Rupp coached Perry Wallace in an exhibition after his career at Vanderbilt was complete. Said Wallace, "He was very, very nice. He offered to be helpful as he could about the draft and speaking to scouts. That was striking." I emailed Mr. Wallace about this and the exhibition. This is his reply:Hi Jon, During my senior year at Vandy, Coach Rupp coached me in one of those post-season, college all-star games. I believe the game was played in Tennessee. I remember that Coach Rupp was very nice to me, even to the point of offering to help me in getting tryouts with pro teams. I understand that this adds to the considerable complexity in and around the myth of Adolph Rupp, but I always like to relate the story where I can--mainly because it is true and deserves to be told. Just as the South is more complex than the usual stereotypes, so also are its people and its institutions. And Coach Rupp, especially given his transcendent presence, deserves to be seen in all his complexity--however hard it makes people have to work to understand him and this amazing phenomenon called humanity. Best regards, Perry E. Wallace JPS Note: Unless Wallace is referring to another exhibition game that I'm unaware of, I don't know that Rupp technically coached in an exhibition. They did face each other twice in 1970 when Rupp was coaching the Kentucky All-Stars and Wallace was playing for the Tennessee All-Stars and his collegiate coach at Vanderbilt Roy Skinner. Regardless, obviously the two found time to talk at some point after Wallace's graduation during an All-Star event.Perry Wallace misses his dunkDuring the game in Nashville on March 23, 1970, because the players had graduated and some had already started signing pro contracts, professional rules were being used. After his star player Dan Issel noted that the team had scored 98 points with a full quarter remaining, Rupp reportedly replied: "You're playing pro ball now, you might as well get used to it." Besides 12-minute quarters and the mandatory use of man-to-man defense, the rules also allowed for the ability to dunk, something that had been taken away from Wallace in college. Mid-way through the first quarter, Wallace was on a fast break and sensing his chance rose to dunk the ball and missed spectacularly. The ball reportedly bounced off the rim 15 feet up in the air. Said Wallace afer the game: "I had intended to have some fun dunking the ball, but when the opportunity came I had to remember I could do it...The goal came up on me too fast and I thought the ball might go through the roof."After that miss, Wallace settled down and got two dunks to go down as part of his 15 total points scored. Reportedly after each dunk, Rupp said "That boy has been around. He's smart. You can't give him that position."(Note - All quotes above from articles in Nashville Tennessean, March 24, 1970.)With a potential basketball future on his mind, Wallace participated in a college All-Star game in Kentucky, where his coach for the exhibition was none other than Adolph Rupp. It was the first time Wallace spent any time around the man who had been - always from a distance - a significant actor in his life, given Rupp's role in the banning of the dunk and his halfhearted efforts to recruit Wallace to Lexington. Wallace would take away only pleasant memories of his encounter with the legendary coach. "It was a very special meeting, out on the floor at the first practice. He was extremely welcoming and gracious. If you think about it, by that point it was clear that Texas Western, my efforts, all were part of a great flood of progress. And in our talks, I discovered something compelling that I knew many people would not understand," Wallace recalled. "For all of his reputation as a classic racist power figure, I hadn't the facts to decide whether or not that was true What I could see in those short talks and moments was an American man - yes, white, but more important, a product of all of America's good, bad, and ugly. And more curiously, I found myself comparing him with older partriarchal men, both black and white. My father, my high school coach, and many others all seemed eerily similar in certain basic ways. Tough, not hugely emotional. The good ones pushed you, goaded you, but toward honorable goals and good conduct. Tough love personified."(by Andrew Maraniss, Strong Inside, (2014) Vanderbilt University Press, pg 362.)JPS Note: I haven't really discussed this in detail on this page but the topic of Rupp's view on dunking is complicated. It is true that he was in favor of the ban on dunking at the time it was announced in 1967, although it's not clear that he lobbied for the rule change and I do no think he was on the rules committee at the time the rule was passed. One thing people today don't seem to recognize is that at the time with exposed hooks for the basketball net, dunking was a potentially dangerous maneuver and the threat of seriously hurting your hand or even losing a finger was real. In addition, if the goal was damaged it often led to game postponements as most places didn't have backup goals readily available.While Rupp generally was against the dunk through much of his career. Lou Tsioropoulos noted that Rupp allowed the players to dunk in practice but not in games. Despite this, his players did indeed dunk from time to time in the 1950's and 1960's at least, including a memorable break-away dunk by Bill Spivey in a game vs. Kansas and rival big man Clyde Lovellette. Marion Cluggish, 6-8 center who played for Rupp in the late 30's to early 40's, was known to dunk in pregame warmups at Rupp's request in order to intimidate opponents. In an interview after his retirement, Rupp was quoted as saying about the dunk: "I really think it should be a part of basketball," said Rupp. "I was violently opposed to it, but after thinking about it for two or three years, I think it has a spot in basketball." (Eugene (OR) Register-Guard, May 1, 1976)A bare-chested Dan Issel battles KY All-Star teammate (and former EKU player) Willie Woods (#33) for a rebound as part of preparations for a game against the Tennessee All-Stars in Louisville, Ky on March 30, 1970. Adolph Rupp was the head coach of the KY All-Star team.For the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star series in the late 60's and early 70's, Adolph Rupp alternated with Western's Johnny Oldham as coach of the Kentucky stars. Rupp was the coach in 1968, in 1970 (both games), and in March of 1971 (second game). In 1970, the roster included Bob Long (Cumberland), Toke Coleman (Eastern Kentucky), Mike Pratt (Kentucky), Jim Reid (Georgetown), Willie Woods (Eastern Kentucky), Ron Belton (Bellarmine), Bobby Hiles (Morehead), Claude Virden (Murray State) and Dan Issel (Kentucky).The roster in 1971 included Jim McDaniels (Western Kentucky), Clarence Glover (Western Kentucky), Jim Rose (Western Kentucky), Jim Day (Morehead), Mike Casey (Kentucky), Larry Steele (Kentucky) and Jimmy Young (Murray).Clarence Glover was interviewed years later about his interaction with Rupp as part of a oral history project and this is what Glover had to say:WKU's Clarence Glover(35:00) "I remember Herky Rupp calling and asking me if I would talk to a guy who was writing a book about his dad. Because there are not going to be a great number of black people who were going to say anything good about his dad, so he saw an interview I did on television where I talked about Coach Rupp.And Coach Rupp and I sat down right after the tournament, where we had beaten the University of Kentucky, because I played for him in a college all-star game and he made his way around the room, sat down and spoke and talked with each of the players, and two of the players on there played for him, Pratt and Steele, played for UK, and they were on that team too. So he didn't have have to talk with them as long because he knew them.So he went to each of the guys and he was very cordial and shook their hand, and told them who he was and he was pleased to be coaching them. And then he came to me and he sat down. And it scared the heck out of me, because I was already, my heart was beating like crazy, I mean we'd beaten the University of Kentucky 20-some points, and here was the coach getting ready to talk to me and I'm thinking he was going to ream me out. And we really didn't talk very much basketball. We talked about other things, life and what makes the economy run for the United States, and just different things.And so, a week or two later I got a call from Red Auerbach. And he said: 'I talked with Adolph, and Adolph said you're one of the quickest big men in the country, and one of the smartest players he's ever worked with, although he only coached me that short time.'And so he said we're going to draft you #1.So therefore, when I had the interview on one of the Lexington television stations I said: 'My meeting and talk with Coach Rupp went just fine, we had a good time.'And he was one of the prime reasons for me being drafted #1, so I didn't hold anything against Coach Rupp. But I did know that he felt, he did things he felt he needed to do during that time that he had to do them, because of segregation and because he felt he would lose funding for his team, if he had black players on his team. And, not saying that was right, I just said my connection, with him, my interaction with him was on a positive note, moreso than a negative note."(Oral History Interview with Clarence Glover, December 9, 2004)April 1, 1972 in Nashville TN - Rupp signs an autograph for a ballgirl as members of the Kentucky All-Star team look onIt's also known that Rupp coached the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star games in 1972, held in Louisville and Nashville. On the Kentucky squad included Billy Burton (Eastern Kentucky), Daryl Dunagan (Eastern Kentucky), Stan Key (Kentucky), Tom Parker (Kentucky), Henry Bacon (Louisville), Mike Lawhon (Louisville), Everett Bass (Transylvania), Ron Thomas (Louisville), Jerry Dunn (Western Kentucky) and Al Vilcheck (Louisville). Rupp coached the East Squad in the All-Star Senior Basketball Classic held in Las Vegas, NV on April 18, 1972. Rupp's team came back from a three-point deficit on a field goal by Bob Morse (Penn) and the winning points came on two free throws by Bill Chamberlain (North Carolina). Other's on the squad included Jim Price (Louisville) who was the East MVP and scoring leader with 16 points and Bob Lackey (Marquette) among others.Rupp coached the East squad in the 1973 NABC East-West All-Star game, which was played on March 31 in Dayton (OH). On that team were black players Mike Bantom (St. Joseph's), Jim Brewer (Minnesota), Dwight (Bo) Lamar (Southwest Louisiana) and Kermit Washington (American) among others.1973 East All-Star Team - Seated (l to r): Ernie DiGregorio, Kevin Joyce, Unknown Assistant Coach, Head Coach Rupp, Allen Hornyak, Doug Collins; Standing: Mike Bantom, Kermit Washington, Jim Brewer, Billy Schaeffer, Mike Boylan, Dwight "Bo" Lamar and Barry ParkhillOne interesting tidbit was that when it came time to name the Head Coach of the 1972 US Olympic basketball team, the AAU faction favored naming Adolph Rupp (although he was ailing physically at the time), while some in the collegiate faction were favoring a younger coach, such as North Carolina's Dean Smith. In the end, a compromise candidate was agreed upon, former Oklahoma State coach Henry Iba. The team went on to the Munich Olympics where they became the first US mens team not to capture a gold medal in the sport, losing to the Soviet Union on a last-second disputed play. On April 13 1976, Rupp coached the South All-Star team in the Mid-America All-America Classic held at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. The opposing coach was Tony Hinkle, retired from Butler. On the South squad (which lost 121-95) was: Robert Paige (Houston Baptist), Tim Sisneros (Middle Tennessee), Alex English (South Carolina), Mike Dunleavy (South Carolina), Phil Spence (North Carolina State), Charlie Fishback (Austin Peay), Marion Hilliard (Memphis State) and Butch Feher (Vanderbilt). Other Events Rupp was Involved WithThere were a number of integrated events and exhibitions which Rupp was directly involved with, although he didn't coach the teams. Oftentimes he was on the selection committee who actually determined which players would be invited. Other times, he was on the organizing committee, as many of these events were held in Lexington.Wes Unseld was invited to attend the 1964 East-West All-Star Game. Lexington Herald (March 29, 1964)One high profile event was collegiate portion of the 1964 Olympic Trials, which were held in Lexington, KY. Thirty college seniors and underclassmen players were invited to try-out, with Adolph Rupp and Olympic coach Henry Iba acting as the selection committee. These invited players, along with players from the N.C.A.A. champion UCLA Bruins (which competed as a team) formed the pool from which the collegiate portion of the Olympic team would be chosen. While the Bruins worked out on their campus, the thirty other players descended on Lexington. As part of the event, the 1964 East-West All-Star game was also held in Lexington on March 28, 1964, with many of the same players trying out for the Olympic team involved. The players who participated in the East-West game were as follows:East Squad - Ron Bonham (Cincinnati), Fred Hetzel (Davidson), Howard Komives (Bowling Green), Cotton Nash (Kentucky), John Thompson (Providence), Bill Bradley (Princeton), Barry Kramer (New York University), Cazzie Russell (Michigan), Jeff Mullins (Duke), Wally Jones (Villanova). Coach Jack Gardner (Utah)West Squad - Jim Barnes (Texas Western), Joe Caldwell (Arizona State), Ray Carey (Missouri), Mel Counts (Oregon State), Wayne Estes (Utah State), Bud Koper (Oklahoma City), Bennie Lenox (Texas A&M), Dave Stallworth (Wichita), Willie Murrell (Kansas State), Doug Moon (Utah). Coach Slats Gill (Oregon State).Photos of some of the East-West All-Stars about town in Lexington. Show are Jim "Bad News" Barnes, Cazzie Russell, Willie Murrell and Dave StallworthThe West's All-Star Joe Caldwell (Arizona State) drives past the East's Wally Jones (Villanova) 2b1af7f3a8