“Bluegrass Kingdom”, a UK Basketball Program Docu to Air on March 17
Turner Sports will debut an all-new documentary based on the storied legacy of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program – Bluegrass Kingdom: The Gospel of Kentucky Basketball. Featuring interviews and first-hand reflections from some of the program’s most notable personalities including former UK players Pat Riley, Jamal Mashburn, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, coaches Joe B. Hall and John Calipari, UK alumna and zealous fan Ashley Judd and many others, the documentary provides a chronology of the Wildcats’ history from its origins through the 2012 NCAA championship team. Produced by Mandalay Sports Media and presented on truTV by Infiniti, the documentary is narrated by Grammy® Award-winning artist Drake and will air on Selection Sunday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET in advance of Turner Sports’ and CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, which airs exclusively on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.
Bluegrass Kingdom: The Gospel of Kentucky Basketball presented by Infiniti delves into the fabled past of the program’s first coach and the inspired tradition he cultivated; the historical relevance and implications of the 1966 NCAA championship game against Texas Western College’s all-African American starting five; the emergence of Joe B. Hall and his 1975 Wildcats team that upset the Indiana Hoosiers in the NCAA tournament that year; as well as other highs and lows of the program. The hour-long presentation on truTV also includes interviews with, and first-hand accounts from, a variety of players, coaches, opponents and others associated with the Kentucky Wildcats’ program, such as former UK players Kenny “Sky” Walker and Derek Anderson, two-time All-American Cliff Hagan, and former Texas Western College player and member of the 1966 NCAA Championship team Willie Worsley.
"To lighten the mood and get his team smiling again, John Calipari surprised his players with a game of dodgeball after the team’s pre-Vanderbilt walk-through on Tuesday. What happens when you get a bunch of 18- and 19-year-old kids matched against a team full of coaches and staff? Watch and find out."
More proof that Coach Cal is THE BEST in the NCAA and will stop at nothing to help his guys realize their dreams