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

Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox

Abstract

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. With his wife, Alyce, he took several jobs and moved around, before beginning full-time broadcasting of University of Kentucky sports in 1947. Claude broadcast many of the most memorable UK football and basketball squads of alltime in the next two decades, building relationships with coaches Paul “Bear” Bryant and Adolph Rupp. Claude also broadcast horse racing and later in his career Major League Bas ... More

Keywords: Claude Sullivan, University of Kentucky athletics, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Adolph Rupp, Cincinnati Reds, international travel, USSR, 1960 Summer Olympics, sportscasting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813147031
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813147031.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Sullivan, author

Joe Cox, author