Kentucky wildcats basketball coloring pages

Beginning in the 1890s, students at the University of Kentucky started scheduling football games with neighboring colleges. The basketball program began on campus in 1902, originally as a women’s sport; a men’s team was added one year later. Several decades later, in 1930, then-high school coach Adolph Rupp was hired as a basketball coach for the university, a career that would span over 40 years until 1972. During his tenure, he led the Kentucky Wildcats to four NCAA crowns in 1948, 1949, 1951 and 1958. The Wildcats later won a fifth championship under Joe B. Hall in 1978, another in 1996 under Rick Pitino, in 1998 under Orlando “Tubby” Smith, and its most recent in 2012 under Coach John Calipari. Calipari has been the coach since the 2009–10 season.