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Rupp was ahead of his time

A copy of the 1958 Sports Illustrated college basketball preview issue came across my desk this morning.

There is a lot of amazing stuff in there, but the one thing that stood out to me that I wanted to share with you was an article by the man who got this whole thing going here, Adolph Rupp. SI had Rupp write a story in his own words about his philosophy and the way he does things.

When you read it, you’ll see that he was clearly ahead of time. From the way he ran his practices to what he taught his players and how he looked out for their best interests, he was clearly blazing a new trail.

Click this link to give it a read. It’s a must-read for anyone in the Big Blue Nation.