Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Wallace Clayton Jones, September 30, 2009

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries


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00:00:08 - Claude Sullivan

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Partial Transcript: Um, uh, and so, uh, one of the things that we were, uh--we've been doing is we're putting together the tribute piece for Claude.

Segment Synopsis: Wallace Clayton "Wah Wah" Jones discusses his relationship with radio broadcaster Claude Sullivan. The methods and tendencies of Sullivan as a broadcaster are also mentioned.

Keywords: Audience; Claude Sullivan; Coaches; Color commentary; Descriptions; Dinner; Friends; High school; Illnesses; Network; Players; Practices; Radio stations; Style; Tournaments

Subjects: Baseball; Basketball; Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team); Experience; Football; Games; Radio; Radio broadcasters; Travel; Work

00:10:20 - Recruitment / basketball memories

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Partial Transcript: Humzey told a little story about when Wah Wah Jones first came to, to University of Kentucky, and, and something about you all coming together.

Segment Synopsis: Jones tells the story of his recruitment to the University of Kentucky to play basketball and football. Additionally, Jones shares his favorite memories as a University of Kentucky basketball player.

Keywords: 1948 Olympics; Cadillac; Friends; Harlan (Ky.); Humzey Yessin; Injury; London (United Kingdom); Madison Square Garden; Middlesboro (Ky.); National Championship; New York (N.Y.); Play calls; Play signals; Queens (N.Y.); Recruiting; St. John's University; University of Kentucky; University of Mississippi; University of Tennessee

Subjects: Basketball; Boxing; Education; Father; Football; Life; Memories; Olympics; Sports; Wife

00:16:08 - Adolph Rupp and Bear Bryant

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Partial Transcript: What, what was Rupp like?

Segment Synopsis: Jones talks of his former coaches Bear Bryant and Adolph Rupp, commenting upon their respective coaching styles.

Keywords: (NIT); (SEC); Adolph Rupp; Bear Bryant; Bench; Cincinnati (Ohio); Farm; Injury; License plates; National Invitation Tournament; Players; Quarterback (Football); Southeastern Conference; Strict; Substitutions

Subjects: Basketball; Bowling alleys; Brother; Coaches (Athletics); Police; Pressure; Responsibility; Teeth; Trust; Wife

00:21:22 - University sports archive

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Partial Transcript: One of the things that we're doing with this evening, we're honoring Claude Sullivan...

Segment Synopsis: Jones explains the importance of preserving the sports archive at the University of Kentucky.

Keywords: 1948 Olympics; Cost; Film; Game film; Kentucky; New York; Preservation; Scholarship; Traditions; Unity; University of Kentucky

Subjects: Archives; Fans; Games; Grandchildren; History; Money; Olympics; People; Photography; Sports; Students; Youth