“Adolph Rupp and Gus Manning”

Gus Manning has always been known for his legendary stories, no matter the sport. Several of us were at the Papermill Drive Waffle House yesterday afternoon, with Gus in exceptionally fine fettle.

All you have to do is get him started, and here come the stories.

Apparently, Adolph Rupp was not too impressed with the lighting at the old Alumni Memorial Gym.

Bob Neyland sent Gus to a Kentucky practice before a long-ago game just to make sure everything was all right.

Rupp is alleged to have said, “Gus, if I had known it was going to be this dark, I would have stopped in Harlan and gotten miner’s lights.”

Ah, for the good old days.

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013