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Kentucky Wildcats meet President George W. Bush

December 06, 2013 | | Comments 1

By Sam Youngman
syoungman@herald-leader.com

The University of Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams met a former commander-in-chief while touring the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Thursday night.

Coal magnate Joe Craft, a heavyweight donor to the University of Kentucky, and Kelly Knight, a longtime Republican fundraiser who helped Bush’s campaign efforts, arranged the tour and visit while the Cats are in Texas to take on Baylor Friday night.

Wildcats’ star Julius Randle presented the 43rd president with a UK jersey numbered “43,” while women’s coach Matthew Mitchell gave Bush a jersey from the Hoops squad.

Kentucky basketball has been all about the 1600 Pennsylvania club recently.

Earlier this week, Coach John Calipari tweeted that he had a 30 minute conversation with former President Bill Clinton, and the 2011-2012 Wildcats met with President Barack Obama at the White House after winning the national championship.

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  1. Honest Parley says:

    Pardon Honest while we vomit.