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Longtime Kentucky basketball manager dead at 81

There are 1 comment on the The Associated Press story from Apr 1, 2008, titled Longtime Kentucky basketball manager dead at 81 . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

“An entire state tonight _ from Paducah to Pikeville _ is mourning his passing and, I'm sure, remembering his family in prayer along with Patsy and me.”

Kentucky basketball manager Bill Keightley, who was with the Wildcats for 48 seasons, died Monday in Cincinnati. He was 81.

Keightley died of internal bleeding caused by a previously undiagnosed tumor on his spine, the university said in a statement. He was on a trip to see the Reds' season-opener and suffered a fall, Kentucky spokesman Scott Stricklin told The Associated Press. He was taken to University Hospital, where he died.

Stricklin said doctors believe the fall was probably due to bleeding. Read more

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Jonny Rogers

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Apr 4, 2008
Oh no, UK basketball is under way with a new search for their leader

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