Comparing the schools: Kentucky vs. Baylor

mstory@herald-leader.comMarch 24, 2012 

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Established: 1845

Enrollment: 15,029

University budget: $428.6 million

2012 U.S. News and World Report national ranking: 75th best overall university

What current university president is best known for: Kenneth W. Starr, the 14th president of Baylor, is remembered as the special prosecutor whose investigation uncovered the Monica Lewinsky scandal and led to the U.S. House of Representatives voting in 1998 to impeach President Bill Clinton.

Athletics budget: $59.85 million-x

All-time team national championships: Two (2004 men's tennis; 2005 women's basketball)

Alumnus who helped make the Detroit Pistons NBA champions: Vinnie Johnson, "The Microwave," provided instant offense off the bench for the 1989 and '90 NBA champs.

Alumna you would recognize from TV: Crystal Bernard played Helen Chappel Hackett on the TV sitcom Wings.

Alumnus who talks sports for a living: ESPN's Trey Wingo earned a communications degree in 1985.

From Baylor to the commonwealth: Current U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., attended Baylor from 1981 to 1984.

Best Heisman Trophy finish for a Bear: Quarterback Robert Griffin III won the 2011 Heisman.

All-time men's basketball Final Fours: Two (1948 and '50)

How Baylor hurt UK in sports: In the 1977 football season, Baylor applied the only defeat (21-6 in Waco) on a Kentucky team that finished 10-1.

School's religious affiliation: Southern Baptist

x-figure is from gender equity disclosure form for 2010 supplied to the U.S. Department of Education.


UNIVERSITY of KENTUCKY

Established: 1865

Enrollment: 28,037

University budget: $2.7 billion

2012 U.S. News and World Report national ranking: 124th best overall university

What current university president is best known for: Eli Capilouto, the 12th president of UK, has unveiled a proposal to privatize the dormitories on the UK campus.

Athletics budget: $82 million

All-time team national championships: 10 (seven, men's basketball; one each in football-x, women's cross country and coed rifle)

Alumnus who helped make the Detroit Pistons NBA champions: Tayshaun Prince was a "glue guy" at small forward for the 2004 NBA champs.

Alumna you would recognize from TV: Ashley Judd plays Becca Winstone on the new ABC drama Missing.

Alumnus who talks sports for a living: NBC's Tom Hammond earned a UK degree in 1967 in Animal Science.

From the commonwealth to Baylor: John Morris, the radio play-by-play voice of Baylor sports, grew up in Danville rooting for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Best Heisman Trophy finish for a Cat: Quarterback Babe Parilli finished third in the 1951 Heisman voting.

All-time men's basketball Final Fours: 14 (1942, '48, '49, '51, '58, '66, '75, '78, '84, '93, '96, '97, '98, 2011)

How UK hurt Baylor in sports: The Cats beat the Bears 58-42 in the 1948 NCAA basketball championship game.

School's religious affiliation: Basketball

x-UK claims a 1950 college football national championship based on ex post facto Sagarin Ratings of that season

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