UK Men's Basketball

April 3, 2014

Mark Story: From Fiddlin' Five to Unforgettables, nicknames big part of Kentucky lore

It's hard to imagine there is any franchise/program in major American team sports that has produced more team nicknames than Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball. There are names for NCAA championship teams — The Fabulous Five (1948); The Fiddlin' Five (1958); The Comeback Cats (1998). There are monikers that describe traits of teams, such as lack of height, Rupp's Runts (1966), or that reward exceptional player loyalty, The Unforgettables (1992).

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