Mark Story

October 5, 2013

Mark Story: UK's Northington and Page: The friendship that changed the face of SEC football

In 1966, Kentucky signed the first two black football players ever to SEC football scholarships. Nate Northington of Louisville went on to break the color barrier in a Southeastern Conference football game. Middlesboro's Greg Page met tragedy. After decades of silence, Northington, 65, is talking about the friendship of the two college students who planned to change Southern sports together

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.