UK's Nate Northington was the first black to play in an SEC game when the Cats faced Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1967.
UK's Nate Northington was the first black to play in an SEC game when the Cats faced Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1967. Herald-Leader
UK's Nate Northington was the first black to play in an SEC game when the Cats faced Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1967. Herald-Leader

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

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Mark Story

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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.