University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall talked with TVS television announcer Joe Dean Sr. before UK played Auburn in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on March 4, 1982. Dean died Sunday at age 83. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff
University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall talked with TVS television announcer Joe Dean Sr. before UK played Auburn in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on March 4, 1982. Dean died Sunday at age 83. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff
University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall talked with TVS television announcer Joe Dean Sr. before UK played Auburn in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on March 4, 1982. Dean died Sunday at age 83. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Mark Story: Joe Dean Sr. was basketball's evangelist to football-crazy South

November 18, 2013 6:19 PM

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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.