Mark Story

February 24, 2014

Mark Story: Matthew McConaughey's dad played college football for ... Kentucky?

The actor said in a recent TV appearance that his father, Jim, played football "for Bear Bryant at Kentucky." The elder McConaughey did not earn a varsity letter at UK, but according to media reports from 1949, he was a sophomore end for Kentucky. Also: Why criticism of North Carolina students for rushing the Dean Dome floor was misplaced

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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.