Fans as the University of Kentucky men's basketball team practiced in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, In., Thursday, March 27, 2014. UK plays Louisville tomorrow night in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Fans as the University of Kentucky men's basketball team practiced in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, In., Thursday, March 27, 2014. UK plays Louisville tomorrow night in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Fans as the University of Kentucky men's basketball team practiced in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, In., Thursday, March 27, 2014. UK plays Louisville tomorrow night in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

Mark Story: Rivalry aside, try to appreciate the treat of living in THE basketball state

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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.