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Jamie Vaught: UK hoops past and present, former LSU boss Brown believes Hall deserved more credit

As you may recall, ex-LSU basketball coach Dale Brown discussed NCAA’s hypocrisy and the new book about the bureaucratic organization in my column last week. In an exclusive interview which was held last month when Kentucky and LSU clashed at Rupp Arena, the colorful personality also talked about three of UK’s basketball coaches, past and present. His favorite story about legendary Adolph Rupp,...

Jamie Vaught: Retired from coaching, Dale Brown still maintains fight against hypocritical NCAA

Dale Brown has fought against NCAA for a long time and still does. The former LSU basketball coach didn’t like the bureaucratic organization’s hypocrisy and its lack of common sense rules. So he became a compassionate voice and strong advocate for his players, or as the NCAA prefers, student-athletes. And Brown – who remains a popular figure in Kentucky despite his annual SEC battles with the...

Jamie Vaught: A former rival, LSU’s Dale Brown now marvels at Cats’ consistency

A trivia question for you. Can you name a former college basketball coach who has defeated Kentucky more than anyone else in history?   You say Dean Smith.  Wrong. You say Ray Mears. Wrong. You say Bobby Knight. Wrong again.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jamie”] The correct answer is Dale Brown, whose LSU teams defeated the Wildcats 18 times against 33 losses. (Florida’s Billy...

Jamie Vaught: A former rival, LSU's Dale Brown now marvels at Cats' consistency

A trivia question for you. Can you name a former college basketball coach who has defeated Kentucky more than anyone else in history?   You say Dean Smith.  Wrong. You say Ray Mears. Wrong. You say Bobby Knight. Wrong again.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jamie”] The correct answer is Dale Brown, whose LSU teams defeated the Wildcats 18 times against 33 losses. (Florida’s Billy...