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Billy Reed: High school basketball in Kentucky is about culture, education, politics, not just sports

If I were to approach a university president about teaching a course on the History of High School Basketball in Kentucky, I’m confident he or she would look at me as if I were a Martian and dismiss the idea by saying there was no money for such a frivolous class. That would be a shame, of course, because the course would be about much more than basketball. It would be about culture, race, geography,...