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UK Hall of Famer, former All-American Rodger Bird dead at age 76; played for Oakland Raiders in AFL

University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Famer Rodger Bird, an All-America halfback and member of a legendary family of Wildcats, has died at the age of 76 in Henderson. “Rodger Bird is a true Wildcat great and a Kentucky football legend,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK director of athletics. “We are proud to call him a UK Athletics Hall of Famer and thankful for all he and the entire Bird...

Track announcer Battaglia, Bromley among six to be inducted into Kosair Charities Kentucky Hall of Fame

Mike Battaglia, horseracing announcer, and WKYT sports anchor Rob Bromley will be among the newest six members of the Kosair Charities Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes athletes and sports figures who were born in or who played their respective sport in the state of Kentucky. Past inductees include Muhammad Ali, Pee Wee Reese, Pat Day, Denny Crum and many...