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Remembering Russell Rice: Longtime UK SID wrote the book on Big Blue men’s basketball

Former UK sports information director Russell Rice, who died last week at age 90, was working on his latest book about men’s basketball when he passed away (Jamie Vaught Photo)   (Editor’s Note: Russell Rice, who passed away last Friday at age 90, spent 20 years working at the University of Kentucky, including 18 as sports information director. He was a columnist for The Cats Pause...

Remembering Russell Rice: Longtime UK SID wrote the book on Big Blue men's basketball

Former UK sports information director Russell Rice, who died last week at age 90, was working on his latest book about men’s basketball when he passed away (Jamie Vaught Photo)   (Editor’s Note: Russell Rice, who passed away last Friday at age 90, spent 20 years working at the University of Kentucky, including 18 as sports information director. He was a columnist for The Cats Pause...

Jamie Vaught: Former UK athletics publicist Rice staying busy with new basketball book

Former Lexington Leader sports editor and UK athletics publicist Russell Rice is about to release a new book called “Big Blue Basketball Memories” (Jamie Vaught Photo)   If you have UK football or basketball books on your bookshelf, you likely will have a copy that was written by Russell Rice. And Rice, author of several UK books, is almost finished with his latest literary project,...