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Constance Alexander: Nita Head’s legacy perfection achieved when there’s nothing left to take away

My favorite story about Nita Head concerns weaving, an art she honed in later life. When her husband, Bob Head, told me the tale, he prefaced it by mentioning Nita’s frugality and discipline, traits likely acquired when she was growing up in the mountains of North Alabama. This is how it goes: After spending about 35 hours on a weaving, following the meticulous process of weft and warp, Nita discovered...

UK to honor Transylvania’s Pat Deacon
with Trailblazer Award for women’s athletics

Photo courtesy of Transylvania Athletics   When Pat Deacon was a student at the University of Kentucky in the 1950s, there were no intercollegiate sports programs for women, at least not as we know them today. Women who enjoyed athletic competition could participate in sports organized under the auspices of the Physical Education Department. There were no uniforms, no training facilities and no...

UK to honor Transylvania's Pat Deacon with Trailblazer Award for women's athletics

Photo courtesy of Transylvania Athletics   When Pat Deacon was a student at the University of Kentucky in the 1950s, there were no intercollegiate sports programs for women, at least not as we know them today. Women who enjoyed athletic competition could participate in sports organized under the auspices of the Physical Education Department. There were no uniforms, no training facilities and no...