Cawood Ledford was the play-by-play announcer for University of Kentucky men's basketball and football games for nearly 40 years. The legendary "Voice of the Wildcats" covered Adolph Rupp's famed UK basketball teams, as well as Bear Bryant's football teams. In addition to covering other sports, Ledford also called the Kentucky Derby 22 times. Ledford is considered one of the finest sports broadcasters in the United States over the span of five decades. He died on September, 5th 2001 in Harlan, Kentucky after a long illness. He was 75.
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CollegeInsider.Com: He was Kentucky Basketball
An article by Kyle Masey, former point guard for the University of Kentucky basketball team and current coach of the Morehead State Eagles basketball team, upon the death of Cawood.
WSGS: Legendary Kentucky Announcer Cawood Ledford
Voice of the University of Kentucky Wildcats for 39 years. Includes a short biography, a letter from a fan in Knoxville, Tennessee, and a couple of photos, including one with President Clinton.
Cincinnati Enquirer: Cawood Ledford Laid to Rest in Harlan
Associated Press release of his obituary. (September 10, 2001)
ESPN Classic: Ledford also Noted Horse Racing Broadcaster
ESPN's obituary. (September 06, 2001)
BigBlueNation.com - Cawood: Kentucky Remembers a Legend
Press release including career highlights, awards, and honors. (September 05, 2001)
ESPN.com - Dick Vitale: Legendary Broadcaster Ledford will be Missed
His comments upon the death of Cawood. (September 05, 2001)
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