arrived on campus in the 1890s, initiated by students who scheduled
football games with neighboring colleges.
on campus in 1902 -- initially as a women's sport. The men's team
was organized the following year.
basketball tradition truly began its development in 1930, when then-high
school coach Adolph Rupp came to Lexington. He guided the team to
four of its seven NCAA crowns (1948, 1949, 1951 and 1958).