Discrepancies with UK Media Guide
Below is a partial listing of some discrepancies found with the UK Media Guide. As time passes, some of these are corrected so some of the items in the below list may no longer be appropriate.
Paul Noel is missing from the list of UK players in the NBA (This is UK Basketball: Cats in the NBA Draft), although some of his NBA experience is noted in the Then & Now section (This is UK Basketball: Success - Academic and Athletic).
Marion Cluggish is listed as Bob Cluggish. (This is UK Basketball: Cats in the NBA Draft)
Also, all players who transferred and subsequently played in the NBA are missing. This includes Bob Brannum, Dan Swartz, Greg Starrick, Chuck Aleksinas, Dwight Anderson, Irving Thomas, LeRon Ellis, Chris Mills and Rodrick Rhodes. Reggie Hanson played for the Boston Celtics in the 98-99 season but was omitted, although that fact was noted in the Then & Now section (This is UK Basketball: Success - Academic and Athletic) on the 1999-2000 media guide.
Media Guide lists Paul Turrell as earning a letter in 1935 (Tradition: Wildcat Lettermen). I don't have a single reference to a Paul Turrell and don't have him playing in a single game. (Perhaps a manager ?)
Media Guide lists Don Adkins as earning a letter in 1963, 64 and 65 (Tradition: Wildcat Lettermen). I don't have a single reference to a Don Adkins and don't have him playing in a single game. (Perhaps a manager ?)
Media Guide lists Gayle Rose as attaining All-NCAA Tournament Regional in 1958 (Tradition: Awards & Honors) but he last played in 1955 (assume typo).
Media Guide lists Marvin Akers twice in the list for All-SEC Tournament (Tradition: UK in the SEC Tournament), which incorrectly provides a total of 60 players earning the distinction instead of the actual 59 players.
Media guide is missing early games in the old Madison Square Garden (Tradition: UK at Neutral Sites) against New York University and Long Island University.
In the Kentucky week-by-week Associated Press All-Time polls, many of the dates and information are incorrect, too numerous to mention. The correct information is listed at this site.
In the (Records: General Records) section, the Media Guide lists the most rebounds by an opposing player as 30 by Jerry Lucas of Ohio State on 3/18/1961. Lucas is actually tied with Kenneth Stanley of Southern California who grabbed 30 rebounds in a game on 12/4/1961.
In the (Records: General Records) section, the Media Guide lists the most 3-point field goals made by an opposing player as 7 by Terry Brown of Kansas on 12/9/1989 and 7 by Chris Jackson of LSU on 2/15/1990. The leader is actually Ronnie Henderson of LSU who made 8 3-point FG on 2/15/1994. The Media Guide is also missing D.A. Layne of Georgia (2/17/1999) and Damon Bacote of Alabama (1/21/1998) who each made 7 3-point FG. This total of 7 has recently been tied by Joe Crispin of Penn State on 11/25/2000.
In the (Records: General Records) section, the Media Guide lists the most 3-point field goal attempts by an opposing player as 17 by Greg Bell of Tennessee on 1/21/1989 and 17 by Chris Jackson of LSU on 2/15/1990. The leader is actually Jeff Boschee of Kansas who attempted 18 3-point FG on 3/14/1999.
In the list of career points (Records: Scoring: Total Points), there are discrepancies with Deron Feldhaus - Media Guide 1232, Database 1231; and Rodrick Rhodes - Media Guide 1208, Database 1209; while the list (Records: 1000 point scorers) is correct.
In the (Records: Field Goals: Field Goals Attempted) section, the Media Guide lists Ralph Beard with a total of 1597 FGA and 606 FGM. Since the 45-46 FGA is not given in the 1000 point scorer page or in the statistics from other sources, using these total would mean that Beard went 111 for 111 in 1945-46. Since the FG's agree with his total points scored, this value of 1597 FGA must be incorrect and low.
In the list of Field Goals in a Season list (Records: Field Goals), the Media Guide is missing Bill Spivey with 255 in 1949-50 OR more likely, they mislabeled his Field Goals 255 instead of the true value of 225. The 225 provides the correct total points and fits the reported field goal percentage in the 1000-Point Scorers list. (Records: 1000-Point Scorers). Regardless, the value is missing in the Field Goals in a Season list.
Media Guide omits Don Mills' 24 rebounds against Southern Cal on 12/5/59 (Records: Rebounding).
In the career assists list, (Records: Assists), the Media Guide left off James Blackmon with 271 and Mike Flynn with 260. Put Jim Master on the list with 264 but database calculated 254. These errors were brushed over in the 1999-2000 guide when the cut-off was raised to Larry Conley's 293.
In the game steals list, (Records: Steals), the Media Guide left off Winston Bennett and Jared Prickett with 7, along with Mashburn, Beal, Antoine Walker, Epps and Minniefield with 6. Also had wrong date for Nov 29 game versus Austin Peay (1986 instead of 1987).
In the season blocks list, (Records: Blocks), the media guide missed Kenny Walker in 85-86 with 43. Kenny Walker in 84-85 with 37 and LeRon Ellis in 88-89 with 35 were also missed, however this was covered up in the 1999-2000 Media Guide when the cut-off was increased to 40. (This despite the fact that they're listed in the "Year-by-Year Blocks Leaders" box right next to the list.)
In the Home Attendance list, the media guide is missing the Arkansas game 1/17/98 with 24,266, Vanderbilt 3/2/96 with 24,257 and Syracuse 2/5/95 with 24,255. This was avoided in the 1999-2000 Media Guide by increasing the cut-off to 24,272.
Media guide lists the game between Kentucky and Transylvania (State College and Kentucky University respectively) as occurring 2/11/1904. Judging from the Lexington Leader, it appears to have occurred 2/12/1904.
Media guide claims the game between Kentucky and Transylvania (State College and Kentucky University respectively) was a home game for Kentucky. It was actually an away game and played in the Kentucky University gymnasium.
Media guide claims Kentucky played University of Cincinnati on 1/27/1906. A game was played that day, but it was against the Cincinnati YMCA. The score was 23-16 in favor of the team from Cincinnati, according to Lexington Leader, instead of 29-16. No record of a game with UK is found on that date in the Cincinnati media guide.
Media guide claims Kentucky played Cincinnati YMCA on 2/16/1906. A game was played that day, but it was against the University of Cincinnati. The score was 48-6 in favor of Cincinnati according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, although the 38-9 score is listed in the Cincinnati media guide. The identity of the team is verified because a box is included in the Enquirer story which shows that the players were Cincinnati lettermen that yea.
Media guide incorrectly lists the UK-Advent Memorial Club game on 1/18/1909 as being won by Advent 41 to 27. The score was actually 51 to 27.
Media guide incorrectly listed the UK-Centenary game on 2/7/1923 as being won by Centenary 29-21. The score was actually 28-21.
Media guide incorrectly listed the UK-Georgetown College game on 2/19/1923 as being won by Georgetown 48-21. The score was actually 45-21.
Media guide incorrectly listed the UK-Wabash game on 1/6/1925 as being won by Wabash 57-11. The score was actually 57-10.
Media guide incorrectly listed the UK-Virginia Military game on 2/26/1926 as being won by Kentucky 38-25. The score was actually 32-25.
Media guide incorrectly listed the UK-North Carolina game on 1/4/1929 as being won by North Carolina 25-15. The score was actually 26-15.
Media guide fails to mention that the 2/2/1929 game against Mississippi A & M was played in Jackson, Mississppi.
Media Guide lists score of Kentucky-Florida Southern Conference game on March 2, 1931 to be Kentucky 56, Florida 36 (Records: All-Time Results and Records: Score vs. All Opponents). Box score in Atlanta Journal and Constitution claims Kentucky 56, Florida 35 (assume typo but check second source).
Media guide incorrectly listed UK-Vanderbilt game, won by UK 48-26 on 2/2/1934 as occurring on 2/3/1934 (Records: All-Time Results and Records: Scores vs. All Opponents).
Media guide incorrectly listed UK-Tennessee Chattanooga game, won by Kentucky 47-20 on 1/19/1934 as occurring on 1/20/1934 (Records: All-Time Results and Records).
Media guide fails to mention that the 12/21/1939 game against Clemson was played in Asheville, NC. (Records: All-Time Results and Records).
The UK-Xavier game, played on 1/6/1940 went into overtime. The media guide does not list this as an overtime game. (Records: Streaks and Overtime Games) and (Records: All-Time Results and Records)
Media guide incorrectly listed UK-Vanderbilt game on 2/29/1940 as being won by Kentucky 44-31. The score was actually 44-34. (Records: All-Time Results and Records: 1903-1999 and Scores vs. All Opponents).
Media Guide lists the Kentucky/Temple game during the 59-60 season, won by UK 97-92 in Louisville as occurring December 20 (Records: All-Time Results and Records: Scores vs. All Opponents). The Philadelphia Inquirer Dec 23 edition has an AP story written Dec 22 saying the game was played that night, Tuesday (December 22, 1959) (assume typo but check second source).
Media guide incorrectly listed UK-Alabama game, won by UK 108-79 on 2/24/1969 as occurring on 2/26/1969 (Records: All-Time Results and Records: Scores vs. All Opponents).
Media Guide lists Kentucky-Florida game on 3/7/93 as occurring on 3/9/93 (Records: All-Time Results). It is listed correctly in Records: Scores vs. All Opponents.
Media Guide lists Kentucky-Mississipi game on 1/3/52 as occurring on 1/2/52 (Records: All-Time Results; Records: Scores vs. All Opponents). This game was actually rescheduled to 1/3/52 when the Mississippi plane was grounded due to bad weather and they had to bus to Owensboro, the site of the game.
Media guide lists game played on 12/1/1959 as against Colorado State University. While the team went by the name of Colorado State at the time, it was actually short for Colorado State Teachers College. The school later changed its name to University of Northern Colorado in 1970. UK and Colorado State in Fort Collins have never played against each other.
Media Guide lists Arthur Vastin as playing in 1918 in the Wildcat Lettermen section (Tradition: Wildcat Lettermen). His name was more likely Arthur Bastin according to some sources. (Corrected between 2002-03 and 2003-04 Guides.)
Media Guide lists E. Wilheling as earning a letter in 1921 (Tradition: Wildcat Lettermen). Do not find mention of him in the rather thorough discussion of that team by B. Nelli in book The Winning Tradition. Assume they really mean James E. Wilhelm who is not listed (assume typo). (Corrected betwen 2002-03 and 2003-04 Guides.)
Media Guide lists Jamal Mashburn as attaining All-SEC Tourney MVP in 1992 only and John Pelphrey as attaining All-SEC Tourney in 1992 and 1993 (Tradition: UK in the SEC Tournament). Pelphrey did not play in 1993 but Mashburn did. (Corrected between 1998-99 and 1999-2000 Guides.)
Media Guide omits Dan Issel's 41 points against Vanderbilt on 3/1/69 on all-time points by game list. (Corrected between 1997-98 and 98-99 Guides.)
Media Guide lists Kentucky-Mississippi game in 1933 SEC Tournament with UK winning 49-31 as occurring February 25. It actually occurred February 24, 1933 according to Atlanta Constitution Journal. (Corrected between 1997-98 and 98-99 Guides.)
Reggie Hanson, 1000 point club total points incorrectly lists 1171 pts instead of 1167. (Corrected between 1998-99 and 1999-2000 Media Guide).
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