“We named him Cawood, after Cawood Ledford. If we had a girl, we would’ve named her Keightley.”
For those that don’t know or are too young to remember, Cawood Ledford was the legendary UK play-by-play radio announcer, and Bill Keightley was the beloved long-time basketball equipment manager. Superfans Michael and Katie wanted to honor their legacy with the name of their baby. I caught up with them at the UK Alumni game on August 24, 2017. Michael is usually dressed in his blue UK Committee of 101 blazer helping guide people to their seats in Rupp Arena, but this day he was enjoying the game with his family. I plan on featuring the photos and stories of UK’s best fans, including most of the Committee of 101 in the coming months. If you have a UK story to tell, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through this site.