kernel: Happy Chandler Sings My Old Kentucky Home

Described by announcer Tom Hammond as “one of the most emotional moments in sport,” former Governor A.B. “Happy” Chandler (1898-1991) sings the state anthem, “My Old Kentucky Home,” on Senior Night at Rupp Arena.

This really combines some great Kentucky history: one of our greatest governors, our great basketball history and an incredibly emotional and awesome song (for a Kaintuckeean, that is). Again, this was Senior Night at the University of Kentucky – March 2nd, 1988 – for Wildcats Ed Davender, Winston Bennett, Rob Lock, Cedric Jenkins, and Richard Madison.

Also, this was Rex Chapman’s final game in Lexington; he entered the NBA draft after the 1987-1988 season.

h/t: @KyHistSoc