Sports Briefs

KY Basketball Museum moves to campus

Kentucky Basketball Museum’s board of directors and UK have decided to relocate the museum to an on-campus location this fall in an attempt to resolve the museum’s financial debt.

The museum, which was housed in the Lexington Convention Center next to Rupp Arena, has received a $100,000 annual contribution from UK for the last several years, according to Rob Mullens, Deputy Director of Athletics at UK. The museum’s relocation to an on-campus facility will enable the university to direct this annual funding toward the museum’s long-term debt, Mullens said.

John Hayden, UK assistant director of athletic media relations, confirmed the university’s commitment to the legacy of UK basketball.

“When the museum was unable to go forward financially, we explored various options of how we could ensure that the history and tradition of UK basketball is represented in a manner in which our fans and supporters have come to expect and deserve,” Hayden said. “In doing so, we made the decision to bring that legacy into an athletic facility, where it can be properly put on display.”

UK hires diving coach

Gary Conelly, UK head swimming coach, announced the hiring of Ted Hautau as the new diving coach on Tuesday.

Hautau previously coached at Davidson College and most recently at N.C. State where he had an All-America honorable mention diver in 2008.

Hautau replaces Mike Lyden who served as head diving coach for 16 seasons before he died in early April after a long battle with cancer.

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