Friday, May 15, 2009

What's wrong with this picture?

UK vs. Georgia Tech, 3/6/48 - Cliff Barker, Jim Line, Ken Rollins, Alex Groza. University of Kentucky basketball and football negatives: 2006ua56

Harold Ross Hickman, 1955. Mack Hughes negatives: 2006ua052
Sometimes you look at a photo and recognize that something is wrong, but you just can't put your finger on it.
Spotted it yet?
At least twice during UK basketball history, the name "Kentucky" was misspelled on the uniforms. In the 1948 photo, you can clearly see from Jim Line's (25) and Cliff Barker's (23) jerseys that the "c" and "k" in Kentucky are transposed. Another misspelling occurred in 1955, seen in Harold Ross Hickman's jersey which inexplicably includes the letter "t" in Kentucky. Hickman was most likely a freshman, so perhaps the misspelled jerseys were relegated to freshmen that year while the varsity uniforms were correct?
Theories welcome.


Marilyn said...

They spelled Kentucky wrong!!!

Anonymous said...

The name of the player is wrong. His name is Harold Ross and he was from Hickman, Kentucky. Notice that they have his name as Harold Ross Hickman.