While I was a Sophomore at the University of Kentucky in 1967-68, a friend worked for the Lexington Herald-Leader in the Special Sections Department, and her department prepared a Sunday Insert Section to reconize Coach Rupp upon his 700th victory. For that insert, the Herald-Leader commissioned several Charcoal sketched of Adolph by artist Franklin Stone. She gave me this original print, which I have treasured ever since.
In 1972, my mother-in-law, Mrs. Reva Brehm played in a weekly bridge group with Coach Parson's wife, and Mrs. Parson's agreed to take this print to Coach Rupp for his autograph. Coach Rupp autographed the sketching in 1973. The autograph is located in the lower right corner, just below the outside corner of Adolph's coat. Franklin Stone's Signature on the portraint appears directly beneath the basketball.
I wish I could provide a better image of the portrait
Copyright 2004-05 Richard Cheeks