Sculpture of Joe B. Hall being dedicated at UK

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Associated Press

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A sculpture honoring former Kentucky men's basketball coach Joe B. Hall is being dedicated Tuesday morning outside the new Wildcat Coal Lodge.

The university says the bronze sculpture was produced over a period of eight months, beginning as a clay sculpture, then was cast in bronze. It was created by sculptor J. Brett Grill of Columbia, Mo., using photographs of Hall taken from 1972 to 1985, the period of time when he coached the Wildcats to an overall record of 297-100 and the 1978 NCAA championship.

The school says the sculpture is intended to honor Hall and his contributions toward creating Wildcat Lodge.

The dedication will be at 8 a.m. EDT.

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