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IN EFFECT UNTIL DEC 10, 11:00 a.m.
issued for Anderson
In the fall of 1976 I had a Military Science class in Stokely that was basically a military historsy class that any student could take without any ROTC obligations. It was one of the courses a lot of football players took because it was an easy A. Jimmy Noonan, the great UT nose tackle was in the class as were some other football players.
The ticket office was in SAC at that time and the old Beer Barrel Trophy for the Tennessee-Kentucky football game was kept in the ticket office. A couple of days before the UT-Kentucky game, that was played in Knoxville that year, some Kentucky students drive down to Knoxville and go into Stokey and asked the person in the ticket office for the barrel. Every indication was they were very polite.
Word had it that the person in the ticket office called Gus Manning and after several minutes they called UT campus police and had the UK students detained. They couldn't detain them for being in Stokely as it was a public building and was unlocked so they didn't break and enter. They couldn't detain them for asking for the barrel. The kids were detained for parking in a faculty parking lot. After letting them sweat for a few hours, the UK students were sent back to Lexington without the Beer Barrel. It didn't matter, UK won the game that Saturday and a day or two later Bill Battle stepped down as the UT football coach.
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