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WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY HILLTOPPERS: 45 conference championships, third-most in NCAA history. 41 seasons with 20+ wins, sixth-most in NCAA history. 38 All-Americans, 37 national post-season appearances, 23 NCAA Tournament berths. 14th in NCAA history in all-time wins. 8th in NCAA history in all-time winning percentage. 2002 NCAA Division 1AA National Football Champions, 2012 Little Caesar's Bowl ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ In 42 seasons (1922-64) as the head basketball coach at Western Kentucky, Edgar Allen Diddle's teams claimed 32 conference championships; played in 11 postseason tournaments; won 20+ games eighteen different times, (including one stretch of ten years in a row); became the first team from the South to participate in the Olympic Trials; and they won an amazing 759 games! When he stepped down in 1964 Diddle had won more games than any coach in NCAA history and today he still ranks fifth on the all-time list. At the time of his death in 1970 over 100 of Diddle's former players were coaching in the high school, college, or professional ranks. An incredible example of the influence that he had on his beloved players. Presently, at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., visitors can view a display honoring Mr. Diddle, which includes one of the coach's legendary Red Towels, which he developed into a Western tradition. "I'll never leave Western. I like it here. I hope to die here. No amount of money could ever tempt me to leave." (E. A.Diddle 1948)
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====================================================================================================================================== It is the tradition that a Kentuckian never runs. He does not have to...he is not obligated to retreat, nor to consider whether he can safely retreat, but is entitled to stand his ground, and meet any (life-threatening) attack made upon him with a deadly weapon... Kentucky Court of Appeals. Gibson v. Commonwealth, 34 SW 936 (Ky. 1931) ================================================================================================================= free counters