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If you get a chance, take a drive and check out the revised Wald Park as it is going to be spectacular.

But today I would like to look in the rear-view mirror and revisit how Wald Park came to be. The present location of Wald Park was the home for a baseball diamond that was called Limestone Park.

Two men had a vision just like the current Wald Park committee does today. Glen Hardymon in conjunction with Rueben Pawsat who headed the Wald Manufacturing Company began the task of making Wald Park in 1948. These two men had connections and they used them wisely.

In fact, Mr. Pawsat utilized two of his top-notch employees, Herb Schlifke and Glen Erickson to help renovate Limestone Park and rename it Wald Park. It was a beauty in 1948 as the it was the crown jewel of the Bluegrass League with its bright green outfield fence.

The newly on the air, WFTM broadcasted games and the iconic Earle D. Jones did the play-by-play. Well the sparkling new Wald Park is going to be something to behold but looking back, I am sure glad we had men like Glen Hardymon and Rueben Pawsat who had the dream and the means to turn Limestone Park into Wald Park.

The answer to last week’s trivia question was that Sandy Byron won the 1986 Kentucky Women’s Golf Open. The first readers to answer were Louis Jefferson, Jennifer Gilligan, Mallory Denham along with Joe Greenwell III, Dave Clarke and Joe McKay.

This week's trivia question: This former Maysville Bulldog head basketball coach was also a member of Adolph Rupp’s UK staff in the 60s.

Who was the coach?

Last week: 14-6 (YTD: 157-40, 80%)

Ohio State over Michigan State: The Buckeyes will be fired up after last week’s debacle.

Indiana over Illinois: The Hoosiers are better than their record indicates as they win this game.

Texas Tech over Baylor: The Red Raiders will put some points up in this game versus Baylor.

Louisville over Virginia: The Cards have been up and down this year, but they will win this one by five.

Alabama over Mississippi State: This will be a tough game for the Tide, but I pick them to win by six.

Minnesota over Nebraska: The Gophers are a year away or so, but I pick them in this Big Ten game.

Wisconsin over Iowa: After last week, the Badgers are carrying the playoff hope for the Big 10.

Georgia over Auburn: We will see how the Top Dogs handle this big time SEC game.

Texas A&M over New Mexico: The Aggies get a must needed win.

Kentucky over Vanderbilt: I have missed on picking UK too much this year, but I pick them to win again.

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Texas over Kansas: The Longhorns will light up the scoreboard as they score over 50 points.

Marist over Morehead: I pick the Red Foxes to win by barely beating the Eagles in this Pioneer League game.

Clemson over Florida State: Remember when this game was supposed to be for all the marbles?

LSU over Arkansas: The Tigers will rebound from last week’s loss to beat the Hogs.

Arizona over Oregon State: The Beavers of Oregon State will battle but they will lose by 10.

Tennessee over Missouri: My upset pick of the week as the Vols will pull off the SEC East upset.

Notre Dame over Miami (Fla): The big game of the week for seeding in the playoffs, I pick the Irish by two.

Penn State over Rutgers: A wounded Lion is dangerous!

South Carolina over Florida: It seems to me that the Gators have gave up on this season.

Georgetown College over Cincinnati Christian: The Tigers tasted defeat for the first time last week, they will not in this game.

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