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December 05, 2007
December 05, 2007
I am 73 years of age and can't remember basketball before Ralph Beard! He was one of the greatest.
December 05, 2007
I as a lifetime Wildcat fan am truly sad that I didn't know of your story before you left us. I think your story gives everyone hope when things seem very hard. You never quit even when the very thing you loved the most was taken from you. I hope you get to check into the game with Rupp one more time when you finally are home. You'll always be in every Wildcats heart. God Bless you and your family.
December 04, 2007
What an inspiration you are to many
of us that loved Ky. basketball. I
have mentioned your name often in talking to high school kids here in California. Your set shots were outstanding. You and Bob Cousy were
my idols.
Heavens gain, Kentucky's lost!
December 04, 2007
I had met Mr. Beard on several occasions. As a Kentucky fan, I hoped to have his autograph one day but did not want to bother him by asking. Finally, I decided to ask him to sign something for me. I apologized to him and told him I did not want to bother him. He laughed and graciously signed my paper for me. I am thankful that I finally mustered up the courage to ask him for this, not because of his great talent but because I will always remember his kindness. He will be missed.
December 04, 2007
It was a true pleasure and honor to have met you once. God bless the entire Beard family. Rest in peace Mr. Beard.
December 04, 2007
As sports editor of The Orlando Sentinel in the early 70's, I had dinner with Ralph and Bettye Beard while in Louisville for the Derby. It was the most poignant interview in a quarter-century of writing and the only time this interviewer ever shed tears. Ralph was a fabulous basketball player though small. He was a giant in character.
December 04, 2007
As a freshman at Ashland Junior College in 1948-49, I went to UK to visit my sister, Jo Harris, and was able to buy a ticket for the last game the Fabulous Five played in old Alumni Gym. To me, Ralph Beard was one of the Seven Wonders of the World! He has now entered another Hall of Fame - Big Blue Heaven!
Irene Harris McCracken, UK 1952
December 04, 2007
I never saw Ralph play, however, I have read of his passion for the game and his skills. Rest in peace noble warrior...Thanks for all you did
December 04, 2007
I waited on Mr. Beard for a few years at the bank in Camelot. He was a kind and gracious man who I looked forward to seeing each week.

May God Bless your family in this time. It was a pleasure to know Ralph.

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