Angel McCoughtry was among eight honorees inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Wednesday in Louisville. She made it to the Hall of Fame faster than any other nominee in history, just three years after graduating from the University of Louisville. Just another in a series of milestones she will surpass, having already achieved legendary status in her adopted home town. She’s on her way to greatness with the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA, having been named rookie of the year in 2009. Next stop is the Olympics as a member of U.S. women’s team.

Lee Corso poses with his wife Betsy at the ceremonies  but not before saying he’s pulling for the University of Louisville to be in the Big 12 Conference. “They better invite Louisville if they know what’s good for the conference,” he said. Corso, who coached at U of L from 1969 to 1972, said he was never happier in his life than “those days at the old Fairgrounds stadium.”

 Seth Hancock (left), also a member of the 2012 class, gets together with Tom Jurich and Charlie Strong prior to the ceremonies. Hancock is the owner of Claiborne Farm, home of Swale, winner of the 1984 Kentucky Derby, and Blame, winner of the 2010 Breeders Cup Classic. Hancock and Strong are longtime friends. The last time we photographed these three people together Charlie Strong was named head football coach at the University of Louisville in 2009.  (Photos copyright (c) 2012, CSWorks)

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.