Enjoy the games from the 1950s era. We have the 1951 National Championship Game that UK won against Kansas State (albeit there’s unfortunately no audio for this game), the 1955 game against Idaho, and the 1958 National Championship Game against Seattle.
The replays will be hosted on YouTube and should work across all platforms and operating systems. The videos have been tested on Windows using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, iOS using Safari, and Android using Mozilla Firefox — and they work just fine on all of them. If you come across a browser they don’t work on, please comment and let us know.
Note that if a video below ever says it cannot be played on this site, just click on the YouTube logo or the title in the video player and it should play just fine directly on YouTube.
Kentucky Wildcats basketball games from the 1950s are difficult to come by, which is why we only have three of them available. If we ever acquire more of them, we’ll be sure to add them here for BBN to enjoy.
Archiving the Basketball Games
Do you want to download and archive the games for later/offline viewing? No problem. Follow these easy steps.
1. Right-click the title text of the game you want to download (the text just underneath the thumbnail) then left-click the option to copy the URL. In Chrome and Firefox this option is called “Copy link address” and “Copy link location” respectively. Internet Explorer will say something along the lines of “Copy Shortcut.”
2. Navigate to the KeepVid website. Once the site has loaded, paste the URL you copied from step 1 into their text box and then hit the “DOWNLOAD” button. Note: you’ll need Java installed to use this site, and you will be prompted to install it if Java isn’t on your machine.
3. You should get a prompting to allow Java to run. Allow it. Now you will be at a page that provides you with multiple download options. Click on your preferred resolution and file format and the file will start downloading to your PC.
Once finished downloading, the file should open in your favorite media player, but if you have issues getting it to play, I recommend trying these players in this order: VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC), and Windows Media Player.