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This Saturday marks the 45th head-to-head matchup between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Loserville…uh…Louisville Cardinals. It’s without a doubt the most anticipated game in the state each year. Kentucky and Louisville fans will be engaging in trash talk every day in the run up to tip off and even long after the final buzzer sounds at the KFC Yum! Center.
It’s been tough for Cardinal fans since the arrival of John Calipari to Lexington. Louisville has been on the losing end for the past four games which includes a painful loss to the Wildcats in the Final Four at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Coach Eddie Sutton put it best when he dubbed Louisville the “little brother.” It’s a title Card fans hate, but if the shoe fits…
Since the early 1980’s when Coach Denny Crum was clamoring for a chance to play on the same stage as Joe B. Hall’s Wildcats, Louisville has been trying to prove itself as Kentucky’s equal. Like the little brother, Cardinal nation has always looked at its big bro
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John Calipari met with the local media on Friday to discuss Saturday's rivalry game at Louisville. Read more about what the Kentucky coach had to say in this notes package from his press conference.
I’ve always thought that there are no two fan bases in college sports that hate each other more than Louisville and Kentucky. That is just one of the reasons why this rivalry as great as it is.
With former Kentucky coach Rick Pitino now at Louisville and long-time Louisville villain John Calipari at Kentucky, the hatred is at an all time high. Here is a brief rundown of Pitino...
Kentucky coach John Calipari met with the local media on Friday to discuss this weekend's big matchup with arch-rival Louisville. Hear some of his thoughts on the game in this KyScout video feature.
Rick Pitino and John Calipari will tell all of us that the annual battle between Louisville and Kentucky is simply “just another game.” We know that isn’t the case, but you can be certain you’ll hear it from one if not both coaches at some point this week.
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A different feel for many Louisville basketball fans going into this year’s rivalry game against Kentucky.
Rick Pitino is armed with an array of talented and seasoned veterans, exceptional guard play and plenty of beef in the front court, and a group of players keenly attuned to the fierceness of the rivalry. John Calipari will arrive with a handful of future NBA draft picks...
Louisville has had enough of losing to Kentucky.
The No. 4 Cardinals have dropped four in a row to the Wildcats, including last spring's national semifinal in New Orleans. Kentucky won that game 69-61 and went on to beat Kansas two days later for its eighth national championship.
That Final Four loss still bothers Cardinals coach Rick Pitino, who's 0-4 against Wildcats...