careful louisville, ky will cancel the rivalry it ya beat em like IU beat the no. 1 cats did in 2011 Ky won't play indiana anymore cause we beat em
Louisville’s Kevin Ware is already tired of the build-up to this year’s Kentucky/Louisville clash on December 28th. The junior who broke his leg during last season’s NCAA Tournament says the guys on his team put no extra stock into the game:
“It gets old; it’s boring. It’s just another game. Nobody’s from here except a couple guys on the team. We really don’t get into the whole UK-Louisville rivalry. It’s just another game for us. A lot of people take it to that further extent, all the UK and U of L bashing each other. And even with a lot of stuff that they put on us this year, we really don’t care that Kentucky exists. We just look at them as another school.”
What Ware says is true. This year’s Kentucky/Louisville matchup isn’t going to be played between 10 natives of the Bluegrass State. Hell, the Wildcats’ one-and-doners don’t even get the chance to build a hatred for the Cardinals.
With the way the two programs build their teams, it’s no wonder the rivalry means more to fans than it does to players. The fans are from Kentucky and will likely still be in the Commonwealth a year from now. The same can’t be said for the kids representing them on the hardwood.