Friday, May 4, 2012

Indiana-Kentucky Series Done For Now

One of the best rivalries in college basketball, IU vs Kentucky, has come to an end.  The Hoosiers and Wildcats won't meet in the regular season for the first time since the 1968-1969 season.  Indiana wanted to keep the series on campus and Kentucky wanted to play at a neutral site.  Neither side was willing to compromise.  From a not so casual observer, this looks to me like Kentucky was fueled by the greed of profiting off a neutral court game, while Indiana was trying to bring a marquee game to Bloomington once every two years.  This is especially disappointing considering both teams are entering next season ranked in the top 5.  Hopefully, the series can be renewed in the coming years because the fans deserve this game.  Crean and Cal need to fix this.  Here is some additional input on the subject:

IU, UK Commit Turnover By Terry Hutchens

Kentucky, Indiana Discontinue Rivalry By Sporting News

Indiana- Kentucky Series Ending By Andy Katz

Ridiculous End to Indiana-Kentucky By Eamonn Brennan

Score Another Win For Calipari By Gary Parrish

UK-IU Rivalry Unraveling By Kyle Tucker

No IU-UK Next Season By The AP

Say it Ain't So By Pete DiPrimio

Charge IU-UK Turnover to Calipari by Eric Crawford