It was close for the first twelve minutes of the Kentucky vs. Louisville rivalry game. Tie score. Both teams missing too many shots. Then UK went on a tear in the second half, opening a 32 point lead. The final score was 90-61.
All Wildcats all the time. No Pitino playing the villain role.
With more NCAA punishment coming soon and no permanent school president, head basketball coach, or athletics director, how in the world will Louisville compete against top programs in the next five years?
QB & JYB – @KyLaborSec Derrick Ramsey and Gov. John Y Brown Jr were elated with @KentuckyMBB blowout of @LouisvilleMBB Me? Nope.
Now I worry about the next few years of competition with UofL's obvious recruiting challenges. A strong rivalry is good for all of the Commonwealth. pic.twitter.com/Y0z4RgoX5y
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) December 29, 2017
There’s still more punishment to come from the NCAA which impacts overall interest in the Louisville basketball program.
That leads to the issues of future ticket pricing, new tax laws disallowing deductions for personal seat licenses, and residual effects on downtown businesses that depend on strong UofL game attendance.
Rough seas ahead. Buckle up, Cards fans.
Suddenly John Calipari’s old slam about being the only program in the state seems to be blooming into truth.