It's a pretty well known fact that Kentucky and Indiana don't like each other when it comes to college basketball. The two programs have had plenty of epic battles over the years, but perhaps none were more colossal than the December 2011 clash that saw the Hoosiers upset the Wildcats in Bloomington. Indiana stormed the court that night and Kentucky went on to win the national title a few months later. But the game and the scene afterward hasn't been forgotten.
John Calipari tapped into this not-so-secret animosity during his weekly radio call-in show to fan the flames of the rivalry once more. CBS Sports has the quote:
Calipari's comments are a direct diss toward the Hoosiers program as a whole and their fans. Furthermore, they are comments that probably won't be ignored by those who the message was directed toward.
What is even more puzzling is the fact that both schools decided to walk away from the basketball series. However, both sides continue to fire proverbial shots at each other to keep the bitter rivalry alive.
Let's just settle this on the basketball court, guys. The powers that be at both universities need to find a way to strike up this series again because the nation is being deprived of a good rivalry.
Via USA TODAY