C-J columnist: IU-UK series is dead as a rotary phone for next season

  • 05/31/2012 10:25 am in

Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky basketball won’t meet IU three-quarter way

UK coach John Calipari will hug and kiss the Cardinal Bird before he agrees to play another game in Bloomington. That’s his prerogative. It’s puzzling because Calipari has always claimed to schedule without the slightest suggestion of fear. But it’s his prerogative.

Here is Part II: If the Wildcats won’t go to Assembly Hall at least once every four seasons, Glass and IU coach Tom Crean can find a string of replacement parts for UK on the Hoosiers’ schedule. That is their prerogative, and it’s not a bit puzzling. Gus Johnson isn’t the only national sportscaster to call Assembly Hall “the Carnegie Hall of basketball.”

“We just can’t accept a one-sided, take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum that would leave our students completely out,” Glass said. “I think we did three-quarters of a loaf for them. That last quarter we really need for our kids.”

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