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School UKmarker U of Lmarker
Logo
Ownership Commonwealth of Kentuckymarker Commonwealth of Kentuckymarker
Location Lexington, KYmarker Louisville, KYmarker
Conference Southeastern Big East
Students 27,209 21,841
School Colors Blue & White Red & Black
Nickname Wildcats Cardinals
Mascot(s) Blue, The Wildcat, Scratch Cardinal Bird
Football Stadium Commonwealth Stadiummarker Papa John's Cardinal Stadiummarker
Basketball Arena Rupp Arenamarker Freedom Hallmarker


The Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals, athletic programs for the two largest universities in Kentuckymarker, are intense sport rivals. The teams first played each other in 1912 but both rivalries were largely dormant for several decades until the teams started playing regularly in the 1980s and 1990s. Historically, basketball has been the more important of the two rivalries but the football rivalry has also become more heated in recent years. The rivalry became even more intense after Rick Pitino, former head basketball coach for Kentucky, became the coach of Louisville. The yearly men's basketball game is called the Battle for the Bluegrass and the yearly football game is played for the Governor's Cup trophy. Many of the schools' other sports teams also play annually despite the fact that the teams are not in the same conference.

Background

The University of Kentuckymarker and the University of Louisvillemarker are the two largest universities in the state of Kentucky and are the only major athletic programs in the state, the Wildcats being members of the Southeastern Conference and the Cardinals being members of the Big East conference.

The University of Louisville was founded in 1846 as a municipally supported institution by the combination of two medical schools and a newly established law schoolmarker. It didn't join the state university system until 1970.

The University of Kentucky grew out of three prior institutions. Founded in 1780, Transylvania Seminary merged with Bacon College, later known as Kentucky University, in 1865. Due to concerns regarding a religious entity receiving a land grant under the Morrill Act, the university's agricultural and mechanical college was spun off as Kentucky A&M in 1878 as an independent, state-run institution. Kentucky A&M is now known as the University of Kentucky. Lexington Theological Seminary traces its roots to Bacon College, and Kentucky University changed its name to that of its oldest entity, Transylvania University in 1908 to avoid confusion with the University of Kentucky.

Basketball

Battle for the Bluegrass (basketball)
Kentucky Wildcats Louisville Cardinals
Originated 1913
Continuity Continuous since 1983
Overall series leader Kentucky (26-14)
Modern series leader Kentucky (17-11)
Current champion Louisville
Kentucky and Louisville first played against each other in 1913 but stopped playing each other in the 1920s. The rivalry was generally dormant with only occasional matchups until the teams met in the elite eight of the 1983 NCAA Tournament. Since that year, the rivalry has been renewed and the two teams have met each year, usually in late December or early January. Kentucky leads the all-time basketball series with Louisville, 26 games to 14, and leads the modern series seventeen to eleven. In four tournament meetings, the teams are tied at two games apiece.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Series Notes
1913-02-15 Lexington, KYmarker Kentucky       34 Louisville 10 UK 1-0
1914-02-07 Lexington, KY Kentucky 22 Louisville 17 UK 2-0
1914-03-03 Louisville, KYmarker Kentucky 26 Louisville 13 UK 3-0
1915-01-23 Lexington, KY Kentucky 18 Louisville 14 UK 4-0
1915-02-27 Louisville, KY Louisville 26 Kentucky        15 UK 4-1
1916-02-12 Lexington, KY Louisville 28 Kentucky 22 UK 4-2
1916-02-22 Louisville, KY Kentucky 32 Louisville 24 UK 5-2
1922-01-17 Louisville, KY Kentucky 38 Louisville 14 UK 6-2
1922-01-21 Lexington, KY Kentucky 29 Louisville 22 UK 7-2
1948-03-27 New York City, NYmarker Kentucky 91 Louisville 57 UK 8-2
1951-03-20 Raleigh, NCmarker Kentucky 79 Louisville 68 UK 9-2
1959-03-13 Evanston, ILmarker Louisville 76 Kentucky 61 UK 9-3
1983-03-26† Knoxville, TNmarker Louisville 80 Kentucky 68 UK 9-4
1983-11-26 Louisville, KY Kentucky 65 Louisville 44 UK 10-4
1984-03-22 Lexington, KY Kentucky 72 Louisville 67 UK 11-4
1984-12-15 Louisville, KY Louisville 71 Kentucky 64 UK 11-5
1985-12-28 Lexington, KY Kentucky 69 Louisville 64 UK 12-5
1986-12-27 Louisville, KY Kentucky 85 Louisville 51 UK 13-5
1987-12-12 Lexington, KY Kentucky 76 Louisville 75 UK 14-5
1988-12-31 Louisville, KY Louisville 97 Kentucky 75 UK 14-6
1989-12-30 Lexington, KY Louisville 86 Kentucky 79 UK 14-7
1990-12-29 Louisville, KY Kentucky 93 Louisville 85 UK 15-7
1991-12-28 Lexington, KY Kentucky 103 Louisville 89 UK 16-7
1992-12-12 Louisville, KY Kentucky 88 Louisville 68 UK 17-7
1993-11-27 Lexington, KY Kentucky 78 Louisville 70 UK 18-7
1995-01-01 Louisville, KY Louisville 88 Kentucky 86 UK 18-8
1995-12-23 Lexington, KY Kentucky 89 Louisville 66 UK 19-8
1996-12-31 Louisville, KY Kentucky 74 Louisville 54 UK 20-8
1997-12-27 Lexington, KY Louisville 79 Kentucky 76 UK 20-9
1998-12-26 Louisville, KY Louisville 83 Kentucky 74  UK 20-10 
1999-12-18 Lexington, KY Kentucky 76 Louisville 46 UK 21-10
2001-01-02 Louisville, KY Kentucky 64 Louisville 62 UK 22-10
2001-12-29 Lexington, KY Kentucky 82 Louisville 62 UK 23-10
2002-12-28 Louisville, KY Louisville 81 Kentucky 63 UK 23-11
2003-12-27 Lexington, KY Louisville 65 Kentucky 56 UK 23-12
2004-12-18 Louisville, KY Kentucky 60 Louisville 58 UK 24-12
2005-12-17 Lexington, KY Kentucky 73 Louisville 61 UK 25-12
2006-12-16 Louisville, KY Kentucky 61 Louisville 49 UK 26-12
2008-01-05 Lexington, KY Louisville 89 Kentucky 75 UK 26-13
2009-01-04 Louisville, KY Louisville 74 Kentucky 71 UK 26-14


Kentucky victories are shaded ██ blue. Louisville victories shaded in ██ red. † indicates overtime. Numbers in parentheses indicate a team's Associated Press Top 25 rank at the time of the games.

Football

Governor's Cup (football)
Kentucky Wildcats Louisville Cardinals
Originated 1912
Next meeting 2009-09-12
Continuity Continuous since 1994
Overall series leader Kentucky (13-9)
Modern series leader Louisville (9-7)
Current champion Kentucky

Kentucky (13)

1912 1913 1914 1915 1922 1924 1994 1997 1998 2002 2007 2008 2009
Louisville (9)

1995 1996 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006


When Kentucky and Louisville first started played each other in football in 1912, Louisville's football program was still in its infancy. Kentucky dominated six meetings between the teams from 1912 until 1924, holding Louisville scoreless in all six games, after which the teams stopped playing. From that time until the 1990s, neither school was known as a particularly strong football program. As the basketball rivalry intensified and both schools' football programs improved, the two teams began playing annually in 1994 after an 80 year dormancy and the rivalry began in earnest. Kentucky leads the all-time football series with Louisville, thirteen games to nine. In the modern series, Louisville leads Kentucky, nine games to seven.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
1912-10-28  Lexingtonmarker  Kentucky 41 Louisville 0 UK 1-0
1913-11-22 Louisvillemarker Kentucky 20 Louisville 0 UK 2-0
1914-11-14 Lexington Kentucky 42 Louisville 0 UK 3-0
1915-11-06 Louisville Kentucky 15 Louisville 0 UK 4-0
1922-10-14 Lexington Kentucky 63 Louisville 0 UK 5-0
1924-10-04 Lexington Kentucky 29 Louisville 0 UK 6-0
1994-09-03 Lexington Kentucky 20 Louisville 14 UK 7-0
1995-09-02 Lexington Louisville    13 Kentucky 10 UK 7-1
1996-08-31 Lexington Louisville 38 Kentucky     14 UK 7-2
1997-08-30 Lexington Kentucky 38 Louisville 24 UK 8-2
1998-09-05 Louisville Kentucky 68 Louisville 34 UK 9-2
1999-09-04 Lexington Louisville 56 Kentucky 28 UK 9-3
2000-09-02† Louisville Louisville 40 Kentucky 34 UK 9-4
2001-09-01 Lexington Louisville 36 Kentucky 10 UK 9-5
2002-09-01 Louisville Kentucky 22 Louisville 17   UK 10-5  
2003-08-31 Lexington Louisville 40 Kentucky 24 UK 10-6
2004-09-04 Louisville Louisville 28 Kentucky 0 UK 10-7
2005-09-04 Lexington Louisville 31 Kentucky 24 UK 10-8
2006-09-03 Louisville Louisville 59 Kentucky 28 UK 10-9
 2007-09-15  Lexington Kentucky 40 Louisville 34 UK 11-9
2008-08-31 Louisville Kentucky 27 Louisville 2 UK 12-9
 2009-09-19  Lexington Kentucky 31 Louisville 27 UK 13-9
Kentucky victories are shaded ██ blue. Louisville victories shaded in ██ red. † indicates overtime. Numbers in parentheses indicate a team's Associated Press Top 25 rank at the time of the games.

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