Indiana Hoosiers and Kentucky Wildcats Will Not Play in 2012-2013
In probably one of the more interesting bits of college basketball news that has recently come out, the long time rivalry between the Kentucky Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers will take a break in the 2012-2013 season it seems. This is some incredibly disappointing news, especially after the two teams met twice last season, with the first one coming in a game winner in Indiana that led to the top team in the country going down. Kentucky got their redemption though when they knocked Indiana out of the NCAA Tournament on their way to a National Championship win.
What makes this news even more interesting though is that while the Wildcats won this past National Championship, the Hoosiers are likely to enter the 2012-2013 season as one of the major favorites to take down the championship. The Wildcats on the other hand lost all five of their starters from that National Championship team, but John Calipari did what he does best and has reloaded his roster once again. The match-up between these two next year had the potential to be one of the best games of the entire season, but the two apparently will not renew the series because Kentucky insisted that the games be moved to a neutral site instead of the two teams rotating where they played the game back and forth.
These two teams have consistently played year in and year out since back in 1969 when they last took a break. Overall, this news couldn't come at a worse time for the fans of college hoops because this game between these two was poised to be a seriously good one this year, but both sides are sticking by their arguments. Indiana fans probably feel that Kentucky is pushing for the move after that incredible upset in Indiana happened last year.
In the end though, I'll guarantee you that the fans of college basketball could really care less where these two teams decide to play their rivalry game at, but that the most important thing is that they actually hold the game. The match-up between Indiana and Kentucky is one that fans of the two teams anticipate all year, and now we'll be left wondering "what if" when all is said and done. It's unfortunate, but it's something that we can't control now, so let's hope that these two end up working it out and playing again in 2013-2014.
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