The Big Blue Daily Mail -- Rivalry Week Begins

Here we go, folks, the first day of Rivalry Week, which culminates with the Governor's Cup game in Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.  There will be lots and lots of links, commentary and stories on the big game over the next few days, and I know you are all looking forward to the game, as I am.

Make no mistake, rivalry games are never as easy as they look.  I'll never forget the 2005 game where Louisville had a terrific team and UK almost managed an upset.  That's just the kind of thing that can happen in this game, and at this point in time, I don't think UK is as good as Louisville was in 2005 (9-3 overall, 5-2 in the Big East), nor Louisville as bad as Kentucky was (3-8 overall, 2-6 in the SEC).

More on the big game in the news links below:

Top Stories

UK Basketball News

UK Football News

Other UK Sports News

  • None today

NCAA Sports News

Other News of Interest

The Daily Schadenfreude

  • Kragthorpe, Cardinals need a rivalry reversal - Big East - ESPN
    Kragthorpe has had a hard time endearing himself to Cardinals fans, and a large part of that stems from his failure to beat Kentucky in his first two years. His predecessor, Bobby Petrino, never lost to the Wildcats and often beat them soundly. But Kentucky now has the upper hand in the state, having won three straight bowl games while Louisville has stayed home the past two postseasons, and the Wildcats have gained a strong foothold on recruiting in the commonwealth.

    Breathe deep the gathering schadenfreude ...

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