Vince Tyra has the rare distinction of being involved in one of college athletic’s best rivalries by actually being at both schools.
Tyra, now Louisville’s interim athletic director, played college baseball at Kentucky, where he was a four-year member in the 1980s (and had this gem). He was actually a senior on the 1988 team that came up one win short of making it to the College World Series.
However, his father, Charlie Tyra, was a star basketball player in the 1950s at Louisville. Even though Vince made his way to Lexington for a brief collegiate stay, he was always bound to end up back at Louisville, where he’s now the AD after replacing the embattled Tom Jurich.
Now, with Louisville set to face Kentucky in the Governor’s Cup, Vince is reminding everyone where his allegiance is, and he even talked a little smack in the process.
He's a former Wildcat, but new UofL athletic director Vince Tyra made it very clear which side he's on: pic.twitter.com/6MUYrtV6wR— KSTV (@KSTV_Sports) November 21, 2017
“I wanna go down there and kick their ass,” said Tyra of Saturday’s matchup.