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Kentucky vs. Louisville football series gets an extension

Cats vs. Cards will continue for the foreseeable future.

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LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 26: Boom Williams #18 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates after the Kentucky41-38 win over the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals will continue their gridiron series for the foreseeable future.

According to FB Schedules, the series between the two in-state rivals has gotten a five-year extension though 2027. It will continue to be the regular-season finale for both teams. The current deal was set to expire following the 2022 season.

Kentucky currently leads the all-time series 16-15. including two wins in the last three matchups. That came after the Wildcats suffered five-straight defeats to the Cardinals (thanks, Joker).

But that came after Kentucky enjoyed a four-game winning streak...which came after a four-game streak in favor of the Cardinals.

Needless to say, it’s been a series of runs, so hopefully Kentucky is on the right side of the next one with Louisville in a significant rebuild under Scott Satterfield. The two rivals will face off at Kroger Field to cap off the 2019 regular season.

Here’s a look back at the 2018 edition of the Governor’s Cup:

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