On Tuesday, Louisville head coach Chris Mack announced on Twitter that the Cardinals will play UK at the Yum Center this coming season, after taking some playful jabs at John Calipari and UK of course.
To Cardinals’ fans everywhere.... pic.twitter.com/vBMgnduWaD— Chris Mack (@CoachChrisMack) September 29, 2020
Mack also revealed UK football will play at Louisville in 2021. The two schools won’t play this season on the gridiron after the SEC adopted a 10-game conference-only schedule. The Wildcats were previously set to play at Louisville in 2020.
Last week, Mack made news by saying he was skeptical of hosting UK this season when there will be little to no fan presence at the Yum Center due to the coronavirus, only to play at UK the following season in what could be a bigger Rupp Arena crowd (though that’s largely going to depend on if there is a suitable coronavirus vaccine by then, which isn’t a guarantee).
Calipari responded by saying UK was ready to play at Louisville this season or find a new opponent if the Cardinals backed out.
In the end, it looks as though Mack and Louisville will follow through with the originally scheduled agreement and face UK inside the Yum Center for the 2020-21 season.