According to this article from the IndyStar, the Louisville Cardinals will finally face the Indiana Hoosiers again in basketball in the 2014-15 season! It will be apart of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2014! They have not played each other since the 2002-2003 season.
The article does note that there is a contract for this game, but until ESPN finalizes the game, it is premature to call it official. This is still way more progress than we have seen before, so it should be very exciting if it happens!
The IU Tailgate Tour made its stop at Huber’s on Wednesday evening. That is their version of our Cardinal Caravan. Tom Crean was there, and was asked by WHAS 11′s Adam Lefkoe about the chances of renewing the rivalry between the Cards and Hoosiers on the court. Here is what Crean had to say…
By Justin Renck:
Another awesome finish in the Louisville-Marquette series happened on February 17, 2005. The 3rd ranked Cards trailed by 11 to unranked Marquette with 5:38 left in the game. After trailing 61-50, Louisville put the clamps on and Marquette did not score the rest of the game.
By Justin Renck:
February 15, 2003 was one of the best games in the Louisville-Marquette series. The game was played in Milwaukee, WI at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Cards entered the game ranked 2nd in the country, and Marquette was ranked 11th.
Happy Birthday to our future Hoosier, Troy Williams. He is going to be a highlight show at IU and bring a major motor to us. Unlimited pot.—
Tom Crean (@TomCrean) December 30, 2012
Somebody may want to tell Crean he is in Indiana not Washington. Not legal quite yet.