Louisville basketball podcast: Mack talks smack; Rivalry is back

Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack spoke on the rivalry, and we reacted.

On Tuesday, Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack responded to murmurings throughout the fan base that the team’s annual Battle for the Bluegrass against Kentucky may be put on hold due to contract disagreements.

A tiff between Mack and Kentucky head coach John Calipari became apparent when Mack hinted at possibly not playing or suggesting a neutral site game against the Wildcats in 2020.

When news outlets reached out for comment, Calipari immediately responded.

”We are prepared to come to Louisville to play this season under the agreed upon terms, and we fully expect Louisville to honor the agreement with a return game to Rupp Arena,” Calipari said in a statement.


Chris Mack drops a bomb on the Louisville basketball/Kentucky rivalry

This put all of the pressure on Louisville and Mack to play and, frankly, made Mack look weak in the process.

Perhaps it was misinformation that led to Mack looking like the bad guy who was blocking the game from happening.

That’s exactly what he revealed in a response on Tuesday that added fuel to the rivalry fire.

Oh and, by the way, if you hadn’t heard, the rivalry game isn’t going anywhere in 2020.
On the pod, we discuss what this means for the rivalry, whether or not we take Mack for his word, and our wives are back for another round of questions.

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