By LARRY VAUGHT
Reports have surfaced recently that Cincinnati would like to start a series with Kentucky and other reports have UK considering no longer playing Louisville annually in the future.
Stoops doesn’t see the UK-Louisville rivalry ending unless the SEC would go to a nine-game schedule, a proposal that was voted down this year by league officials. Stoops said Friday that “I do anticipate” the rivalry game staying part of UK’s schedule.
Louisville and UK play the final game this year, the first time that has happened since the series started back in 1994.
“Any time you’re an in-state rivalry, it’s important. I think both groups, both institutions have such strong fans and fan base, it’s important to them; it’s important to our players, it’s important to us. There’s no denying that,” Stoops said.