Originally Posted by Hardwood_fanatic
They played in Indianapolis last year neutral site against Notre Dame, but it was at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, not Lucas Oil.
UK/UNC has always been home/home, and is not a border rivalry.
UK/IU had many years of Neutral site games, and is more of the classic border rivalry, and being non-conference foes, makes more sense to play in neutral sites so fans can equally attend, instead of season ticket holders.
I understand the college purists view that this isn't what it should be about, but nonetheless it is what it is. This is the trend to survive in college athletics, and the big schools will not be left behind.
I'm taking about this coming year, I was thinking Indiana already has a game scheduled at Lucas oil and that was part of their reasoning.
I could have misunderstood though and be incorrect on that which is why I said iirc.
I get both sides, Indiana says their students wouldnt be able to travel and well you know how UK travels. So essentially, the game in Indiana ends up being a UK majority crowd most likely, and the game in Louisville probably being even more UK majority. I don't have a dog in the fight, so to me I love the campus games and settings, but I do understand both sides.