Comparing the programs: Indiana vs. Kentucky

mstory@herald-leader.comMarch 22, 2012 

INDIANA UNIVERSITYEstablished: 1820

Enrollment: 40,479 (Bloomington campus)

University budget: $3 billion

2012 U.S. News and World Report national ranking: 75th best overall university

Athletics budget: $61.16 million

All-time team national championships won: 24 (men's soccer, seven; men's swimming, six; men's basketball, five; men's cross country, three; men's tennis, one; wrestling, one; women's tennis, one-x)

Number of Indiana alumni who live in Kentucky: 5,451

IU grad who became an NBA power broker: Mark Cuban

Alumnus who made it big in motion pictures: Kevin Kline

Alumnus who is leader of a foreign land: Michael D. Higgins, the president of Ireland, is a 1967 IU grad with a degree in sociology.Writer alumna who had a book made into a movie: Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy, is a 1985 Indiana graduate with a double major in theater and telecommunications.

A basketball school's football bowl record: 3-6 (lost 1968 Rose Bowl 14-3 to USC)

Autocratic, controversial basketball coaching icon: Bob Knight

Defining basketball scandal: Choking Neil Reed

All-time men's basketball record: 1,637-915

All-time men's basketball leading scorer: Calbert Cheaney 2,613 points (1989-93)

Why Indiana hates Kentucky: Thinks UK's basketball legacy is built on systemic rule-breaking.

Sweetest men's hoops win ever over Kentucky: The 2011-12 regular season, when Christian Watford's buzzer- beater upset No. 1 UK 73-72 and announced that Indiana, following the lean years caused by Kelvin Sampson-era NCAA probation, was again relevant in college basketball.

x-an Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women titleUNIVERSITY of KENTUCKYEstablished: 1865

Enrollment: 28,037

University budget: $2.7 billion

2012 U.S. News and World Report national ranking: 124th best overall university

Athletics budget: $82 million

All-time team national championships won: 10 (seven men's basketball; one each in football-x, women's cross country and coed rifle).

Number of Kentucky alumni who live in Indiana: 4,709

UK grad who became an NBA power broker: Pat Riley

Alumna who made it big in motion pictures: Ashley Judd

Alumna who is leader of a "foreign land": Beverly Perdue, the governor of North Carolina, is a 1969 UK grad with a degree in history.

Writer alumna who had a book made into a movie: Bobbie Ann Mason, author of In Country, earned an English degree from UK in 1962.

A basketball school's football bowl record: 8-7 (beat Oklahoma 13-7 in 1951 Sugar Bowl)

Autocratic, controversial basketball coaching icon: Adolph Rupp

Defining basketball scandal: Emery package "popped open"

All-time men's basketball record: 2,086-649

All-time men's basketball leading scorer: Dan Issel 2,138 points (1967-70)

Why Kentucky hates Indiana: Bob Knight

Sweetest men's hoops win ever over Indiana: The 1975 NCAA Tournament, when UK avenged a 98-74 loss to Hoosiers in the regular season and Knight's infamous cuff to the back of Joe B. Hall's head, with a 92-90 upset that sent Kentucky to the Final Four and ended an Indiana unbeaten season.

x-Kentucky claims a 1950 college football national championship based on ex post facto Sagarin Ratings of that season

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