Kentucky vs. Louisville: Comparing the universities

mstory@herald-leader.comMarch 30, 2012 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Established: 1865 Enrollment: 28,037 Budget: $2.7 billion

2012 U.S. News and World Report rating: 124th-best overall university

Athletics budget: $82 million

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

Alumnus with a unique place in American history: John T. Scopes, defendant in the famous 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial," which challenged the teaching of evolution in Tennessee public schools, was a 1924 UK graduate.

Alumna with a flair for mystery: UK graduate Lynn Hightower wrote the Sonora Blair mysteries, a series of books about a fictional Cincinnati police detective.Alumnus who rose to power in another state: Ted Strickland, who earned a master's degree from UK in 1966, was the 68th governor of Ohio, serving from 2007-11.

Former student body president who made it big in Kentucky politics: Steve Beshear is serving his second term as governor of the commonwealth.

Alumnus who made it big in news media: David Dick was a correspondent for CBS News from 1966 to 1985. (Dick died in 2010).

Modern athlete who made women's basketball matter at the school: Victoria Dunlap, the star of UK's 2010 Elite Eight team.

All-time football record vs. Louisville: 14-10 (Kentucky trails the modern series since 1994, 10-8)

Greatest football moment vs. Louisville: 2007, when Andre Woodson's 57-yard scoring pass to Steve Johnson with 28 seconds left gave the Cats a 40-34 victory.

All-time men's basketball record vs. Louisville: 29-14 (Kentucky leads the modern series since 1983, 20-11)

Greatest men's basketball moment vs. Louisville: The 1983-84 season opener. In the first game after "The Dream Game," the 1983 NCAA tourney loss to U of L, Sam Bowie returned from two years missed because of leg injuries and helped spark UK to a 65-44 payback rout of the Cards.

Rick Pitino's record as Kentucky coach against Louisville: 6-2

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


UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Established: 1798 (entered the state system in 1970)

Enrollment: 22,249 Budget: $1.2 billion

2012 U.S. News and World Report rating: 164th-best overall university

Athletics budget: $68.8 million

All-time team national championships: two (two in men's basketball)

Alumnus with a unique place in history: Frank Neuhauser, a 1934 U of L grad, won the first National Spelling Bee as an 11-year-old in 1925.

Alumna with a flair for mystery: U of L grad Sue Grafton writes the Alphabet Mysteries, a series set around private detective Kinsey Millhone.Alumnus who rose to power in another state: Christopher Dodd, who earned a law degree from U of L in 1972, served Connecticut in the U.S. Senate from 1981-2011.

Former student body president who made it big in Kentucky politics: Mitch McConnell is serving his fifth term in the United States Senate representing the commonwealth.

Alumnus who made it big in news media: Bob Edwards became famous among the public-radio set as host of NPR's All Things Considered for five years and Morning Edition for 25 years.

Modern athlete who made women's basketball matter at the school: Angel McCoughtry, the star of Louisville's 2009 NCAA runner-up team.

All-time football record vs. Kentucky: 10-14 (Louisville leads the modern series since 1994, 10-8)

Greatest football moment vs. Kentucky: 2000, when Tony Stallings' 25-yard scoring run in overtime gave the Cards a 40-34 victory.

All-time men's basketball record vs. Kentucky: 14-29 (Louisville trails the modern series since 1983, 20-11)

Greatest men's basketball moment vs. Kentucky: 1983 NCAA Tournament Mideast Regional finals. In the first meeting between the schools in 24 years, the Cards outscored the Cats 18-6 in overtime for an 80-68 victory and a berth in the Final Four.

Rick Pitino's record as Louisville coach against Kentucky: 4-7

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