UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Enrollment: 43,193 (29,302 undergraduate)
Acceptance rate: 51.09 percent (source: U.S. News & World Report)
Budget: $2.922 billion
Tuition: $10,410 (in-state), $26,660 (out-of-state)
U.S. News & World Report ranking: 47th among "Best National Universities"
Athletics budget: $99.142 million
Current ranking in Director's Cup standings: Sixth
All-time NCAA team championships won: 25 (Boxing 8, hockey 6, men's cross country 6, women's cross country 2, men's basketball 1, men's soccer 1, men's indoor track and field 1).
Ex-student known for flight: Before he became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh attended Wisconsin for two years.
Ex-student who rose high in GOP politics: Former vice president Dick Cheney worked on a PhD in Madison but took a job in Washington, D.C., before finishing his dissertation.
Graduate known for her words: Joyce Carol Oates, winner of the National Book Award and the National Humanities Medal, earned her master of arts degree at Wisconsin in 1961.
Alumnus who became baseball commissioner: Allan "Bud" Selig (Class of 1956) served as Major League Baseball Commissioner from 1992 until 2015.
Alumnus who became 1980s pop culture icon: Tom Wopat, class of 1974, gained fame playing "Luke Duke" on the television series The Dukes of Hazzard.
Famous actress: Joan Cusack, twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, graduated from Wisconsin in 1985,
Last victory in major football bowl game: Beat Stanford, 17-9, in Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 2000.
Last men's basketball national championship: Beat Washington State 39-34 in 1941 NCAA finals.
Greatest impact on University of Kentucky sports: Was the first opponent to play the Wildcats in Rupp Arena, losing 72-64, on Nov. 27, 1976.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Enrollment: 30,131 (22,274 undergraduate)
Acceptance rate: 68.61 percent (source: U.S. News & World Report)
Budget: Around $3 billion
Tuition: $10,936 (in-state), $24,268 (out-of-state)
U.S. News & World Report ranking: 129th among "Best National Universities"
Athletics budget: $117.7 million
Current ranking in Director's Cup standings: 17th
All-time NCAA team championships: 11 (Men's basketball 8, football 1-x, women's cross country 1, rifle 1)
Ex-student known for flight: Former astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave, who earned a master of science degree from UK in 1966, flew six different missions for NASA.
Ex-student who rose high in GOP politics: Current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) graduated from the UK College of Law in 1967.
Graduate known for her words: Bobbie Ann Mason, winner of the PEN Hemingway Award for first fiction, graduated from UK with a B.A in English in 1962
Alumnus who became baseball commissioner: Albert B. "Happy" Chandler, UK College of Law Class of 1924, served as Major League Baseball Commissioner from 1945-51.
Alumnus who became 1980s pop culture icon: Harry Dean Stanton, who attended UK on the G.I. Bill, played Molly Ringwald's father in the 1980s teen flick Pretty in Pink.
Famous actress: Ashley Judd went to Kentucky. Who knew?
Last victory in major football bowl game: Beat TCU, 20-7, in Cotton Bowl, Jan. 1, 1952.
Last men's basketball national championship: Beat Kansas 67-59 in 2012 NCAA finals.
Greatest impact on University of Wisconsin sports: Beat the Badgers 74-73 in the 2014 Final Four.
x-Kentucky claims a 1950 college football national championship based on ex post facto Sagarin Ratings of that season.