Report of UK-IU series resuming 'overblown'
Kentucky and Indiana may resume their storied basketball series someday. But that day is still difficult to see, despite an article in the Indianapolis Business Journal on Wednesday that suggested otherwise.
"I've not had any conversations with my counterpart there since we kind of agreed to disagree quite some time ago. ... ," IU Athletics Director Fred Glass said later Wednesday.
Glass acknowledged that UK Deputy Athletics Director DeWayne Peevy had spoken to Jayd Grossman, IU's assistant A.D. for basketball administration. But those conversations should not be viewed as leading to the resumption of the series.
"Nothing specific. No framework. Certainly nothing imminent," Glass said. "I've appreciated at a staff level good general conversation and relationships. Hopefully that bodes well for something ultimately coming together. But there's really nothing new."
The Indianapolis Business Journal article mentioned "optimism" about the UK-IU series blooming this spring. Kentucky and Indiana played a game each season from 1970 through 2012.
"I really think, unfortunately, the story is a little overblown," Glass said. "Which I think just reflects the fan interest in it. ... Right now, even 'preliminary' is further along than we really are. ...
"I'm sorry it's much to do about nothing in a way. The good news is there's a lot of interest in this, which I think reflects we ought to try to get it back together again."