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Louisville and Kentucky basketball featured in “Red V. Blue”

Dec 13, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

All college basketball fans, not just those of Louisville and Kentucky, need to make a point of viewing Red V. Blue, a documentary detailing the rivalry between the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky basketball programs. 

These two institutions have always been rivals, but this rivalry has escalated to another level as each school has risen to national prominence simultaneously. Kentucky won the NCAA Tournament in 2012, while Louisville won it this past season.

From the film’s website:

Red V. Blue is more than the story of the fiercest rivalry in college basketball. Red V. Blue tells the story of the central role that college basketball plays in the lives of Kentuckians, rural and urban. To average Kentuckians, basketball is much more than a game, it is a seminal and defining element in the life and culture of the communities in which they live and work. Red V. Blue is as much a salute to and a celebration of the passionate and hardworking Kentuckians, as it is about a college hoops rivalry.

The documentary is slated to be released in late December. Below is a trailer of Red V. Blue.

  1. brianjoates - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    I was shocked when going to a regular season Georgetown v Louisville game at Verizon to see how well the Louisville fans travel. Did not know their fans were that hard core.

    Always knew of the natural rivalry, but it definitely does not any attention from the national media to hype it up, like say any of the tobacco road teams.

    • lawson1974 - Dec 14, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      Louisville is top 3 in home attendance. Fans have been filling up the arena for decades. The Cards have the advantage of being the only game in town in one of the largest cities in America without a single pro team.

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