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Definitive proof that UK owns UofL in sports

Eric Crawford of WDRB Sports did the University of Kentucky a favor this morning in its ongoing rivalry with the University of Louisville. Crawford shared this graphic that shows the two schools’ rankings in the Directors’ Cup all-sport standings over the past 22 years. The Cats finished ahead of the Cards in all but four of those:

Even better, Crawford shared a quote from UofL athletic director Tom Jurich, his acceptance of Louisville’s title as little brother: “My ultimate goal is that I want little brother to be 6-4 and 285. And that’s what we’ve been able to do.”

Read more from Crawford on the UK-UofL rivalry here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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30 Comments for Definitive proof that UK owns UofL in sports



  1. bob
    10:23 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

    LOL…I guess UL needs a rifle team..



    • Kevin Ware
      10:28 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

      Yo dawg, be don’t be using no rifles. We real thugz, like I be telling Anthony Davis in my tweets. five shots to the dome cuz I’m a blood. Rifles fo white folkz.



    • Dude
      1:02 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      We’ll just beat them at that too….



  2. Buckeye
    10:28 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

    The SEC is a rifle conference? LOL.



    • Big10Sucks
      10:31 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

      It’s a sport conference, which excels in all sports. Unlike the Little 10 who only has a couple of decent football teams.



    • Buckeye
      10:57 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

      You may be right about the rest of the BigTen, but it does have one school that that knows how to win…



    • Alamo_CatFan
      12:01 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      I hope you aren’t referring to Wisconsin. They don’t win that often traditionally and even in the small case you are talking about, the best they could muster is to even the score (UK won in 2014). Maybe they will win the Final Four rubber match with UK next year? UK may be there but we won’t be holding our breath waiting for Wiscy.



    • David8577
      12:19 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      Why are you here again?



    • ukjaybrat
      8:49 am July 8, 2015 Permalink

      trolls will be trolls



  3. theWilkman
    10:34 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

    I thought Jurich referring to UofL as little brother was a joke, but nope, it’s right there for everyone to see. That’s gotta hurt.



  4. the anti cat
    11:09 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

    So, using matt jones theory. it is either the main sports or all sports, These numbers only cover football, m & w basketball. UL has a total of 979 over the last 5 years and Uk has a total of 668. Over the last 10, it is UL 1485 Uk 989. Yes, UK has the better overall average, but the big 3 as matt says Ul has an advantage.



    • J-Dub421
      11:57 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

      Except that in men’s and women’s basketball UK beats U of L in the head-to-head matchup every year.



    • the anti cat
      1:45 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      Not to sound crazy, but we actually have bigger goals than just beating big sister up the street. Yes, our head to head record is lacking at basketball. Yes, our football team is consistently better than yours. However, chasing a national title in ANY sport will always prevail over an instate rivalry, be it football, basketball, baseball, or what ever.



    • J-Dub421
      2:20 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      You’re losing on that front too then.
      Football series record: UK 14 – U of L 13.
      Basketball series record: UK 35 – U of L 15.
      National Titles: UK 8 – U of L 3



    • Dude
      3:58 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      This coming from the school who had players drafted in the first round of the major sports, and nothing to show for it. LOL

      Who can’t coach?



  5. Thomas
    11:52 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

    This is the “glass-half-full” POV…the four in that “all but four” also happen to be last four. The question is whether or not this is a 20-year trend in the opposite direction. Personally I have no idea whether or not UL has turned the corner on us from a total program POV.



  6. BluKudzu
    12:02 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

    little brother will always be little brother, and now we have to add zero state in as well.

    It must have been very difficult for you folks, never getting enough attention as a child, from your mother. Now, due to your mom, you have to seek attention elsewhere. So you came here? For approval that you never got at home?

    That is so sad.

    Now be a good boy, sign off on your mother’s laptop, in the back of your trailer, and wake her up so she can catch her afternoon to closing shift, scrubbing toilets at the local strip club. Then you can go out and play in the trailer park as much as you want.

    The internet is too mature for you.



  7. Pwned
    1:51 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

    So according to this from 2006-2015 on average UL was better than UK at:
    Women’s Basketball
    Men’s Basketball
    Men’s Soccer
    Baseball
    Football

    UK was better overall though, thanks to higher scores in:
    Men’s Rifle
    Women’s Gymnastics
    Men’s Tennis
    Women’s Tennis
    Women’s Volleyball
    Men’s Track and Field
    Women’s Swimming
    Men’s Swimming
    Softball



    • Niiiiccceeee
      4:07 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      This comment was made by a gawd



    • CardFan502
      6:05 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      Yo, we’s a soccer school anyways.



    • Niiiiccceeee
      7:41 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      *dawg



  8. math
    3:29 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

    Men’s basketball… combined for the two periods. . Kentucky 556+358=914 Louisville 566+345=911… so how that average better again?



    • Reading Comprehension
      3:53 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      You’re double counting the effect of 2011-2015. For the entire 10-year period, it’s simply 566 to 556, UofL on top.



  9. Ben Staples
    3:49 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

    Was it not obvious Already?



  10. Dude
    4:06 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

    LOL. All year long, UofL fans accuse us of being a one-sport school. Now that the facts show otherwise, they begin crowing about how football is better, and the other sports don’t matter.

    Typical Tard logic.



  11. Big Blue in Danville
    6:45 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

    So basically UL is better in the bigger more popular sports while we’re better (overall) in most of the lesser recognized and talked about sports? I’d still rather be better in the big sports instead of the smaller sports.



    • Ahem
      7:33 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      We do pretty well in the big sports, too.

      Football series record: UK 14 — U of L 13.
      Basketball series record: UK 35 — U of L 15.
      National Titles: UK 8 — U of L 3



    • Big Blue in Danville
      7:53 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      Ahem – Yeah we own them head-to-head in basketball but in football lets not kid ourselves, even though we lead the series 14-13 it was because of those 6 games 100 years ago. Since then they’ve had the advantage and actually compete nationally in football. Things are looking up for UK football though. It’s great for the school that they’re good in the smaller sports, but as a fan I wish they won nationally in the other big sports too instead of just basketball.



    • Ahem
      8:37 pm July 7, 2015 Permalink

      Meh, if they led the series against us, they’d sure as shit throw it in our faces.

      All things aside, I’m happy being big brother…. 😀



    • ukjaybrat
      8:57 am July 8, 2015 Permalink

      i think you are kidding yourself saying UL competes nationally at football.. it wasn’t until this past year that they played in a respectable conference. they did what they claim sec teams do and beat up on cupcakes, except in their case, it was all 12 games and not just 3-4 non-con games. they had a really good win at notre dame last year, but then lost every other big game. louisville does NOT compete nationally in football