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Governor’s Cup will stay in Lexington as ACC is expected to play conference-only games in 2020

The Governor’s Cup will stay in Lexington for another year.

Shortly after the Big 10 officially announced it intends to play only conference football games in 2020, reports surfaced that the ACC will follow suit to ensure safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Brett McMurphy reports the ACC will add Notre Dame into the fold.

The latest domino to fall effectively cancels the season finale between Kentucky and Louisville. Once the ACC makes it official, the Cats will hold the Governor’s Cup for three straight years, winning by a combined score of 101-23.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

32 Comments for Governor’s Cup will stay in Lexington as ACC is expected to play conference-only games in 2020



  1. BBN4LIFE03
    4:31 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Cant wait for our new dreadful schedule. WOOHOO



  2. Arch Stanton
    4:32 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Can someone tell me why this is safer?



    • bigbluebg
      4:32 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      No



    • Bluebird
      4:42 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Nope. Easier to unilaterally decide things like fan-capacity, etc. but safer? Not really. Season’s probably done anyway, though. This feels like the period last March when conferences still briefly thought they’d be able to have basketball tournaments. Then the dominoes started falling, one by one.



    • hal9944
      5:57 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Didnt you hear, covid only spreads at non-conference games. What a joke



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      6:10 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      And it spreads at church and on the beach but not at riots and looting rampages.



    • UKBigBlueForever
      2:34 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      It’s safer because they can take a bus and get there I’m assuming.. vs going thru an airport



    • Arch Stanton
      1:18 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Why would a bus be safer than a private charter aircraft?



  3. bigbluebg
    4:32 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    This sucks. UofL will think they are good because they don’t have to get these hands again



  4. original slappy
    4:41 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t see why people are still holding onto hope that there will be football. No chance they play now that the dominos are falling. This blows



  5. ronzo
    5:01 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Ivy League has the right idea. Cut your losses, cancel all fall sports. Every plan “A”, “B” etc. stinks. The only thing accomplished by trying to play is to make a lot of people sick, and, there will be some deaths, student athletes, staff or fans attending games are all at risk. Quit looking at your bank account. This also goes for the professionals.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      5:11 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      This affects people’s livelihoods man. It isn’t just about getting to watch sports.



  6. sprtphan
    5:09 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Hope I’m wrong but see the whole season going out the window



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      5:12 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I’ve been thinking this for a while now, and every day just makes that more likely.



  7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    5:12 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    So, if the SEC follows suit, how many wins to make a bowl game? 4?



    • CJKAssassin123
      5:29 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Probably will be reduced to 4



    • CJKAssassin123
      5:30 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      However I don’t see us winning 4 SEC games maybe we win 2 or 3 but 4 would be pushing it.



    • UKrailbird
      6:00 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Makes no sense. Bowl games are inter-conference. If a conference has made a decision to play intra-conference schedule only, that means they won’t play in a bowl because bowls are inter-conference.

      Just makes no sense at all.



    • pappageorgio
      7:32 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Probably no bowl games either. Travel factor.



  8. Lip Man 1
    5:29 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    And the idea that sports is going to be played in the fall will be the next domino to fall.

    Get used to it folks, the needs of the many outweigh the “needs” of the few. (I MUST HAVE football! LOL)

    Not happening.

    Stay home, shut up, wear a mask when you have to go someplace, try to get along and hope the doctors can come up with a virus this fall. Dr. Fauci says if the clinical tests this month are successful it is a possibility for 100 million by January. Just in time for college basketball to start up.



    • Corder
      5:48 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      What if they never come up with a cure or a vaccine? Should we all just give up and die because we get to live just a little longer doing nothing. Get off your high horse and realize that if we sit around and do nothing and don’t go to work then people will rob and kill to provide for their families. If that’s how you want it then don’t say a thing when those people come for your family. Tell them you give up and take what ever you want. Just plain pathetic that you put all of you eggs in one basket and say the doctors will save us all. So many have been very wrong through out all of this and yet you still sit there and have hope and tell others to have hope. Haha good luck with doing nothing, the rest of the world won’t stand by and just give up as easy as you have.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      6:15 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Lip Man, you know I love ya, but as I said above, people’s livelihoods, their mental state, and physical health besides Covid are affected by the lockdown. I don’t trust Dr. Fauci. He’s now telling us that the good news of the last few days (the death rate dropping) is a false narrative. Huh? That just doesn’t make sense. He seems to have an unnatural desire to tee-tee on any good news. He does it every time.

      As Corder alludes to, there may NEVER be a vaccine. What do we do then? I’m not part of the “the virus is a hoax” crowd, but I do believe some measures that have been taken are not reasonable.

      Having said that, I agree that we probably won’t see fall sports at all.



    • njcat
      1:12 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Well said Lip Man.

      I continue to be amazed at people who say they don’t trust Fauci. He knows more than anyone else about how pandemics spread and their danger. If people would just limit their activity and wear masks we would get through this in 3-4 weeks. Then we could have sports and people could get back to work. People who refuse to take precautions are why we are where we are and now all they can do is deny science and complain.



  9. Miller45
    6:04 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Screw you 2020



  10. UKgrad80
    6:09 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    We would have beaten them anyway! That cup wasn’t going anywhere!!!



    • zoupman
      9:34 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      We definitely would have beaten them. Better players, better coaches.



  11. UKgrad80
    6:11 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    The only bowls will be the ones that decide the championship.



  12. PensacolaCat
    7:22 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Man I hate your posts (Lip Man)



  13. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    10:25 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    No ACC team was beating their in state SEC rival so this would make since for them.



  14. railcat
    1:07 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    So let me get this straight, traveling from Lexington to Gainesville, Autumn, Columbia, MO, etc. is safer than playing a team 70 miles away in the same state? Yeah, the ‘rona totally doesn’t affect people 700 miles away (but in same conference) but will affect people only 70 miles away because… I got nothing… reasons.



    • njcat
      1:15 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      It’s about limiting events to reduce the spread of the virus. It has nothing to do with travel distance. Once you’re on a plane you’re exposed regardless of the length of the trip.



  15. satcheluk
    10:09 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

    This is about saving money, but the dbags on here want to propagate their Fox cult agenda.