It’s rivalry week, which means things are bound to get a little bit chippy and a little bit strange between Kentucky and Louisville leading up to Saturday’s game. The first oddity of the week comes to us in the form of a memo tucked inside UK and Louisville’s media information sent out yesterday. As first noticed by the Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith, in UofL’s media advisory, there’s a special note that says UofL players and coaches “are not available to the Kentucky media during the week.” Just so you know, that’s not normal. While schools sometimes put media limitations on certain players or coaches, singling out a media contingent like that is…odd.
If we’re to assume “Kentucky media” means media members that normally cover the University of Kentucky football team, does that mean UK media will be banned from Louisville’s press conferences and practice reports this week? Or, did they mean to just freeze us out and left off “Sports Radio” by accident?
Jurich gonna Jurich.
UPDATE: According to some Louisville media, not allowing coaches and players to speak to opposing media is standard policy. But it is weird.