Governor Beshear declares Friday as Blue and Red Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Steve Beshear announces Friday will be "Blue and White Day" in honor of the NCAA men's Sweet 16 game between cross-state rivals UK and UofL.

“March Madness is truly living up to its name here in the Bluegrass State,” said Gov. Beshear. “This Friday, intra-state rivals UK and UofL are matching up to play one of the most anticipated games of the NCAA tournament so far. In Kentucky, this means there will be heated divide between fans of both teams—one that can pit neighbors, friends and even families against each other. To honor the teams’ talents and fans’ passion, I’m proclaiming Friday as ‘Blue and Red Day’ in the Commonwealth. Best of luck to the Cats and the Cards on a great game!”

Friday’s game will be the second time in three seasons that UK and UofL have met in the NCAA tournament. In 2012, UK prevailed in the game and went on to win the National Championship. The following year, UofL came out on top, winning the 2013 National Championship.

Friday's game will air on your home for UK athletics, WKYT, at 9:45 p.m.

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