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John Calipari on UK-UofL game: See you on December 26

Calipari and Louisville head coach Chris Mack have exchanged jabs about the status of this game this week.
The status of the UK-Louisville game is still in flux.
The status of the UK-Louisville game is still in flux.(WKYT)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 7:58 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Last week, Louisville head coach Chris Mack and Kentucky head coach John Calipari went back and forth over the status of this year’s rivalry game.

Mack said it isn’t fair to play it at the KFC Yum! Center this year if there are limited or no fans. Calipari answered back and said it should be played because equity doesn’t exist this year in college basketball due to the pandemic.

Tuesday night on Twitter, after a snarky video was posted by Mack, John Calipari tweeted the following:

Based on this tweet, it looks the Cardinals and Wildcats will play in 2020 the day after Christmas.

Leading up to this announcement, Calipari and Mack had some thoughts about the game being in flux.

“I’m not gonna tell you what they’re thinking or what they’re doing,” said Calipari. “I just know that the terms of the contract, we go there and they come here next year. Does anybody really know what this virus is going to do? What if we’re in next year and we’re in the same boat? Then we’ve got them at home with no fans. We don’t know. This virus is running us. We are not running this virus. You’d have to talk to them.”

Chris Mack responded with the following video Tuesday night on Twitter.

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