June 10, 2013
Louisville's tremendous athletic year marched on yesterday as the Cardinals beat Vanderbilt 5-3 in baseball to advance to the College World Series. The trip to Omaha caps a year that included a Sugar Bowl win in football, a national championship and Big East championship in men's basketball, and an NCAA runner-up finish in women's basketball.
They've also topped Kentucky in the in-state rivalry, though they weren't as dominant as you might have expected. Here's a full list of the competitions that included Kentucky and Louisville this year.
Methodology note: We're including golf where the teams played in the same tournament, because you can tell where a team finished there. We're not including some individual tennis head-to-head matchups, because the two teams never played a full match in men's or women's tennis.
Chronologically, here's how the year went:
Aug. 29, 2012, Volleyball: Louisville 3, Kentucky 1
Sept. 2, 2012, Football: Louisville 32, Kentucky 14
Sept. 7, 2012, Women's soccer: Kentucky 2, Louisville 0
Sept. 14, 2012, Men's soccer: Kentucky 1, Louisville 0
Oct. 12-14, Women's golf: Louisville +38 (11th place), Kentucky +46 (12th place)
Oct. 28-30, Women's golf: Kentucky +11 (6th place), Louisville +30 (11th place)
Dec. 2, 2012, Women's basketball: Kentucky 48, Louisville 47
Dec. 29, 2012, Men's basketball: Louisville 80, Kentucky 77
March 3-5, Men's golf: Kentucky +20 (7th place), Louisville +29 (10th place)
Jan. 26, 2013, Men's swim & dive: Louisville 152, Kentucky 148
Jan. 26, 2013, Women's swim & dive: Louisville 168, Kentucky 132
April 2, 2013, baseball: Kentucky 5, Louisville 4
April 16, 2013, baseball: Louisville 12, Kentucky 5
Overall, Louisville went 7-6 against Kentucky. Breaking it down by sport, Louisville won the head-to-head battle 5-4-2, with baseball and women's golf both splitting their pair of meetings. Women's basketball, men's soccer, women's soccer and men's golf were the three sports where Kentucky beat Louisville outright in 2012-13.