Beshear touts publicity effect of UK/UofL game during ESPN interview

03/27/2012 07:48 AM

Gov. Steve Beshear’s best University of Kentucky versus University of Louisville anecdote offered during an ESPN interview was that he was part of the legislature in the 1970s when it passed a resolution urging the two schools to play each other.

“And of course it developed into an incredible rivalry,” Beshear said.

The interview was initially scheduled to air, at least in part, on “Sports Center” Monday night. Instead, it landed online.

Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson — the former mayor of Louisville — both will be attending the game in New Orleans on Saturday as UK and UofL battle each other for a spot in Monday’s NCAA Championship Game.

“Jerry and I are living proof that Louisville and UK can work together,” Beshear said while standing next to Abramson.

Beshear also revealed he would be wearing “a neutral color” on Saturday even though he said most people know “who I’m for.”


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