Fightin' Words Kentucky vs. Louisville Joe Cox, Ryan Clark, Joe B. Hall, Denny Crum
 
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The long-standing rivalry between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals is one of the most heated in college basketball. Facing off against each other on the court for over a century, the intrastate rivalry became red-hot over thirty years ago when the two faced each other in 1983 NCAA tournament, and Louisville narrowly edged out the Wildcats to advance to the Elite Eight. The heat hasn’t died down since ’83; in fact, the animosity between the two has only gotten stronger, with numerous face-offs—both on and off the court. In Fightin’ Words, Joe Cox and Ryan Clark expertly narrate the blow-by-blows of all the most important moments in the history of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry.

Fightin’ Words, first published in 2014 and now newly updated in paperback, covers the hundred-plus year span of the feud. From the twelve games played prior to the fated 1983 meeting, to the Wildcat-Cardinal meet-up in the Final Four round of 2014 NCAA tournament, and every game in between through the 2014-15 season, all the games covered include insightful pregame evaluation, commentary on the games’ most important plays, and expert postgame analysis, along with interviews from key players. From off the court, read how Louisville coach Denny Crum craftily out-recruited Kentucky coach Joe Hall or the athletes in inner-city Louisville; discover a blow-by-blow of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino’s move from the Wildcats to the Cardinals; and learn how John Calipari transformed a losing Kentucky team into NCAA Champions. With individual chapters chronicling every meet-up, Fightin’ Words is a must-have for every true fan of college basketball.

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TitleFightin' Words
SubtitleKentucky vs. Louisville
AuthorJoe Cox, Ryan Clark, Joe B. Hall, Denny Crum
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSports Publishing
Published11 October 2016
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781613219256
Pages308
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Joe Cox grew up a University of Kentucky fan and graduated from the University of Louisville law school. He has written or co-written four books.

Ryan Clark is a journalist who has also written or co-written multiple books on Kentucky basketball. He works for Northern Kentucky University and is pursuing a PhD from the University of Kentucky.

ISBNs: 9781613219256 978-1-61321-925-6 Title: fightin words category:SPO ISBNs: 9781613219263 978-1-61321-926-3 Title: fightin words category:SPO 
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