Report: WKU, U of L near agreement on game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Courier-Journal) -- The University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University are near an agreement to play each other in football in 2019 in Nashville, according to the Tennesseean.

The Nashville Sports Council is working to facilitate the game, which would be played at Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. An official announcement about the game is expected within the next two weeks, according to the Tennessean.

"That's certainly a game that we think would deliver a lot of fans and a lot of excitement to the city as well as a very significant economic impact and a national television audience," Nashville Sports Council president and CEO Scott Ramsey told the Tennesseean. "We've had lots of success with games like that in the past and it's certainly something we're very interested in possibly hosting."

The Nashville Sports Council also is the organizer for the Music City Bowl, which U of L won over Texas A&M last season.

U of L and WKU have been discussing a football game ever since the Cardinals hired coach Bobby Petrino away from the Hilltoppers in 2014, with WKU promoting Petrino's offensive coordinator and former U of L quarterback and assistant coach Jeff Brohm to be head coach.

Brohm said in June that they were confident a game would come together at some point.

Louisville and WKU haven't played since 1998.


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