Cats ready to battle Cards at end of football season

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by WHAS11

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Posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 18 at 7:03 PM

 HOOVER, Ala. (WHAS11)—As the Cards make their move to the ACC, their big rivalry game with in-state foe UK is making a move too. 

 
The Battle for the Governor’s Cup will move from the first or third game of the season to the very last game on both team’s schedules. 
 
The move is in conjunction with other SEC vs. ACC rivalry’s like Georgia v. Georgia Tech, Florida v. Florida State and South Carolina v. Clemson, all of which are the final game of the season. 
 
The Kentucky team was asked repeatedly about the season’s final match-up at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. this past week. They don’t seem to mind the move, in fact, they seem to look forward to it. 
 
"We'll play Louisville there... and that's fine with me... I've said it before... really doesn't matter to me which place we play them... looking forward to the challenge," UK Head Coach Mark Stoops said. 
 
Players are happy about the move, having the game right before the post-season. 
 
"I think it'll be a great experience to play Louisville and the end of the season this year... as well both teams will be at their best... highest peak... and right before the bowl game," Bud Dupree, a UK defensive end, said.
 
This season’s Governor’s Cup takes place on Nov. 29 at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. The time for the game has yet to be determined. 
 

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