Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
What I am saying is because UK did that, it pissed off the IU admininstration. They played the next year in Bloomington and the neutral site thing hasnt been talked about until now. C.M. Newton wanted the game to be played every year at the Dome in Indy. And it was because of the seating capacity. I just hope they get it resolved, but it sickens me to hear UK fans piss and moan about their treatment at that one game. I was at the Dome in 1987 to watch the Hoosiers and 'Cats go at it. There was a mouthy UK fan to my left and a mouthy IU fan a few seats down on my right. They exchanged barbs. The next thing I know me and my friends are getting dowsed with coke because the UK fan missed his target!!!!!! But hey, that's the way it goes at a rivalry game!!!!!!!
I have always respected UK and their program. I hope that this newer generation of UK fans show IU and their program the same courtesy.
The only complaint I personally had about the game wasn't the fan treatment but rushing the court. It would have been one thing if the game was decided (aka Florida State-UNC earlier in the season), but one of the UK players was on the ground (Darius Miller) and I'm surprised wasn't trampled by celebrating fans. The first thing running through my mind once the buzzer sounded was the UK players needed to get off the court in a hurry.
As for the fans, it comes with the territory, as long as it doesn't get out of hand. I live in West Virginia so believe me when I say IU fans don't even come close to what I have seen and heard. Any UK fan who suggests otherwise hasn't spent much time outside the state. To me it's no different than being a Bengals fan and going to a Steelers game in Pittsburgh. You know the risk when you set foot in the stadium.
I'd rather see the UNC series dissolved first, and that may still happen. If the IU series is dissolved, I would like to see Ohio State replace them on the schedule. I think the Buckeyes could replace Indiana as a border rivalry with their focus toward basketball.