Indiana University is ending a decades-long basketball rivalry with the University of Kentucky after a disagreement about where future games should be played.

IU athletic director Fred Glass sent a statement Thursday saying the Hoosiers would no longer play the Wildcats during the regular season after it was suggested the two teams meet at neutral off-site locations for the games.

But UK officials said these were the terms of a verbal agreement after Indiana’s loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Championships. [click to continue…]

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