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RAW VIDEO: Jurich, Petrino discuss upcoming basketball, football series

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana University and the University of Louisville have signed an agreement to play a three-game series in both football and men's basketball, according to a news release from Indiana University.

The football and basketball series were announced jointly today. WDRB's Eric Crawford heard the official announcement, made by coach Bobby Petrino, during a U of L football kickoff luncheon at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

"We are thrilled to renew this regional rivalry," Petrino said. "We’re very excited to have Indiana on our schedule."

IU Athletics Director Fred Glass added that, "These series are tremendous for the football and basketball programs at both schools."

Kevin Wilson, Indiana University's head football coach, said the series represents a "great regional matchup against a tremendous program."  He said the announcement is an awesome development for both programs and they expect great crowds.

According to the release, a neutral site game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 31, 2016, will open the men's basketball series in an equally divided arena. The Cardinals and Hoosiers will later play at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville as a home game for the Cardinals on Dec. 9, 2017, and the teams will match up again in Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Dec. 8, 2018.
 
Indiana and Louisville will kick off the football series at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sept. 16, 2023, with seating split equally between the two schools. The second football game will be played in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville on Sept. 7, 2024, and the three-game series will be completed at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Sept. 6, 2025.

Both Indiana and Louisville are recognized among the top 10 men's basketball programs of all time, with the schools combining for 18 Final Fours and eight NCAA Championships.  Indiana holds a 10-7 series advantage, with Louisville winning the last matchup 94-74 on Dec. 9, 2014, in the Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic at New York's Madison Square Garden. That was the first time the teams had met since 2003.

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