Akoy Agau has only been a part of it for one season, but that’s all the time he has needed to fully understand the magnitude of the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry. The Cardinals’ forward has lived in multiple places around the globe, but he calls Omaha, Neb. home. Recently, he made an appearance on the city’s Sharp and Benning in the Morning radio show, during which he discussed the rivalry.
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During the roughly 15-minute discussion, Agau referenced the rivalry he is a part of, saying he’s, “never been a part of such a rivalry. It’s taken to a whole ‘nother level.”
What makes a rivalry is, of course, the teams, but often more so, the fans of the teams. Agau understands that is what makes the Louisville-Kentucky feud special.
“It’s literally, if you win, you have exactly 365 days until the next game you play each other to brag and talk all the crap they want,” he said. “It’s literally all they do. It’s red and blue just going back at each other. If a Louisville player does something, all the Kentucky fans want to … publicize it or get it out.
“I personally feel like our fans are more mature. I hope there’s not any Kentucky fans listening.”
It’s the biggest game for each team’s fan base every season, no matter what, Agau says.
“We could be in the national championship playing against someone else, or we could have like 10 more games before playing that game, but that’s the only game anybody’s talking about down there,” Agau said. “I’ve never been a part of something so crazy — amazing.”