Saint Louis used to be a regular on the University of Louisville basketball schedule, but the series never attained the stature of a rivalry status. Just another game most years.

What we remember most is the Saint Louis pep band had a habit of constantly playing the University of Kentucky fight song during games against UofL on the Billikens’ home court.

Not funny, not hospitable and not conducive to positive relations with the school.

UofL owns an all-time edge of 45-20 over the Billikens. They last played in 2005 when both schools were members of Conference USA, Louisville winning 84-66.

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Campus Insiders is a relatively new phenomenon to this observer. However, the web site is well organized, nicely designed, and sponsored by Reese’s. Most important, the analysts appear to be knowledgeable about NCAA basketball. Here’s their take on the Louisville-St. Louis matchup:

@CampusInsiders #whosgotnext

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.