Kentucky-Louisville recruiting battles 

March, 30, 2012
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The Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals have scores to settle, and I’m not only talking about the fact that John Calipari has the last win over his buddy (tongue in cheek), Rick Pitino. Rick of Louisville is trying to win his fifth straight postseason game against John of Lexington.

These coaches and teams have beefs with each other. Let’s get to the juicy, real nuts and bolts of what lies beneath the surface.

[+] EnlargeKentucky's Marquis Teague
Jamie Rhodes/US PRESSWIREKentucky PG Marquis Teague could have easily been on the other side of this rivalry.
Let’s start with Marquis Teague, Kentucky’s quickster point guard who could easily have been on the other side of this rivalry. During the recruiting process, Teague was once rumored to be very close to committing to Louisville to play for the same man his father played for at Boston University. That’s right, Teague’s dad played for Pitino, and Marquis picked Calipari over Pitino. The audacity right? When it was time to tutor his youngest, Teague’s dad went with Pitino’s rival. You think that sat well with Pitino?