Series with Louisville unlikely this season

Indiana and Louisville have engaged in serious negotiations to begin a multi-year series, but IU athletic director Fred Glass said Wednesday he does not expect anything to be in place for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Both sides are in favor of getting a deal done after Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said in February that he would like to play a game at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, followed by contests on both campuses.

“Like everything else, the devil’s in the details,” Glass said. “There are conference challenges and schedule challenges, but coach Pitino and everybody at Louisville, and coach Crean and everybody at Indiana want to get a deal done. I expect that to get done in fairly short order.

Glass also said that there have been no updates about resuming a non-conference series with Kentucky.

“I would like to get that series back on,” Glass said. “I’m open to having additional conversations. We felt like we put a fairly good compromise on the table to get it going and that wasn’t embraced by the folks at Kentucky. There have been conversations at the staff level, which I think is good. I hope to get that series back on at some point, but there are no talks or framework, or anything going on.”