The Indiana-Kentucky men's basketball series will not continue this upcoming season.
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass made the announcement in a news release Thursday. The schools couldn't come to an agreement on where the contest should take place.
Indiana wanted the games to remain on campus. Kentucky looked to get the series move to off-campus sites in Indianapolis and Louisville.
"While we understand that such neutral site games could be quite lucrative, we think the series should be continued as it is, home and home," Glass said in a statement. "Playing on campus enables our students to attend these marquee games which we believe is a great component of the overall college experience. Playing in the historic venues that are Assembly Hall and Rupp Arena is also a tremendous experience for our student-athletes."
The latest two-game, home-and-home contract between the schools expired following Kentucky's visit to Bloomington in December.
"In the final analysis, we want our student-athletes, our overall student body and our season ticket holders to enjoy this series at Assembly Hall," said Glass. "We would be open to reviving the series in the future on a home and home basis."
The teams have met every year since 1969. The games were played at off-campus sites (Indianapolis and Louisville) from 1991 through 2005 (games in 1971, 73 and 75 were also played in Louisville). The games have taken place on campus since 2006. Indiana defeated Kentucky 73-72 in the most recent regular-season contest on Dec. 10 at Assembly Hall on a three-point shot at the buzzer by Christian Watford.
"We have a strong belief that this series should be played on campus and is something that should be beneficial for both teams," IU coach Tom Crean said in a statement.