Battle On Broadway

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Battle On Broadway
Sport Football
First meeting November 19, 1881
Transylvania 2, Kentucky 1
Latest meeting November 18, 1911
Transylvania 12, Kentucky 5
Statistics
Meetings total 19
All-time series Kentucky leads 12-6-1
Current win streak Transylvania, 1 (1911–present)

The Battle On Broadway, also known as the Kentucky–Transylvania rivalry, is a rivalry[citation needed] between inter-city and in-state rivals. With the creation of the NCAA, Transylvania University was placed in Division III while Kentucky stayed in Division I. Both schools in fact were once under the same Kentucky University. The Agricultural & Mechanical College of Kentucky eventually broke off to become its own separate entity in 1878.

Football[edit]

Kentucky played its first three games against Transylvania, the year after Transylvania had faced Centre in the first game in the state. The 1903 Transylvania Pioneers claimed a southern championship.

Football game results[edit]

Transylvania victoriesKentucky victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 1881 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 2–1
2 1881 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 7–1
3 1881 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 3–2
4 1892 Lexington, KY Tie0–0
5 1892 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 10–4
6 1893 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 28–0
7 1893 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 38–28
8 1896 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 36–6
9 1897 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 8–6
10 1898 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 18–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
11 1899 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 23–6
12 1900 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 12–0
13 1901 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 27–0
14 1902 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 6–5
15 1903 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 17–0
16 1904 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 21–4
17 1907 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 5–0
18 1909 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 77–0
19 1911 Lexington, KY Transylvania 12–5
Series: Kentucky leads 12–6–1

Basketball[edit]

Being in the same city of Lexington was a major fueling point for the rivalry. Before Transylvania was renamed and the rivalry was renewed, it had led the rivalry 6 games to 5.

For the next three years the rivalry would not be played entirely, until they met three times in the 1911 season. For the first meeting in three years Transylvania would win the first contest at Kentucky 23–18. On February 27, 1905 it was Kentucky who would win at their rivals home 22–19. A final game was played in March of that year, which saw Kentucky win 30–24. This would be the last meeting of the two for one hundred years.

The long dormant rivalry would once again be played in the 2011 season. However over these one hundred years Kentucky had forged its way as one of the most successful programs in college basketball with eight NCAA Division I titles to its name by that time. Because Transylvania was in Division III, these games were exhibitions and did not count towards either schools' season records. Transylvania and Kentucky met again for exhibitions over the next two years, with Kentucky winning both handily.

Basketball game results[edit]

Transylvania victoriesKentucky victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 February 20, 1903 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 42–2
2 December 2, 1904 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 12–5
3 February 26, 1904 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 14–12
4 January 27, 1905 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 30–29
5 February 4, 1905 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 29–1
6 February 22, 1905 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 33–23
7 January 11, 1906† Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 1–0
8 February 2, 1907 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 16–14
9 March 7, 1907 Lexington, KY Kentucky University 29–5
10 January 21, 1908 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 20–15
11 February 4, 1908 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 20–15
12 January 20, 1911 Lexington, KY Transylvania 23–18
13 February 27, 1911 Lexington, KY Transylvania 22–19
14 March 3, 1911 Lexington, KY Kentucky State College 30–24
15 November 2, 2011 Lexington, KY Kentucky 97–53
16 November 1, 2012 Lexington, KY Kentucky 76–42
17 November 5, 2012 Lexington, KY Kentucky 78–28
Series: Kentucky leads 9–8

The score was unrecorded, but Kentucky won.

  • The three latest matches were all exhibition matches.

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