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Indiana, Kentucky might be in talks to renew their basketball rivalry.

A report from the Indiana Business Journal gives hope to those wanting the storied rivalry, dormant since the 2011-2012 season, to be resumed.

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Many Indiana fans have been clamoring for the athletic department to do whatever it takes to get back on the court against Kentucky, and a report from the Indiana Business Journal suggests that they're at least willing to talk to their Wildcat counterparts about it.

The article does contain quotes from both Fred Glass and Kentucky's Deputy Athletic Director that seem to be at odds with one another.

“I personally would like to renew the conversations,” Glass told IBJ. “I think the two teams should play in December.”

“The [Kentucky and IU] basketball staffs have had some general discussion about playing. Up to this point, no contests have been scheduled," UK Deputy Athletic Director DeWayne Peevy told IBJ this week.

So one side is saying "we'd like to talk" while the other is saying they're already talking. While the report certainly gives anyone pining for this rivalry to resume more hope than there has been in recent years, the dialogue seems awfully similar to the same back-and-forth between the two schools, in which neither seemed to be on the same page, when trying to schedule the games following the conclusion of the 2012 season.

Ultimately, unless Indiana relents on requiring campus games or Kentucky agrees to come back to Bloomington, this isn't going anywhere.

But at least they're talking.

Or talking about talking.