That was the message he and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto carried to Frankfort on Monday.

The presidents’ universities will renew their basketball rivalry on the country’s biggest stage when they play each other in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans on March 31. But Ramsey and Capilouto reminded reporters during a news conference that their joint research, health care and economic development initiatives are far more important to the long-term well-being of Kentuckians. UofL and UK are working together on more than 100 grants and projects.

Capilouto praised Ramsey for reaching out to him as soon as he took over at UK months ago.

As for the competition on the basketball court and between the schools’ fans, Capilouto said “We’re great schools and great fans before the game – we’ll be great schools and great fans after the game.”

Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.