Louisville warns students that ‘couch fires aren’t cool’ ahead of UK game

Louisville's Russ Smith will face off with Kentucky's James Young on Friday. 

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University of Louisville’s on-campus housing has issued a gentle reminder asking students to leave their couches intact when the defending NCAA men’s basketball champs face crosstown rival Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday. 

The last time the two teams met in the NCAA tournament was during 2012’s Final Four. The Wildcats beat the Cardinals and many innocent Kentucky couches was torched.

So Louisville’s trying to make a pre-emptive strike against the potential mayhem that comes with the madness of March. Here’s what was found on Reddit and picked up by Lost Letterman

But doesn’t a prim governing organization telling a rowdy, fired-up student body that doing something’s "not cool" all but ensure it’ll happen?