This year’s slate is loaded. With games against Louisville, Michigan State and North Carolina, it’s hard to take fault with any of UK’s schedule. ESPN hardly does in its nonconference schedule analysis of Southeastern Conference teams. Myron Medcalf ranked the Cats’ nonconference schedule a 10 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most difficult.
Even a disappointing season that resulted in a National Invitation Tournament appearance wouldn’t stop the Big Blue Nation from watching their Wildcats. For the eighth straight season and the 17th time in 18 years, Kentucky led the nation in home attendance with an average of 23,099 fans per game.
Kentucky will play nine opponents who made the postseason in 2013, five NCAA Tournament teams, the defending national champions, and three programs who the pundits believe will make a serious run at the Final Four during its 2013-14 nonconference schedule, which UK released Wednesday.
The two schools have agreed to a two-year, home-and-home series beginning with the 2013-14 season. The Wildcats will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2013-14 to take on the Tar Heels, and the series will return to Rupp Arena during the 2014-15 season.
John Calipari sat down with a a group of reporters last month in a roundtable discussion to discuss his new team, following a national championship, his legacy and more. Over the next four days, CoachCal.com will post the entirety of that one-hour session. In the final part of the four-part Q and A, Coach Cal admits he took a little time to enjoy the national title and reflects on his marriage with the UK fan base.
John Calipari sat down with a a group of reporters last month in a roundtable discussion to discuss his new team, following a national championship, his legacy and more. Over the next four days, CoachCal.com will post the entirety of that one-hour session. Today we continue the four-part Q and A with bringing back former players, Kyle Wiltjer’s time with the Canadian national team, recharging the batteries and how Calipari filters criticism.
When we schedule, I want to create experiences, not just games. The thing about Kentucky basketball is it’s passed down from father to son. I want to schedule events that grandfathers and grandsons will be talking about 25 years from now. That’s part of what Kentucky basketball is about; part of what has made this place so unique.
ARLINGTON, Texas – One could blame it on the hour-and-a-half delay from the four-overtime Kentucky-Baylor women’s basketball game earlier in the night, but that would be making an excuse for a UK team that showed a lot of glaring holes in its 67-62 loss to Baylor on Friday night. No, after watching his team get […]