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.
The Southeastern Conference announced its 2013-14 league schedule on Tuesday, unveiling the rest of UK’s schedule in the process.
ESPN released its Super Tuesday matchups on Monday, revealing five UK league games in the process, the most of any Southeastern Conference school.
Now that the SEC/Big East Challenge is history, the Southeastern Conference has come to an agreement with the Big 12 to form an annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. Kentucky’s matchup at Baylor on Dec. 6 in Cowboys Stadium will be a part of the challenge.
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.
The No. 10/11 Cats (8-2) responded with arguably its best win of the season Tuesday night, a 70-55 victory over the previously undefeated Broncos (8-1).