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Friday Quickies: Non-Conference Gauntlet Edition

We now know the full non-conference basketball schedule

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We already knew most of these games, but we now have the full Kentucky Wildcats non-conference schedule for the upcoming basketball season.

The schedule was released yesterday and Kentucky has one of the toughest non-conference slates in the country, including matchups against Duke, UNC, Kansas, and Louisville, along with underrated matchups against St. Johns and Utah.

Here is the full non-conference slate.

John Calipari said that this could be the most difficult schedule the Wildcats have played during his time at Kentucky, and he very well may be right. Duke, UNC, and Kansas are all projected as top 10 teams—with Duke and Kansas projected in the top five. Utah, Seton Hall, and Louisville all could be in the mix for NCAA Tournament bids. UNC Greensboro won 27 games last year and was the regular season Southern Conference champion.

Needless to say, this will be a challenging slate for the Wildcats but from what we’ve seen of this team so far, they will be up to the task.

Tweets of the day:

It’s hard not to like Kash.

Oscar with the hot Twitter take.


Five Wildcats named Preseason All-SEC by coaches - UK Athletics

Josh Allen, Mike Edwards, Benny Snell, Lynn Bowden, and CJ Conrad all make the list.

Kentucky Football natives making an impact - Courier Journal

For Kash Daniel, Drake Jackson, and Landon Young, the Kentucky across the chest makes a big difference.

Football ticket sales lag for season opener - Courier Journal

Around 40,000 tickets have been sold for the opener against Central Michigan.

Michigan loses to Mega Bemax in Barcelona - Kentucky Sports Radio

The team dressed in pink that Kentucky crushed defeated the Michigan Wolverines.

UK Hoops releases 2018-2019 schedule - Lexington Herald-Leader

Check out the UK Hoops schedule for the upcoming year and make plans to attend.

UK Men’s Soccer kicks off their season tonight - UK Athletics

Kickoff time is at 7:30 as the Wildcats begin their season against DePaul.

Shot clock, clear path foul changes coming to NBA - ESPN

The board of governors will vote on the three rules changes in a Sept. 20-21 meeting and need a two-thirds majority to pass the legislation.

OBJ, Giants still working out deal, but nothing is imminent - SNYTV

There is optimism that Beckham will have a new deal by the beginning of the season.

Five potential suitors for Teddy Bridgewater - Forbes

The Jets are in an interesting spot with Bridgewater, and another team could make an appealing offer in a trade.

Zach Smith sounds off on Twitter about investigation - Bleacher Report

This isn’t going away anytime soon, so buckle up.

Tiger Woods opens Fed Ex Cup Playoff Event with even-par 71 - Sports Illustrated

The eyes of the golfing world are on Tiger again.

Liverpool not for sale despite reported $2 billion approach - ESPN

Ultimately it wasn’t thought to be a credible bid, but that is a whole lot of money.