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SEC approves plan to have make-up games on Dec. 19

We could see Kentucky and other league teams in action the week of the SEC Championship.

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For now, the Kentucky Wildcats’ remaining schedule is still set in stone, but that could be changing soon.

On Friday, the SEC approved a plan to allow teams to play the weekend of Dec. 19, which is when the SEC Championship takes place. 247 Sports reporter Brandon Marcello broke the news first.

Obviously, the teams who win their respective divisions will be in the title game that week, which figures to be Florida and Alabama. But now, the rest of the league can play that day to make up games that were previously postponed or altered due to COVID-19.

On Thursday, Cats Illustrated reporter Justin Rowland hinted that Kentucky’s game vs. Alabama next week could be changed to a different date. Alabama’s clash with LSU that was set for this week was postponed, and LSU already has a make-up game vs. Florida on Dec. 12, so the Tigers have to find another date to get their game vs. Alabama played. That could lead to Kentucky vs. Alabama happening a different week to make this work, perhaps on Dec. 12. Alabama currently doesn’t have a game that week.

Kentucky also has an open date for Dec. 12, which initially was the week the SEC hoped to have previously postponed games. But because multiple SEC teams have had multiple postponements, the league will need another week of games to get in 10 games for all 14 league members.

There’s obviously a lot of moving pieces here, so it’s untelling what Kentucky’s remaining schedule will end up being. But we should probably expect at least one more change to the Cat’s schedule before it’s all said and done.