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Friday Quickies: Kentucky Basketball Schedule Release Edition

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UPDATE

IT’S HERE!


Per CBS Sports College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein, his sources are confirming the SEC is expected to release its conference schedule for the 20-21 season today.

On Wednesday, Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones tweeted that Kentucky is likely to open their season on November 25th (day before Thanksgiving) at Rupp Arena against Morehead State.

With Kentucky’s pro day set for November 12th, followed by the NBA Draft on November 18th, it’s certainly a tight window. But during a national pandemic that seems far from being over, the SEC has to work with the hand they’ve been dealt.

A few games scheduled before Kentucky’s pending schedule in the SEC are as follows.

December 1st against Kansas (Indianapolis)

December 6th against Georgia Tech

December 12th against Notre Dame

December 19th against UCLA (Cleveland)

December 26th against Louisville (Yum Center)

The SEC is then assumed to begin their schedule by December 29th for a quick 18-game slate. Following that, Kentucky’s annual game in the Big 12 Challenge is expected to be played on January 30th at Rupp Arena against Texas.

Based on what we’ve seen with football, we have to move forward with the general expectation that some of these games may not be played. But today’s expected news of a schedule release will at least provide something Big Blue Nation can look forward to.

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Quickies

WR commit Christian Lewis is ready to change Kentucky’s offense - Kentucky Sports Radio

Kentucky needs all the help they can get.

UK announces plans for Pro Day, Big Blue Madness - Cats Illustrated

Things will of course be quite different this year.

Detroit Pistons intrigued by LaMelo Ball, moving up in draft - ESPN

Ball is the top available prospect in a rather “weak” draft.

WhKentucky Football 2020 Midterm Report Card - Kentucky Sports Radio

What grade are you giving the Wildcats?

NFL fines Raiders, Jon Gruden, takes draft pick for repeated COVID-19 violations - ESPN

Yikes.

Rookie Mekhi Becton gives Jets fans at least one reason to be excited - USA Today

And the face they’ll likely have the best shot at Trevor Lawrence.

Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams: ‘Fair to say’ I’m best receiver in NFL - ESPN

It’s hard to argue the numbers.