COVID-19 has wiped out spring sports, and it appears things won’t get much, if any better during the summer after the Olympics were just delayed to next year.
Could we see the virus outbreak affect fall and winter sports for 2020-21 as well?
Concern is already growing that the college football season could be delayed or even cancelled, which could mean college basketball also gets affected for next season.
One of the biggest games on Kentucky Basketball’s 2020-21 schedule is a December matchup with the Michigan Wolverines in London. However, that game is now in question, according to UK head coach John Calipari.
“It is up in the air right now,” Calipari said during a Tuesday teleconference. “I say up in the air Where is this thing going? We probably have until about June to make that decision.”
The game, known as the Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase, will see the Wildcats and Wolverines face off at 1 p.m. EST on December 6th at the O2 Arena. This is part of a three-year series between the two schools.
The London game will be followed by a home-and-home series in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. The first game of the home-and-home will be in Ann Arbor in 2021, followed by the Wolverines making the trip to Lexington the following season in 2022.