It remains unclear when sports will return, but the Kentucky Wildcats are still planning for a normal season in terms of when games are played.
On Monday, the school announced matchups and dates for six games next season, including a clash with the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2020 Champions Classic.
In the future matchups of the Champions Classic, Kentucky will play Duke on Nov. 9, 2021 in Madison Square Garden in New York, then Michigan State on Nov. 8, 2022 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Kentucky also announced the date for the CBS Sports Classic matchup with the UCLA Bruins:
- Kansas Jayhawks – Nov. 10 | United Center (Chicago) | Champions Classic
- Georgia State Panthers – Nov. 20 | Rupp Arena
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Nov. 27 | State Farm Arena (Atlanta) | Holiday Hoopsgiving
- Cleveland State Vikings – Nov. 30 | Rupp Arena
- Michigan Wolverines – Dec. 6 | The O2 Arena (London) | Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase
- UCLA Bruins – Dec. 19 | TBA | CBS Sports Classic
The new neutral-site game mentioned here is a matchup with Georgia Tech in Atlanta for the Holiday Hoopsgiving event that takes place Friday of Thanksgiving week.
Kentucky is still slated to play Michigan in London during the first week of December, though the COVID-19 outbreak could change things.
Other non-conference matchups for this upcoming season will include the annual rivalry game vs. the Louisville Cardinals and the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge. A date has not been finalized for the clash at Louisville, which usually takes place in the final week of December, and an opponent has not been determined for the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which normally is the final week of January.
Basketball will be back. We're preparing for it.— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) April 27, 2020
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