Kentucky’s 2013 non-conference basketball schedule is a couple games away from being complete. The marquee games — Michigan State, Louisville, North Carolina and Baylor — have been signed and sealed for months now and only the games against mid-major/not-so-good opponents remain.
So who will it be?
Well, Boise State is pushing hard to get a game against the Wildcats and there have been discussions between the two schools to play a game in Rupp Arena next season with no return game in Idaho. I see no reason for Kentucky to turn down Boise’s persistent plea to get whooped in Lexington, especially when you consider the school’s athletic director, Mark Coyle, was the deputy director of athletics at UK in 2010 and 2011. Not to mention, Boise State played a huge role in pushing Kentucky off the bubble last season; the Broncos return its top six scorers; and Boise State will potentially be a preseason Top 25 team. Scheduling the Broncos seems like a great move to me, but there’s one team I really want to see in Rupp Arena this November/December:
Bring Robert “Bobby Mo” Morris to Lexington.
It’s a no-brainer. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the only thing to do.
The 2013-14 UK Basketball Revenge Tour won’t be complete without a win over Robert Morris. Baylor, Louisville and the SEC will get theirs, but Robert Morris, the team that ended Kentucky’s season, appears to be off the hook.
But that can change with a simple phone call to Moon Township. The Colonials would jump at the opportunity to play on college basketball’s grandest stage and Big Blue Nation needs closure from the disappointing first round NIT loss. It’s the least UK can do for the man who gave us the dollar sign, a signature on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the groundwork for our financial system, and one of the most embarrassing losses Kentucky basketball has ever seen.
Forget the Lipscombs, Samfords and Marshalls.
Throw out the Lafayettes, LIU-Brooklyns and any school with one of the four cardinal directions in its name.
Schedule Bobby Mo.