Even though we still don’t know the SEC basketball schedule for the 2013-2014 season, we do know this: there won’t be a Kentucky/Tennessee game in Knoxville. UT coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed the news yesterday, and it will mark the first time since the 1952-1953 season that Kentucky hasn’t played a regular season game in Knoxville.
The scheduling change is a result of the conference doing away with divisions in basketball. Because Tennessee was one of five conference opponents UK played twice last season, they won’t play twice this season. The only SEC team that UK will always play twice in the regular season is Florida, its permanent conference “rival.”
How do we feel about this? Sad, mad, indifferent? Grateful we don’t have to make the trek to Thompson-Boling?