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The Nation Will See A LOT of UK This Season


We aren’t yet sure what to expect out of this year’s basketball team. I’d say you can count on ice cream being pooped at some point and Calipari mentioning how young the Cats are before mentioning how much he “likes his team.” Those are constants.

Another constant? The Cats on national TV. A whole lot.  As most of you probably saw, Coach Cal tweeted the above photo of the schedule along with game times and TV coverage on Friday. While there are many games to get excited about on the schedule this year (for me, a Lipscomb graduate, I’m excited for Dec. 15th), you can also be excited if you aren’t lucky enough to make it to the games. The Cats will play 21 games on national TV. They will play on CBS five times, the ESPN family of networks sixteen times, and the SEX SEC Network five times.

While most fans in Kentucky can find a way to watch every game, this is great for the many out of state fans UK has (looking at you, Josh Hopkins). While they may not get some of the FSN games, they know for a fact they will get to see many of the games, especially the big ones.  And if I know Kentucky fans like I think I do, most of them will find a way to watch them all, out of state or not.

You know what else this many nationally televised games is good for? Recruiting. As if Cal needs any more advantages.  Top ten recruits, you want exposure? COME ON DOWN.



Article written by Aaron Flener

John, I was first team All-State. I can put the ball anywhere I want to. I'll make it rain out here.

12 Comments for The Nation Will See A LOT of UK This Season

  1. Kevin
    5:05 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    At least Billy and Stallings can’t complain about us not having Thur/Sat games. I am sure Stallings will find something else to cry about.

  2. LionGeneral
    5:27 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Enough with the “ice cream” comment. Appealing to the least common denominator is never the way to go.

  3. HillbillyInBC
    5:28 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Oddly enough, I have better luck with the SEC network than with ESPN here in Canuckistan. I get the SEC network games on something called Peachtree TV out of Atlanta, but I have to cross my fingers and hope that TSN or The Score will pick up the ESPN games. Maybe if the NHL lockout persists and they have lots of dead air to fill this winter…

  4. Ukato80
    5:38 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    The fact that we still have a number of games in Delayed Low Def is amazing.

  5. Biglaw Dawgin'
    5:44 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Ice cream being pooped? Anyone care to fill me in?

  6. Confused Cat
    5:51 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah what’s this ice cream story

    6:14 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Good write up… love this new writer… ready for number 9

  8. Wow
    6:24 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty crappy schedule.

  9. umm
    9:10 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    you lost me at ice cream being pooped

  10. theSkinny81
    10:19 pm October 1, 2012 Permalink

    8 – and yet, still tougher than Louisville’s….

  11. Viren
    1:13 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    People always cry about the schedule. We are playing the likes of Maryland (should be much improved) and Duke on the neutral floor, we are playing Notre Dame and Louisville at their place, and we get pretty descent Baylor team at home. We have a very young team and I think this is a great schedule it will challenge our young Cats and give them confidence to make a great run in March. We will eventually get back our two annual wars with IU and UNC, it just that we need to make sure we get a good balance of getting them home and away.

  12. nik
    8:57 am October 2, 2012 Permalink

    anyone know where I can find a downloadable calendar of the schedule that works with outlook or icalendar?