One of the surprises from Kentucky’s non-conference schedule is the introduction of the Keightley Classic, a new four-game tournament to be held in honor of “Mr. Wildcat.”
The Keightley Classic with kick off in Rupp Arena on November 17 with a rematch versus Robert Morris, the team that ended Kentucky’s 2012-13 season. The rest of the tournament includes home games against Texas-Arlington (Nov. 19), Cleveland State (Nov. 25) and Eastern Michigan (Nov. 27). Eastern Michigan will co-host the tourney.
Though the tournament field is nothing out of the ordinary for a mid-November stretch of home games, it’s an incredibly nice gesture to honor the man who served as equipment manager for 48 years. Let’s hope the tribute becomes an early season tradition for years and years to come.