There isn’t anyone better at teasing their fans than John Calipari, especially when things like this come out of his mouth.
Calipari told the Big Blue Nation on Friday that he should be “drug tested” for the full schedule he put together for the upcoming college basketball season.
#BBN, you all are crazy! And when you see our full schedule, you are going to think I’m crazy! Ten new players and nationally the toughest path before league play?!? Time for me to be drug tested?! #BuiltDifferent
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) October 9, 2020
“#BBN, you all are crazy! And when you see our full schedule, you are going to think I’m crazy! Ten new players and nationally the toughest path before league play?!? Time for me to be drug tested?!
Nationally the toughest schedule before league play? Oh boy… From what we already know, Kentucky will open the season with a multi-team event (MTE) in Lexington that will include Richmond, Detroit, and Morehead State before heading down to Orlando, FL for the Champions Classic where they’ll meet up with Duke, Michigan State, and Kansas. Will UK have to take on all three of them, or just Kansas?
As for the rest of the known portion of the schedule, Kentucky will play Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, UCLA, and a team from the Big 12 for the Big 12/SEC Challenge. That’s a tough run of teams to begin with, but should it be considered the toughest in the country? Or are there other high-profile programs secretly being added to the gauntlet?
As of right now, there is no official release date for Kentucky’s schedule, but Calipari did say he in late September that “We’ll probably announce it all at once when everything plays out. It’s all looking good. I feel comfortable.”