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Kentucky’s complete 2013-2014 schedule is out

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40 Comments for Kentucky’s complete 2013-2014 schedule is out



  1. bubblelicious
    11:29 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Revenge tour is on!!! Good luck NCAA…



  2. Rei
    11:30 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Dickie V will call the UNC/UK game



  3. providence
    11:32 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Will the Providence game not be on ESPN or have they just not released that?



  4. Hmm
    11:33 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Assuming health, I see this team losing no more than 2 games and getting #9



  5. clint
    11:36 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    miss. st, lsu twice also



  6. MikeMan
    11:41 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Home schedule kinda sucks outside if L’Ville and Gameday.



  7. Blechhhh
    11:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Stay tuned KSR fans…I will be selling a big chunk of my season tix. Will post here next month. Sick of the Texas Arlingtons,, Montavellos, Cleveland Sts, Easten Michigan, Belmonts. Seriously? Is there any reason we can’t just play EKU, Morehead, etc. and at least keep the $$ in state and make the games somewhat interesting I.e. maybe those teams have former KY HS players on the roster? Ugh



  8. UK
    11:44 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Thats the nature of the SEC being horrible. I would rather our marquee games be at big arenas to get us ready for the tournament. We win in 2010 with that experience.



  9. woodeaglevigil
    11:46 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Granted there is no longer the East/West divisions, when did KY become part of the former west division based on the 2013-14 schedule:

    Mississippi State – play twice (west division)
    LSU – play twice (west division)
    Ole Miss – play twice (west division)
    Arkansas – play twice (west division)
    Florida – play twice (east division)

    Teams listed below UK will only play once in 2013-14:

    Texas A&M – west division
    Alabama – west division
    Auburn – west division
    Tennessee – east division
    Vanderbilt – east division
    Georgia – east division
    South Carolina – east division
    Missouri – east division



  10. UK
    11:47 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    And I will gladly buy anyone’s tickets. I love watching games at Rupp and would watch UK play a team of 4th graders. If you complain about the schedule and don’t want the tickets, give them up so people who do want them can buy them for the next season.



  11. HagginHall
    11:50 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Stallings dodges a trip to Rupp this year.



  12. bubblelicious
    11:50 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Mich st. At unc and at uf are potential losses



  13. BBFan
    11:54 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I TOTALLY agree with #10, UK. If you are truly a Big Blue fan, why do you give a crap who we play??!! I also love watching games at Rupp and would go to watch UK play a team of 4th graders; there’s not place like Rupp, there’s no place like Rupp.



  14. HagginHall
    11:57 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    just no rhyme or reason to this league scheduling. is it just done at the whim of league office or are these teams on some sort of rotation?



  15. Bluehairs
    11:58 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Lots of clunker games for the bluehairs… i’m sure they’ll be happy they can sit the whole time and no one will be standing or yelling



  16. Blechhhh
    12:01 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    #10 no problem, will gladly sell u the exhibition games and the cupcake games. Lol, but I have had season tix for many years and won’t be giving them up simply because I still enjoy the 2 or 3 good games each year….UofL every other year, FL, etc. so you are saying it is perfectly acceptable to schedule ALL those weak ass teams? Why not at least replace TX Arlington with EKU? Or at least a MAC team? Regardless, when they put in the luxury boxes and jack up ticket prices, it may be time to give up the seats in a “corporatized” Rupp.



  17. cracka
    12:05 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    i know those are 2 cupcakes, but that mich st game is the 3rd game in a 5 day stretch



  18. Delk for 3
    12:07 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The Boise St. game is one I’m going to be at. That is a fantastic game and will be a very tough contest for our young team. Boise St. has two guys that are tremendous scorers. The Broncos may very well be a Top 25 team by the time of that game.



  19. Blechhhh
    12:07 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    #13 I love UK and Rupp too. As a season tix holder, it just bugs me to drop over $100 to see us play Belmont, for example. Look I understand every home game can’t be vs. UNC, Duke or UCLA. BUT as I said, at least make it somewhat interesting. 4 or 5 of those games could easily be upgraded with no risk of a dreaded home loss. Geez, is it so much to expect some higher quality games when I have to donate $ just for the right to buy tix?



  20. CatsFanFrankfort
    12:11 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    #9. I assume there is a rotation. Florida is our fixed rival, so that leaves 12 teams besides us and them. We rotate 4 teams each year to play twice: last year we played Auburn, Vandy, Tennessee and Texas A&M. This year, it is LSU, Miss. St, Ole Miss and Arkansas. I can only assume next year will be Missouri, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia that we play twice.



  21. Smitty
    12:16 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    16 – Where have you been? That is how it is done in November and December. Go back and look at UK’s schedule… oh say 97-98. Out of conference home games against Georgia Tech, Tulsa, American, and Louisville. 2003 – 04: Winthrop, Tennessee Tech, EKU, Louisville, & UNC.
    UK is playing more games now than they did then… at least they are playing more pre-SEC games at RUPP even though they are not Michigan St., Duke, Kansas etc…. The tournament is played at neutral sites and that is why we are playing neutral site games. Stop b*tching



  22. Delk for 3
    12:17 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    18 — Actually, Belmont is a very good program. They have reached the tournament three years in a row, and six of the past eight seasons. I do get your point, though. You don’t like all of the cupcakes. Although, those cupcakes are pretty much just part of the deal with season basketball tickets.



  23. CrazyEyes
    12:19 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone know when tix go on sale?



  24. BigDaddyKane
    12:39 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone know how to import this directly to iCal?



  25. Blechhhh
    12:44 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    #21 where have I been? Well buying season tix for all these years! Of course in 97-98, one year you mention, my Upper Arena seats were probably $22, not $40 like now with a Required donation to the K Fund. Lol, did you seriously just cite examples of past comparable home schedules including GA Tech, Tulsa, UofL, UNC? I would love to add GA tech and Tulsa and drop UT Arlington and Bob Morris! And as long as I am bitching, yes exhibition games used to be like $10. Now it’s regular price to see Montavello (who?!) and Transylvania. I am no blue hair, just blue collar, and I certainly appreciate the luck I have to own season tix. Take 3 of those crap games off, add GA Tech, EKU (at least they’re local) and a good MAC team is all I am saying. You want my Montavello, Transy, UNC Asheville and Eastern Mich tix? 3 seats together X$40 per game and your dreams will apparently come true!



  26. HagginHall
    12:47 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks, CatsFanFrankfort. Starting to make more sense now.



  27. UKBlue1!
    12:49 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I like the fact we have Arkansas, Fla and Ole Miss 2x. I expect all three to be the better SEC teams. The NON conference is a decent schedule Mich St, Baylor, Belmont, UL, UNC and Boise all have NCAA tourney chances.



  28. Linda Taylor
    12:53 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    24 – If you go to the UKathletics.com website they should have a printable version of this http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/kty/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2013-14/schedule/schedule.pdf



  29. Winston
    1:00 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like a championship schedule to me. No sleep til Brooklyn.



  30. CatsFanFrankfort
    1:08 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    No prob, HagginHall. Those are just my assumptions, but it makes sense so far!

    And I agree with #27 too: playing Arkansas, Florida and LSU twice should boost our RPI. Not that this should be a worry like last year, because we should be a lock for a top seed, but at least that will help it somewhat and not give critics much to say about our schedule strength or their perceived lack thereof.

    Wish Tennessee was kept on there. If that rotating schedule thing is correct, I don’t see why we couldn’t have 2 permanent rivals and do a 4-year deal where we played Florida and Tennessee twice every year and then did a rotation where we play 3 other teams twice. (Instead of the 3-year, one fixed rival, 4-team twice model that is seemingly in place now.)



  31. Linda Taylor
    1:18 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    30 – I agree. They have taken out of the twice a year rotation our traditional rival, TN who has the highest win percentage against us by far (45%) and now we are playing Ole Miss twice which has a whopping 13% winning percentage against us. It seems like it would have been better to keep two traditional rivals playing twice rather than what they have come up with.



  32. UKgets#9nextyear
    1:24 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t wait to kill unc and loserville. That is all.



  33. J in Orlando
    1:37 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Toughest games:

    1. MI St.
    2. UNC
    3. @UF
    4. UF
    5. Baylor
    6. UL
    7. UT
    8. Bama
    9. @Ole Miss
    10. @ Arkansas

    Huge dropoff in difficulty after the first 4 in my opinion



  34. J in Orlando
    1:39 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    33 not @ ole miss…ole miss at home



  35. Rod
    1:42 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    With the SEC being so weak currently and historically, you’d think UK would try to toughen up the home OOC schedule. Won’t happen! Not until the fan base revolts, which is unlikely to happen. I gladly dumped my season tickets, that I had held since Rupp Arena opened, several years ago. Got tired of the two hour drive each way to see Cats beat up on some no name teams. Only two games Lville and Fl worth making the trip this year.

    No wonder we often flounder against teams from the old BE and ACC and decent mid-majors when tournament time rolls around. You need to “play the best to be the best”.



  36. RealTalkk
    2:08 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    #33, That’s close but not quite correct. UofL as our 6th toughest game of the season? It’s definitely top 3. Lets give them their due, they’re bringing back a core group of players from last years championship team.



  37. J in Orlando
    2:10 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    35 Makes little sense…the games against good competition on neutral courts is much more beneficial to tournament preparation…Calipari believes the 10-11 team’s scheduling cost them the title and he will try to schedule as many neutral games as possible, including one game at the site of the FF each year



  38. J in Orlando
    2:12 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    36 If the refs are serious about enhance enforcement of hand checking and grabbing fouls, UL will be unable to guard us at nearly every position. If they are allowed to use their push/pull/grab defense, you may be right. Personally I think they are the most overrated team in the top 10.



  39. ricky rubio
    3:17 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    1. Mich St 2. UL 3. AT Fla 4. AT UNC 5. Fla 6. AT LSU 7. Baylor 8. Boise St hardest 8 games followed by Tenny and at vandy/ark



  40. CatsFanFrankfort
    3:40 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    39. That’s closer to what I’d say, but Tennessee will be a tougher out than people may be giving them credit for. I’d slot them into that #6 or 7 slot. But otherwise, your list is dead on what I was thinking.