Although we just had game number one with the football Cats yesterday, I know some of you out there only have one question:
How long until basketball starts?
Recently, the NCAA released that college basketball is set to begin on November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving, which is truly something to be thankful for.
We have been in a college basketball drought since March. Yes, March. It feels like an eternity ago.
In order to prepare you for this coming season, in whatever capacity it presents itself, and looking forward to a day when we can all get together in a sense of normal-ness again, here’s a KSR list of things to be excited about to get you ready for November 25th.
Swaggy Cal. Swaggy Cal emerged yet again on the day college basketball’s start date was announced. Seeing a glimmer of playfulness and excitement from our head honcho was enough to give me a few butterflies. In the words of the man himself, “We’re back.”
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 16, 2020
#BuiltDifferent. Throughout the NBA Bubble, the NBA Cats have really proven to be the best product the NBA has to offer. Seeing their success (in particular, Tyler Herro’s) is enough to excite anyone about the new season. What will the 2020-21 Cats become? Will any of them be playing in an NBA conference finals next season?
The possibilities are endless. And we get to go along for the ride. How lucky are we?
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 25, 2020
March Madness returns (in a Bubble?) Finally, “One Shining Moment” yet again graces our ears. I really missed it this year. The possibility of a March Madness Bubble is very real. The NBA Bubble was successful in an unprecedented way.
Hopefully, come March, fans can be a part of the Bubble as well, if there were to be one. Fingers crossed!
Bonus: inching closer to international play. The Cats were supposed to take on Michigan in London in December of this year. Obviously, that is not happening this year. The series between the two is now set to start in 2021 in Ann Arbor, moving to London in 2022, and then back in Lexington in 2023.
As a former Londoner, I cannot wait for the Cats to begin international play. People in London are actually much more into US sports than you would think, and I have a list of recommendations for Kentuckians traveling to London as long as my arm.
Here’s to fish ‘n chips and Cats ‘n Wolverines. Also, Coach Cal said he wants to meet the Queen. What a great photo op; one GOAT meets another.
For those who favor basketball rather than football, hang in there. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is November 25th.
Gobble gobble, BBN.