Get up, get moving, this is no ordinary Monday. We get Kentucky’s new 2020 football schedule today.
The SEC Network will air a football schedule release special at 7 p.m. tonight in which all 14 SEC league teams and their fans will learn the new 2020 Southeastern Conference football schedules. Dari Nowkhah will host the show and several familiar faces, including Rece Davis, Greg McElroy, Roman Harper, Laura Rutledge and Kirk Herbstreit, will provide analysis and additional commentary as the SEC takes the next big step toward playing football.
But wait, it gets better.
At 3 o’clock today, the SEC will give us a taste test by releasing the Week 1 schedule on the Paul Finebaum Show. So if you can’t wait another 10 hours to learn the Cats’ first opponent in the upcoming football season, tune in to Pawl at 3:00 Eastern to hear Kentucky’s first matchup. Or check here because we’ll let you know as soon as we know.
Here’s what else there is to know as you begin the new work week:
— Once the Kentucky players learn their order of opponents tonight, they’ll need to go straight to bed because tomorrow marks the start of hitting each other. Tuesday is the day Mark Stoops’ Wildcats will pad up for the first full contact practice of the fall. Full contact practice is important if we’re going to have a season, it also means more football talk for the rest of us until said season begins.
— The NBA Playoffs start today. (I told you it’s no ordinary Monday.) Right at about the time you’re getting back to work from your lunch break, Jamal Murray’s Denver Nuggets will host the Utah Jazz in the first playoff game at 1:30 pm. Three more playoff games–Raptors vs. Nets, Celtics vs. 76ers, and Clippers vs. Mavs–will follow throughout the day/night in the bubble as we get 10 straight hours of basketball on ESPN.
These are your NBA Playoff matchups:
West 1st Round: (1) Lakers vs. (8) Blazers
West 1st Round: (2) Clippers vs. (7) Mavericks
West 1st Round: (3) Nuggets vs. (6) Jazz
West 1st Round: (4) Rockets vs. (5) Thunder
East 1st Round: (1) Bucks vs. (8) Magic
East 1st Round: (2) Raptors vs. (7) Nets
East 1st Round: (3) Celtics vs. (6) 76ers
East 1st Round: (4) Pacers vs. (5) Heat
But wait, there’s more!
— On this no ordinary Monday, we also have one of Mark Stoops’ recruiting targets to keep a close eye on because Maxwell Hairston, a three-star cornerback out of Michigan, is scheduled to make his announcement this afternoon.
Announcing my commitment tomorrow @ 3:30pm EST!
Most definitely worth the wait? pic.twitter.com/g0jAmoAKKU
— ??????? ?. ???????? ¹? (@MHairston22) August 16, 2020
Hairson is also considering Cincinnati, Minnesota and Purdue, among others; however, all seven of his Crystal Ball predictions point to Lexington. We’ll find out soon.
— I should mention you can also watch the NHL Playoffs today, if you’re into that kind of thing. Hockey begins at 3:00 with Carolina and Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the Eastern first round.
But wait, there’s more!
— It’s Vince Marrow’s birthday!
Wish the Big Dawg a Happy Birthday below in the comments.
It’s Archie Goodwin’s birthday too. His burrrrthday.
— It’s Knox County Day on KSR. Ryan Lemond is still in South Carolina, but Matt Jones, Shannon The Dude and I will take you through Knott County after we recap the weekend and pep Shannon up for his walk later this week. Tune in at 10 a.m.