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SEC moving to 10-game conference-only schedule; season starts September 26

Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Well, I hope you like SEC football because that’s all Kentucky will play this fall.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, SEC presidents have agreed to a 10-game, conference-only schedule with an approved kickoff date of September 26. That means the Kentucky-Louisville game is off the table this year and the Governor’s Cup will reside in Lexington through at least 2021. The SEC Championship game is set for December 19.

The particulars, such as who Kentucky’s two additional opponents will be, are unknown. Here is Kentucky’s current SEC schedule:

  • Florida (Away)
  • South Carolina (Home)
  • Auburn (Away)
  • Vanderbilt (Home)
  • Missouri (Away)
  • Tennessee (Away)
  • Mississippi State (Home)
  • Georgia (Home)

The league is expected to announce the news at 4:45 p.m. ET.

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18 Comments for SEC moving to 10-game conference-only schedule; season starts September 26



  1. satcheluk
    4:21 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    Saw that coming. Revenue is way down, so this was they way to keep it all in the family.



  2. Arch Stanton
    4:21 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    I just don’t understand how conference games only is safer. What am I missing here?



    • tdub
      4:23 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

      I think it’s all about the conference money.



    • Lyle Evans
      4:27 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

      Long ago, I realized that any time you ask “why” in college sports, the answer is “money.”



    • JTHinton
      4:51 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

      Not exactly safer, but cheaper (no “buy” games)



    • mashburnfan1
      5:10 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

      Not all money or safety. Is about making it easier to schedule snd make changes if needed down the road. Is why other conferences are doing it as well



  3. Arch Stanton
    4:22 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    Ahhhh money…not safety….of course..



  4. bbn606
    4:29 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    Playing two less games is not really helping the situation.



    • satcheluk
      4:55 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

      Yes it is. That will be two more SEC games, so more TV revenue and no $1mm+ payments to other schools. Those two games additional TV revenue will make up a significant portion of the lost tock revenue.



  5. csnailnrun
    4:32 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    On the bright side, let our men feast on conference foes to take and earn their due respect. ??????????



  6. gasman01
    4:32 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    Curious who we add.. and if anyone will be able to attend



  7. GummyBear
    4:37 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    Alabama and LSU, I’m sure.



  8. CJKAssassin123
    4:37 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    It’s better than no football at all but it probably means no bowl game for UK this year. They would have to win four games in the SEC I think UK other opponents are going to be Alabama and LSU which both would be blow out losses. They will probably lose to Georgia, Florida,Tennessee,and South Carolina,and Mississippi State by my count the best they could do is 3-10 that though is depending if they beat Missouri Arkansas,and Vandy. Too bad Terry Touchdown will likely go out like this.



    • JTHinton
      4:53 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

      Looks like we will play at Ole Miss and home to LSU this season.

      At worst, I think we can pencil in Vanderbilt, Mizzou, South Carolina, and Ole Miss as easy wins.

      Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Auburn are all toss-ups.



  9. CJKAssassin123
    4:38 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    3-10



    • mashburnfan1
      5:05 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

      Want to put money on that. I will take over your 3 prediction no matter the schedule.



  10. blueballs80
    5:09 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    I guess we get to find out how good we are against Bama and LSU.



  11. tdub
    5:20 pm July 30, 2020 Permalink

    Hate to see the UL game go away this year.