The Wildcats open the home portion of their schedule on Nov. 16 with three straight home games against Lafayette College (Pa.), Morehead State (Nov. 21) and Long Island University (Nov. 23). All three games are a part of the Barclays Center Classic.
Kentucky returns to South Bend, Ind., for the first time since the 2008-09 season on Nov. 29 to take on Notre Dame in the SEC/Big East Challenge. The Wildcats will return home for five straight games beginning with the Baylor Bears on Dec. 1, followed by home games against Samford (Dec. 4), Portland (Dec. 8), Lipscomb (Dec. 15) and Marshall (Dec. 22).
The annual UK-UL game will close out the 2012 calendar on Dec. 29 in Louisville. The Wildcats will ring in the New Year on Jan. 2 hosting Eastern Michigan in UK's final non-conference tune-up before Southeastern Conference play begins Jan. 8-10.
Prior to regular-season action, Kentucky hosts a pair of exhibition games. The first will be Nov. 1 against Northwood, while the second exhibition will take place Nov.5, when Kentucky hosts in-town rival Transylvania for the second consecutive year.
Kentucky begins formal preparations for the season with Big Blue Madness on Friday, Oct. 12, at Rupp Arena, followed by the Blue-White Scrimmage on Oct. 24.
So UofL, Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame, and Baylor.....meh...get North Carolina and Indiana back on there and add Kansas. Glad to see us have Duke on the schedule. I get that the Baylor game is to help the women's program since it will be at Jerryworld in Dallas, Notre Dame used to a big rivalry game for both fan bases. Don't think many Kentuckians give a rats ass about Notre Dame....they're in Indiana so eff 'em. I do like the Maryland game...adding an intriguing game like this to a set OOC of UofL, IU, UNC, KU....that's good stuff. Put the Terps, Cuse, UConn, UCLA, whoever....add one of those schools once a year for a neutral site matchup. That'd add some serious spice to the schedule and would give us something to look forward to each year in addition to our traditional rivals.
Edited by PuddingTime, 10 July 2012 - 10:03 PM.