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Calipari offers advice for getting more games in Louisville

At a public practice in Louisville’s Freedom Hall Sunday night,  University of Kentucky coach John Calipari coached fans on winning more Wildcat games in Cardinal territory.
Talking to the crowd of about 4,000, Calipari said, “no question we’d like to play more than one game here. I wouldn’t be against us moving a league (Southeastern Conference) game here. But they have to be sellouts.
“It’s easier for me to sell we should move games to Louisville if they (the UK administration) see a packed house,” said Calipari, urging fans to buy tickets.
UK plays a winless UNC Asheville Monday night in Freedom Hall. In advance, the team held the Sunday workout.
About 13,000 tickets have been sold for Monday’s game. The capacity is 19,200.

UK-UConn tickets on sale Tuesday

Tickets go on sale Tuesday for some of the Big East-SEC Invitational games, including the Kentucky-Connecticut game in Madison Square Garden.

The tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The UK-Conn game will be part of a double-header in Madison Square Garden on Dec. 9. Georgia will play St. John’s in the first game (7 p.m. tip off) followed by UK-Conn.

Fans can buy tickets online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 866-858-0008. Prices are $70, $60 and $30. College students and groups of 20 or more can buy tickets for $15 each.

Tip-off times announced for Cancun games

Kentucky will play an afternoon game followed by a late-night game in the Cancun Challenge in November. Organizers announced the tip-off times on Friday.

Here’s the release:

Times for the 2009 Cancun Challenge games in Cancun have been set as announced by tournament organizers on Friday.

The Wildcats will take on the Cleveland State Vikings at 4:30 p.m. ET in Cancun on Nov. 24. The winner of the Kentucky-Cleveland State game will take on the winner of the Stanford-Virginia game on Nov. 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET. The losers will play prior to that at 7:00 p.m. ET. All games will be played at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun.

The tournament schedule for games in Cancun is as follows:

Nov. 24

Florida A&M vs Rider, 11:00 AM ET

Oral Roberts vs. Sam Houston State, 1:30 PM ET

Kentucky vs. Cleveland State, 4:30 PM ET

Virginia vs. Stanford, 7:00 PM ET

Nov. 25

Florida A&M-Rider loser vs.Oral Roberts-Sam Houston State loser, 1:30 PM ET

Florida A&M-Rider winner vs. Oral Roberts-Sam Houston State winner, 4:00 PM ET

Kentucky-Cleveland St. loser vs. Virginia-Stanford loser, 7:00 PM ET

Kentucky-Cleveland St. winner vs. Virginia-Stanford winner, 9:30 PM ET

Seating is limited for this exclusive event, and all fans must book travel packages through Triple Crown Sports or a designated travel agency for admission into games in Cancun. Games in Cancun will be played November 24 and 25. For travel packages and information, contact Melissa Koza at 970.672.0567 or Melissa@triplecrownsports.com or visit the website at www.cancunchallenge.net.

Here is full TV schedule of ESPN for SEC games

Here’s all the SEC games that ESPN will televise in the 2009-10 season:

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Sat., Jan. 9

noon

Florida at Vanderbilt

ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

1:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Mississippi

SEC Network

1:30 p.m.

South Carolina at Auburn

SEC Network

4 p.m.

Georgia at Kentucky

SEC Network

5 p.m.

Alabama at LSU

FSN

Tue., Jan. 12

9 p.m.

Kentucky at Florida

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Wed., Jan 13

8 p.m.

LSU at South Carolina

SEC Network

8 p.m.

Mississippi at Georgia

SEC Network

9 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Alabama

CSS

Thu., Jan. 14

7 p.m.

Auburn at Tennessee

ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

7 p.m.

Arkansas at Mississippi State

ESPNU

Sat., Jan. 16

1:30 p.m.

Alabama at Arkansas

SEC Network

1:30 p.m.

Mississippi at Tennessee

SEC Network

3 p.m.

Georgia at Mississippi State

ESPN2 / ESPN360.com


4 p.m.

Kentucky at Auburn

SEC Network

6 p.m.

Vanderbilt at South Carolina

CSS

8 p.m.

LSU at Florida

FSN

Tue., Jan. 19

7 p.m.

Tennessee at Alabama

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Wed., Jan. 20

8 p.m.

Auburn at LSU

SEC Network

9 p.m.

South Carolina at Mississippi

CSS

Thu., Jan. 21

9 p.m.

Florida at Arkansas

ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

Sat., Jan. 23

1:30 p.m.

Auburn at Vanderbilt

SEC Network

1:30 p.m.

Mississippi at LSU

SEC Network

4 p.m.

Arkansas at Kentucky

SEC Network

5 p.m.

Tennessee at Georgia

FSN

6 p.m.

South Carolina at Florida

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Tue., Jan. 26

9 p.m.

Kentucky at South Carolina

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Wed., Jan. 27

7 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Tennessee

ESPNU

7 p.m.

Georgia at Florida

CSS

8 p.m.

LSU at Alabama

SEC Network

Thu., Jan. 28

7 p.m.

Mississippi State at Arkansas

ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

7 p.m.

Mississippi at Auburn

ESPNU

Sat., Jan. 30

1:30 p.m.

LSU at Mississippi State

SEC Network

4 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Kentucky

ESPN / ESPN360.com

4 p.m.

Alabama at Auburn

SEC Network

4 p.m.

Arkansas at Mississippi

SEC Network

7 p.m.

Georgia at South Carolina

FSN

Tue., Feb. 2

7 p.m.

Mississippi at Kentucky

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Wed., Feb. 3

7 p.m.

Arkansas at Georgia

CSS

8 p.m.

Mississippi State at Vanderbilt

SEC Network

Thu., Feb. 4

7 p.m.

Florida at Alabama

ESPNU

9 p.m.

Tennessee at LSU

ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

Sat., Feb. 6

1:30 p.m.

Auburn at Arkansas

SEC Network

1:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Florida

SEC Network

4 p.m.

Kentucky at LSU

SEC Network

6 p.m.

South Carolina at Tennessee

ESPN / ESPN360.com

6 p.m.

Alabama at Mississippi

FSN

8 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Georgia

FSN

Tue., Feb. 9

7 p.m.

Tennessee at Vanderbilt

ESPN / ESPN360.com

9 p.m.

Alabama at Kentucky

ESPNU

Wed., Feb. 10

8 p.m.

Florida at South Carolina

SEC Network

8 p.m.

LSU at Arkansas

SEC Network

9 p.m.

Georgia at Auburn

CSS

Thu., Feb. 11

9 p.m.

Mississippi at Mississippi State

ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

Sat., Feb. 13

1:30 p.m.

LSU at Vanderbilt

SEC Network

4 p.m.

Arkansas at Alabama

SEC Network

4 p.m.

South Carolina at Georgia

SEC Network

7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi State

FSN

9 p.m.

Tennessee at Kentucky

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Tue., Feb. 16

9 p.m.

Kentucky at Mississippi State

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Wed., Feb. 17

8 p.m.

Georgia at Tennessee

SEC Network

9 p.m.

South Carolina at Arkansas

CSS

Thu., Feb. 18

7 p.m.

Auburn at Florida

ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

7 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Mississippi

ESPNU

Sat., Feb. 20

1:30 p.m.

Tennessee at South Carolina

SEC Network

4 p.m.

Alabama at Georgia

SEC Network

4 p.m.

Mississippi State at LSU

SEC Network

6 p.m.

Kentucky at Vanderbilt

ESPN / ESPN360.com

7 p.m.

Arkansas at Auburn

FSN

Tue., Feb. 23

9 p.m.

Tennessee at Florida

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Wed., Feb. 24

8 p.m.

Arkansas at LSU

SEC Network

8 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi

SEC Network

9 p.m.

Alabama at Mississippi State

CSS

Thu., Feb. 25

7 p.m.

Georgia at Vanderbilt

ESPNU

9 p.m.

South Carolina at Kentucky

ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

Sat., Feb. 27

1:30 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Arkansas

SEC Network

2 p.m.

Mississippi at Alabama

ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

4 p.m.

Florida at Georgia

SEC Network

6 p.m.

Mississippi State at South Carolina

ESPN / ESPN360.com

7 p.m.

LSU at Auburn

FSN

Tue., March 2

7 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Florida

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Wed., March 3

7 p.m.

Alabama at South Carolina

ESPNU

7 p.m.

Arkansas at Tennessee

CSS

8 p.m.

Kentucky at Georgia

SEC Network

8 p.m.

Mississippi State at Auburn

SEC Network

Thu., March 4

9 p.m.

LSU at Mississippi

ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

Sat., March 6

1:30 p.m.

Auburn at Alabama

SEC Network

2 p.m.

South Carolina at Vanderbilt

ESPN2 / ESPN360.com

4 p.m.

Mississippi at Arkansas

SEC Network

5 p.m.

Georgia at LSU

FSN

6 p.m.

Tennessee at Mississippi State

ESPN / ESPN360.com

Thu., March 11

1 p.m.

SEC Tournament Game 1

SEC Network

3:15 p.m.

SEC Tournament Game 2

SEC Network

7:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament Game 3

SEC Network

9:45 p.m.

SEC Tournament Game 4

SEC Network

Fri., March 12

1 p.m.

SEC Tournament Game 5

SEC Network

3:15 p.m.

SEC Tournament Game 6

SEC Network

7:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament Game 7

SEC Network

9:45 p.m.

SEC Tournament Game 8

SEC Network

Sat., March 13

1 p.m.

SEC Tournament – Semifinal

ABC

3:15 p.m.

SEC Tournament – Semifinal

ABC

Sun., March 14

1 p.m.

SEC Tournament – Championship

ABC

Here are UK league games

The release of Kentucky’s basketball schedule for 2009-10 got a big boost Thursday when ESPN and the SEC announced its full television schedule for the Southeastern Conference.

That release revealed the bulk of UK’s conference schedule. Only a few non-conference games remain officially unknown.

UK plans to officially announce its full schedule on a television show tonight beginning at 10 p.m. In Lexington, the show can be seen on WKYT, channel 27.

Here’s UK’s conference schedule:

Jan. 9 — Georgia — 4 p.m. tipoff.

Jan. 12 — At Florida — 9 p.m.

Jan. 16 — At Auburn — 4 p.m.

Jan. 23 — Arkansas — 4 p.m.

Jan. 26 — At South Carolina — 9 p.m.

Jan. 30 — Vanderbilt — 4 p.m.

Feb. 2 — Ole Miss — 7 p.m.

Feb. 6 — At LSU — 4 p.m.

Feb. 9 — Alabama — 9 p.m.

Feb. 13 — Tennessee — 9 p.m.

Feb. 16 — At Mississippi State — 9 p.m.

Feb. 20 — at Vanderbilt — 6 p.m.

Feb. 25 — South Carolina — 9 p.m.

Feb. 27 — at Tennessee — noon

March 3 — At Georgia — 8 p.m.

March 7 — Florida — noon

UK to release schedule Thursday night

Kentucky basketball will unveil its schedule on a Thursday night television special on the Big Blue Sports Network. The school plans to scoop its own unveiling by posting the schedule on its website at 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, here’s an incomplete listing of the game we’ve been able to figure out:

Nov. 13 Morehead State

Nov. 19 Sam Houston State

Nov. 21 Rider

Nov. 24 Cleveland State (at Cancun, Mexico)

Nov. 25 Virginia or Stanford (at Cancun, Mexico)

Nov. 30 UNC Asheville (at Louisville)

Dec. 5 North Carolina

Dec. 9 Connecticut (at Madison Square Garden)

Dec. 12 at Indiana

Dec. 19 Austin Peay

Jan. 2 Louisville

Jan. 12 at Florida

Jan. 26 at South Carolina

Feb. 2 Ole Miss

Feb. 16 at Mississippi State

ESPN plans to announce all but five of the Southeastern Conference league games Thursday afternoon. That will flesh out much of Kentucky’s schedule. That should leave only a handful of non-conference games to complete the schedule.

The TV show will provide tipoff times and television coverage for all games.

UK schedule show at 10 p.m., school confirms

Kentucky belatedly confirmed on Wednesday what was common knowledge on Tuesday: That UK’s basketball schedule for the 2009-10 season will be unveiled on a television show at 10 p.m. on Thursday.

In Lexington, the show can be seen on WKYT, channel 27.

Those wanting a sneak preview can get it on the UK athletics website at 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Here’s an edited version of a UK news release:

The TV show will include interviews with UK players and Coach John Calipari.

The 9 p.m. release will be on the CatScratches blog affiliated with UKathletics.com.

UK announces pairings for Cancun challenge

Kentucky gave a peek at its 2009-10 schedule on Tuesday by announcing the pairings for the Cancun (Mexico) Challenge, which will be played Thanksgiving week.

UK will play Cleveland State on Nov. 24 in one semifinal game. Virginia will play Stanford in the other semifinal.

The event begins with two warmup games for UK, Cleveland State, Virginia and Stanford. UK plays Sam Houston State on Nov. 19 and Rider on Nov. 21 in its warmup games.

Here’s the pairings for the games in Mexico:

Nov. 24

Kentucky vs. Cleveland State

Virginia vs. Stanford

Florida A&M vs Rider

Oral Roberts vs. Sam Houston State

Nov. 25

Kentucky-Cleveland St. winner vs. Virginia-Stanford winner

Kentucky-Cleveland St. loser vs. Virginia-Stanford loser

Florida A&M-Rider winner vs. Oral Roberts-Sam Houston State winner

Florida A&M-Rider loser vs.Oral Roberts-Sam Houston State loser

Here’s the schedule for the warmup games:

Schedule of U.S.-based games

Game times TBA

Nov. 18

Oral Roberts at Stanford

Nov. 19

Sam Houston State at Kentucky

Rider at Virginia

Florida A&M at Cleveland State

Nov. 21

Florida A&M at Stanford

Oral Roberts at Virginia

Rider at Kentucky

Sam Houston State at Cleveland State

Seating is limited for this exclusive event, and all fans must book travel packages through Triple Crown Sports or a designated travel agency for admission into games in Cancun. Games in Cancun will be played November 24 and 25. For travel packages and information, contact Melissa Koza at 970-672-0567 or Melissa@triplecrownsports.com or visit the website at www.cancunchallenge.net.

UK to equal record for GameDay appearances

For the third time, the ESPN GameDay crew will stage its show in Lexington. The game is against Tennessee on Feb. 13.

That ties a record for GameDay appearances. Kansas also has hosted GameDay three times.

Syracuse will also play host for a third time this season.

Kentucky had GameDay in Lexington for games in the 2004-05 and 2006-07 season.

Several programs have had GameDay at two home games. Those programs are Memphis,
Louisville, Florida, Gonzaga, Duke, Texas and North Carolina.

In case you missed it, here’s that GameDay schedule for the 2009-10 season.

Scheduled sites for College GameDay and Saturday Primetime:

 

Date                
Site                                       Game (All
9 p.m.
ET
on ESPN unless otherwise
noted)

Jan.
16            
Storrs, Conn.                         Notre Dame at
Connecticut (women’s)

Jan.
23            
Clemson, S.C.                        Duke at
Clemson

Jan.
30            
Manhattan, Kan.                     Kansas at
Kansas State (6 p.m. show and game at 7 p.m.)

Feb.
6              
Champaign, Ill.                       Michigan
State at Illinois

Feb.
13            
Lexington, Ky.                        Tennessee at
Kentucky

Feb.
20            
Seattle, Wash.                        UCLA at
Washington

Feb.
27            
Syracuse, N.Y.                       Villanova at
Syracuse

Mar.
6              
Durham, N.C.                         North
Carolina at Duke

UK to announce schedule this week

Kentucky basketball will announce its 2009-10 schedule this week.

Exactly when remains unclear as of 2 p.m. EDT, even though WKYT (Lexington’s Channel 27) has said on its website that the schedule will be unveiled on a TV show Thursday beginning at 10 p.m.

In a tweet, UK spokesman DeWayne Peevy said that notice was “premature.” But he didn’t say it was inaccurate. We’ll see. . .

An e-mail from Channel 27 contained no wiggle room. The schedule will be unveiled on a “John Calipari Special” from 10 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, the e-mail said. The program will be called “Cal’s Cats: The Calendar.”

“Please change all listings to reflect this,” the e-mail from WKYT Vice President for Programming Barbara Howard reads.

Meanwhile, a TV show this week would fit UK’s original timetable. The school had been waiting for ESPN to release its television schedule. That process began Monday with the release of the Super Tuesday schedule of games for this coming season.

ESPN plans to release its entire Southeastern Conference schedule of telecasts on Thursday.

UK is unveiling the schedule as part of its television/radio rights package with IMG.