Kentucky fans just may get the wish they’ve been asking for over the last several years. It’s been 12 seasons since Kentucky played in the Maui Classic and now over 20 since the Wildcats have had the opportunity to meet the Gonzaga Bulldogs in action. The last time the two played was November 27th, 2002 when Tubby Smith was in the midst of his Kentucky tenure. The Wildcats won, 80-72, and since haven’t been able to schedule a regular season game or met the Bulldogs in the NCAA Tournament.
Really interesting scheduling opportunity, if no roadblocks…
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) July 28, 2022
However, a meeting may just be on the horizon following Kentucky head coach John Calipari’s tweet from Thursday evening. Calipari tweeted “Really interesting scheduling opportunity, if no roadblocks…” with signs pointing towards Gonzaga. While Calipari could very well be talking about another school, it just isn’t as fun to think of anyone but Gonzaga.
North Carolina is interested in a future home-and-home, but couldn’t fit it in the schedule this year.
Gonzaga, on the other hand… https://t.co/yRnLbkk8tY
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) July 28, 2022
As of now there isn’t any indication on when or where the two teams (if Gonzaga is indeed the mystery team and the two programs can officially schedule a date) will meet. Each school doesn’t have very many incentives to travel to the other’s arena. However, it could be the start of a home-and-home like North Carolina is interested in establishing down the road. It could also be a one-time matchup for just this season. Only time will tell.
As of late June, the Bulldogs were ranked No. 2 in ESPN’s “Way Too Early” rankings with Kentucky coming in at No. 4. While both rosters are pretty much set, the Wildcats still have a chance to land reclassified big man Ugonna Kingsley with his decision set to come on Monday. His addition would likely be the final move for the upcoming season and certainly boost Kentucky’s roster as well as their ability to win a championship.
Long day. More rain in the forecast but the river is supposed to crest.
Pray for our community and we will see you tomorrow, resilient as ever. pic.twitter.com/JbcIlhc799
— City of Hazard (@hazardkygov) July 29, 2022
Continued prayers for all of Eastern Kentucky.
John Bol on Kentucky interest: “It’s a big school with a big name” – KSR
Well, he’s not wrong.
Alli Stumler ready to begin pro career in France – Vaught’s Views
Wishing her the best of luck.
Sheppard helping recruit “Dream Team” to Kentucky – KSR
This 2023 class has a chance to be an all-timer.
Barkley doesn’t receive an offer from LIV Golf – USA Today
Looks like Chuck is staying at TNT.
Bio Blast: Deuce Hogan – KSR
Learn more about UK’s backup QB.
‘Independent study’ clause removed from Murray’s contract – ESPN
What are the Cardinals doing?
Sheppard on impressive ESPN debut: “I just proved that I belong” – KSR
Yes. Yes, he does.
Metcalf, Seahawks agree to three-year, $72 million extension – ESPN
Nice pay day.