We are thankfully down to the final week of the crowded overlap between Kentucky football and Kentucky men’s basketball.
Off to a 4-1 start, John Calipari’s basketball Cats play Fort Wayne at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Rupp Arena. They return to action Sunday to play the University of Illinois-Chicago, or UIC, at 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, Mark Stoops’ football Cats welcome Lamar Jackson and Louisville to Kroger Field on Saturday at noon for the annual renewal of the Governor’s Cup.
I talked with my colleague and fellow Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist Mark Story about the UK basketball start, the attendance decline for these early games and the prospect of the young Cats moving forward.
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We also talked about the UK vs. U of L football matchup, Kentucky’s 42-13 loss at Georgia last week and whether this could be Jackson’s final regular season game for the Cardinals. Mark has a game-by-game rundown of each of the Kentucky-Louisville football contests in the modern era.
Here’s my podcast with the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts about how UK fared in college basketball’s early signing period and what could happen between now and the spring period.
Fort Wayne at Kentucky basketball
When: Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Where: Rupp Arena in Lexington
TV: SEC Network with Richard Cross, Dane Bradshaw and Stormy Buanontony
Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt
Louisville at Kentucky football
When: Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Kroger Field in Lexington
TV: SEC Network with Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware and Olivia Harlan
Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach, Jeff Piecoro and Dick Gabriel