NEW YORK — Kentucky is “highly unlikely to participate in the 2013 Carrier Classic,” a Kentucky source told SNY.tv.
A source close to the event earlier told SNY.tv that Kentucky was among the schools invited and expected to headline the expanded 2013 event.
Texas, N.C. State, Missouri, Florida State, Gonzaga and Davidson are among the other schools invited to participate in the eight-team event, according to the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly. The source said four teams had so far agreed to participate.
“We’re going to expand the event and invite more teams so we can do more for the military,” Michael Watkins, Tournament Director Operations, said at a press conference here promoting this year’s game between Ohio State and Marquette Nov. 9 on the USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.