As previously reported by Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com, Kentucky is looking to host a multi-team event Nov. 27 with Richmond and Detroit-Mercy, and possibly Hartford, sources confirmed. Brad Calipari, the son of Kentucky coach John Calipari, is now at Detroit-Mercy. “We have to make sure that we’re taking care of some of the smaller schools that are missing out on buy games that could end their program,” Calipari said on a recent Andy Katz podcast, via KSR. “Those are scholarships for kids. My son goes to Detroit. I don’t want that program to say, ‘Okay, we’re done. We can’t operate.’ How we do that, the three of us have talked. How do we come up with something? Is it push it forward? Is it give them a percentage by coming in all together and we’ll play it together and you get something to where they can be involved in this. I don’t have the answer to all that, but I think that’s one of the things we have to talk about.” As for the Champions Classic featuring Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and Michigan State, that will likely be played sometime between Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Katz reported. The event was originally slated for Nov. 10 in Chicago, but the NCAA recently announced the season will begin Nov. 25.
I’m told this event in Atlanta will become a bubble Dec. 10-17 and add games. The Kentucky-Georgia Tech game is a stand-alone. pic.twitter.com/1RjMBR8b3w— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 18, 2020
Kentucky’s Dec. 12 game with Notre Dame at Rupp Arena remains on, sources said.
Tentative scheduling plans: Champions Classic (Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State) and Jimmy V Classic (Baylor, Rutgers, Gonzaga, Tennessee) sometime between Dec 1-5 (likely Orlando); ACC-Big Ten Challenge looking at moving to Dec. 8-9, sites TBD.— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) September 18, 2020
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The Notre Dame-Kentucky game for Dec. 12 at Rupp remains on, per source.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 19, 2020