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Monday / June 17.
  • Matchups for 2022 Big 12/SEC Challenge

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    The Big 12/SEC Challenge will be back in 2022 with 10 games set to be played on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

    In its ninth year, the Big 12/SEC Challenge is set to feature 10 games, including a matchup between the defending champion Baylor Bears and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

    The event also features a matchup between blue-bloods Kansas and Kentucky with a chance with history on the line.

    Kentucky is currently four games ahead of Kansas on the NCAA’s all-time wins list.

    Kentucky will play KU at Allen Fieldhouse in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge this season. Looks like Jan. 29 is the date. Official announcement will be coming today.

    The event will feature all 10 of the Big 12’s teams and 10 of the SEC’s 14 teams. Each of the 10 SEC teams that participate in the 2022 Challenge will be a part of the 2023 event.

    The SEC won the 2021 SEC/Big 12 Challenge by winning five of the nine games played. The SEC holds a 25-24 advantage over the last five years of the event.

    This will be the seventh year that a bye in the league schedule for participating teams was created to accommodate the single-day format. The first two years of the challenge were played over several days in November and December but the last six events have been consolidated to one single day in January. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise the contests.

    Start times and network designations will be announced at a later date.

    Big 12/SEC Challenge (January 29, 2022):

    No. 19 LSU at TCU | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
    Oklahoma at No. 1 Auburn | 2 p.m. | ESPN
    Missouri at No. 23 Iowa State | 2 p.m. | ESPNU
    West Virginia at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
    No. 4 Baylor at Alabama | 4 p.m. | ESPN
    Kansas State at Ole Miss | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
    Oklahoma State at Florida | 4 p.m. | ESPN2
    No. 12 Kentucky at No. 5 Kansas | 6 p.m. | ESPN
    Mississippi State at No. 13 Texas Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN2
    No. 18 Tennessee at Texas | 8 p.m. | ESPN

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