Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
UK's non conference schedule was released yesterday for the 2011-12 season. A good non conference sked with a decent number of cupcakes. I won't identify the cupcakes at risk of ofending fans of other teams on this site.
Mark down December 3rd as must see TV. UK host UNC that day in what could be an early season battle of number 1 against number 2. UK also plays Kansas,St.Johns and their annual battles with Indiana and Louisville. The UL game is a New Years Eve game.
While it may look good on paper, this is probably as weak as Cal's first season here, the UNC game notwithstanding.
Kansas is going to be down this year. St Johns is bringing in a top recruiting class into Rupp (second to the Cats of course) but will likely be overmatched. Indiana is in a do or die situation IMO this season and could fall either way (IU gives us a good game in Bloomington or completely falls apart). Cal has owned Louisville twice and I really think the game has passed Pitino by. I don't see them being a two seed like what Lunardi is suggesting.
The rest are basically cupcakes.