SEC-Big 12 Challenge to replace SEC-Big East series

Andy Katz of ESPN reports that the SEC-Big East Challenge is going by the wayside and will be replaced by an SEC-Big 12 challenge in 2013-14.

With the Big East losing Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the ACC after this season and then Rutgers to the Big 10 and Louisville to the ACC in the near future, the SEC decided it no longer wanted to play an annual series against the leftover teams from the conference. That feeling was cemented when the so-called Catholic Seven schools decided they too were leaving the Big East to form their own conference.

Thus the SEC and Big 12 appear to be a much better fit. We could see a Kentucky-Kansas game or a Kentucky-Texas game down the road.

Katz reports that the games will be home-and-home, much like the ACC-Big 10 Challenge series, which is even better.

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