UK football schedule
Aug. 31 vs. WKU – Lost 35-26 (0-1)
Sept. 7 Miami (Ohio) - Won 41-7 (1-1)
Sept. 14 Louisville - Lost 27-13 (1-2)
Sept. 28 Florida - Lost 24-7 (1-3/0-1)
Oct. 5 at S Carolina - Lost 35-28 (1-4/0-2)
Oct. 12 Alabama - Lost 48-7 (1-5/0-3)
Oct. 24 at Miss St - Lost 28-22 (1-6/0-4)
Nov. 2 Alabama St - Won 48-14 (2-6/0-4)
Nov. 9 Missouri - Lost 48-17 (2-7/0-5)
Nov. 16 at Vanderbilt - Lost 22-6 (2-8/0-6)
Nov. 23 at Georgia - Lost 59-17 (2-9/0-7)
Nov. 30 Tennessee - Lost 27-14 (2-10/0-8)
UK basketball schedule
Nov. 1 Transylvania - Won 76-42
Nov. 4 Montevallo - Won 95-72
Nov. 8 UNC-Asheville - Won 89-57 (1-0)
Nov. 10 NKU - Won 93-63 (2-0)
Nov. 12 vs. Michigan St - Lost 78-74 (2-1)
Nov. 17 Robert Morris - Won 87-49 (3-1)
Nov. 19 Texas-Arlington - Won 105-76 (4-1)
Nov. 25 Cleveland State - Won 68-61 (5-1)
Nov. 27 Eastern Michigan - Won 81-63 (6-1)
Dec. 1 vs. Providence - Won 79-65 (7-1)
Dec. 6 vs. Baylor in Arlington, Texas
Dec. 10 Boise State
Dec. 14 at North Carolina
Dec. 21 Belmont
Dec. 28 Louisville
Jan. 8 Mississippi St
Jan. 11 at Vanderbilt
Jan. 14 at Arkansas
Jan. 18 Tennessee
Jan. 21 Texas A&M
Jan. 25 Georgia
Jan. 28 at LSU
Feb. 1 Missouri
Feb. 4 Ole Miss
Feb. 8 at Mississippi St
Feb. 12 Auburn
Feb. 15 Florida
Feb. 18 at Ole Miss
Feb. 22 LSU
Feb. 27 Arkansas
Mar. 1 at South Carolina
Mar. 4 Alabama
Mar. 8 at Florida
Mar. 12 SEC Tournament
ARLINGTON, Texas — Inside AT&T Stadium two less than two hours before the UK women tipoff against Baylor.
Photo by John Clay
ARLINGTON, Texas — I made it to Dallas. Left Lexington on 7 a.m. flight to Charlotte. Left Charlotte on 9:30 flight that was about 20 minutes late getting into Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, which is where the real fun began.
If you haven’t heard, they’ve had a little weather event. “Cleon” has produced a dusting of snow and lots of ice in the Dallas metroplex area. After landing at DWF, when the plane finally made it to out gate, the jetbridge was frozen and would not work. By the time they decided to take us to another gate, the baggage handlers were already in the process of unloading the bags. So we had to wait for them to finish.
Then they decided to tow the plane to the new gate. Only the two truck wasn’t big enough. We waited for another one. That didn’t work either. But by that time, they had unfrozen the jetbridge and we were able to get off the plane.
About an hour and a half after we landed.
Wanted to take a taxi to my hotel near AT&T Stadium, only there were no taxis. About 50 people line and not a single taxi to be seen outside the airport.
I lucked out there, however. After standing for just a few minutes, the taxi dispatcher started going down the line, asking if anyone was going to Arlington. A car service/SUV was going to Arlington. Four of us piled into his SUV. The driver said it would be $50 each. The normal taxi fare is $30. Beggars can’t be choosers. I might still be standing at the airport.
The roads here are still terrible — “This happens here once a year,” said the driver. “They don’t need to buy trucks or anything” — but I made it to my hotel. Got a nice Tex-Mex dinner next door. (The picture above is of its parking lot.) Ready to go.
Kentucky-Baylor women tip at 7:30. Kentucky-Baylor men are scheduled for 10 p.m.
Update: the matches have been postponed because of weather.
The Kentucky volleyball team, the 15th seed in what is now the program's ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament, opens post-season play Friday night against Duquense at Memorial Coliseum.
Michigan State (21-11) plays Ohio University (27-5) at 5:30, followed by Kentucky (21-8) vs. Duquense (20-9). The winners meet in a second-round matchup at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Here's UK volleyball coach Craig Skinner talking about this weekend's action.
College basketball on television tonight:
- 7:00 – LIU-Brooklyn at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1)
- 7:00 – West Virginia at Missouri (ESPN2)
- 7:00 – TCU at Mississippi State (ESPNU)
- 8:00 – Providence at Rhode Island (CBS Sports)
- 9:00 – Ole Miss at Kansas State (ESPN2)
- 9:00 – High Point at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1)
Big Blue Links for Thursday:
- Dallas area could see widespread icing starting Thursday night
- Kentucky fans are monitoring the weather in Texas
- Randle faces sizable challenge from Baylor in homecoming
- Idea for UK-Baylor doubleheader was born over dinner
- Realism combines with optimism as UK football heads to off-season
- How Kentucky can correct its first-half issues
- Scouting the Baylor Bears
- Booker, Lyles excited to see UK fans at Hoop Fest
- Turner set to play on ESPNU tonight
- Richardson’s high school coach feels lineman is ready for UK
- Kentucky basketball teams to Cowboy Up in Dallas
- UK unfazed by prospect of facing Baylor zone on big stage
- AT&T Stadium won’t be full, but it will be different environment
- Cousins denies he was taking a shot at Derrick Rose
- Is Kentucky football on the right path?
- Calipari is having to do different things with his young Cats
SEC links for Thursday:
- The run of SEC football times may be about to end
- Slowing Auburn’s rushing attack will take discipline for Missouri
- Malzahn responds to SI report about Texas being his dream job
- Auburn learned much from the lone loss of its season
- Missouri in SEC title game aberration or new reality?
- Josey’s impact on Missouri loud and clear
- Missouri basketball facing first big tests of season
- Texas A&M basketball ends skid to beat Houston
- Randolph leads Alabama basketball past North Florida
- Mississippi State ready for power basketball against TCU
- Rolling Rebels hit the road against Kansas State
- Stallings says Vanderbilt players not listening about how to win
- Are the Muschamp-Zook comparisons fair?
- Should Georgia’s Murray get Heisman consideration?
- Mettenberger brought toughness, stability to LSU quarterback
- Injury may not impact Mettenberger’s draft status
- Number of injured SEC quarterbacks continues to grow
- LSU football has more than Alabama to worry about in West
At his press conference today, UK coach John Calipari talked about Friday night’s game with Baylor, saying the Bears are likely to play a lot of zone defense against the Cats at AT&T Stadium.
Calipari also talked about Julius Randle and how the new rules are affecting defenses. Spoiler alert: Calipari isn’t Lute Olson. He likes the new rules.
It will be a homecoming on Friday night when Kentucky freshman Julius Randle returns to the Big D. That would be Dallas. Specifically, that would be Arlington, where UK plays Baylor on Friday night in AT&T Stadium.
Randle said today that, yes, he has been to AT&T Stadium for a basketball game. He also said that, yes, he knew this game was on the UK schedule when the Cats recruited the 6-foot-9 forward. And yes, he brought up that the Final Four is to be played in the home of the Dallas Cowboys, as well.
Randle is coming off the first non-double-double game of his college career. After seven straight games of double-digit points and rebounds, Randle was held to 12 points and eight rebounds in UK’s 79-65 win over Providence on Sunday night in Brooklyn. It was also the first game this year that Randle failed to get a single offensive rebounds. Previously, he had no
Randle said he expects to have plenty of family friends on hand on Friday night. He said he didn’t feel any added pressure playing back home.
The Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, are from Fort Bend, Texas.
Randle was asked for a Dallas restaurant recommendation. His pick for streaks: III Forks Steakhouse.
Julius Randle game-by-game
It’s press conference day at Memorial Coliseum, where we just heard from UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell about Friday night’s game against Baylor.
Kentucky is ranked No. 5 and Baylor No. 9 in the latest Associated Press poll. UK is 8-0. Baylor is 6-0. Baylor won last year’s meeting 85-51 in Waco.
In the first video, Mitchell talks about how John Calipari set up the doubleheader. In the second video, John Calipari talks about why he wanted to include the women.