Many fans and readers have been wondering why the powers that be decided to schedule this season’s Kentucky vs. Louisville game at 1:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon in December.
According to UK deputy director of athletics DeWayne Peevy, the odd time was due to scheduling conflicts that prevented the game from being played before Christmas.
Here is his explanation via the Courier-Journal:
DeWayne Peevy, University of Kentucky deputy director of athletics, called the date and start time “unique” due to scheduling conflicts that prevented the game from being played before Christmas.
Louisville plays Memphis Dec. 16 in New York City and the Wildcats face UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic Dec. 23 in New Orleans.
“Our goal in scheduling this game was to make sure it stayed on a broadcast network so the largest possible audience in Kentucky could watch this marquee matchup,” Peevy said.