Posted: 3:02 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
By Mike Rutherford
Plan your winter lives accordingly:
|Date||Opponent / Event||Location||Time / Result|
|10/29/13||vs. KENTUCKY WESLEYAN *||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|11/06/13||vs. PIKEVILLE *||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|11/09/13||vs. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON||KFC YUM! CENTER||1:00 p.m. ET|
|HALL OF FAME CLASSIC|
|11/12/13||vs. HOFSTRA||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|11/23/13||vs. Fairfield||Uncasville, Conn.||2:00 p.m. ET|
|11/24/13||North Carolina/Richmond||Uncasville, Conn.||1 or 3 PM ET|
|11/15/13||vs. CORNELL||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|11/29/13||vs. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI #||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|12/04/13||vs. MISSOURI KANSAS CITY||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|12/07/13||vs. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE||KFC YUM! CENTER||1:00 p.m. ET|
|BILLY MINARDI CLASSIC|
|12/14/13||vs. WESTERN KENTUCKY||KFC YUM! CENTER||12:00 p.m. ET|
|12/17/13||vs. MISSOURI STATE||KFC YUM! CENTER||9:00 p.m. ET|
|12/21/13||at Florida International||Miami, Fla.||5:00 p.m. ET|
|12/28/13||at Kentucky||Lexington, Ky.||4:00 p.m. ET|
|12/31/13||at UCF #||Orlando, Fla.||5:00 p.m. ET|
|01/04/14||at Rutgers #||Piscataway, N.J.||2 or PM ET|
|01/09/14||vs. MEMPHIS #||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|01/12/14||vs. SMU #||KFC YUM! CENTER||2:00 p.m. ET|
|01/16/14||vs. HOUSTON #||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|01/18/14||at Connecticut #||Storrs, Conn.||9:00 p.m. ET|
|01/22/14||at USF #||Tampa, Fla.||7:00 p.m. ET|
|01/30/14||vs. CINCINNATI #||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|02/01/14||vs. UCF #||KFC YUM! CENTER||9:00 p.m. ET|
|02/05/14||at Houston #||Houston, Texas||9:00 p.m. ET|
|02/13/14||at Temple||Philadelphia, Pa.||7:00 p.m. ET|
|02/16/14||vs. RUTGERS #||KFC YUM! CENTER||6:00 p.m. ET|
|02/18/14||vs. USF #||KFC YUM! CENTER||7:00 p.m. ET|
|02/22/14||at Cincinnati #||Cincinnati, Ohio||12:00 p.m. ET|
|02/27/14||vs. TEMPLE #||KFC YUM! CENTER||9:00 p.m. ET|
|03/01/14||at Memphis #||Memphis, Tenn.||2:00 p.m. ET|
|03/05/14||at SMU #||Dallas, Texas||7:00 p.m. ET|
|03/08/14||vs. CONNECTICUT #||KFC YUM! CENTER||2:00 p.m. ET|
|AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP|
|03/12/14||First Round||Memphis, Tenn.||TBA|
--It feels really weird seeing the mix of old Conference USA and Big East foes on the conference schedule. This is going to be a really odd year on purgatory.
--Save the date: Jan. 16.
--Nice to see Pitino again reaching out to a former assistant as the Cards will face Kareem Richardson and UMKC on Dec. 4. They'll also still play at FIU despite Richard Pitino's departure for Minnesota.
--I was hoping UConn would be the regular season finale, and I am not disappointed. Should be a terrific atmosphere for Russ' final game in the Yum.
--We really need the North Carolina game to happen.
--The lack of a rugged Big East schedule leaves less margin for error during the non-conference portion of the season than we've known in years past. Basically, there's zero chance of a scenario where Louisville loses five regular season games and still winds up the No. 1 overall seed in the big dance, as was the case this past season.