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- Some story lines — from Baylor perspective — for tonight’s Kentucky game
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- Randle on Cauley-Stein: “He’s going to lead with his actions or how hard he plays”
Question: If the SEC goes to nine conference games, could the Louisville game becomes a victim of that and be dropped from the UK schedule?
Barnhart: “I don’t think we’re going to nine conference games at this point in time. Through 2015 or so, we’re solid, maybe 2016 … somewhere in that range. We’re not going to be at nine for a while and if we are, that’s another conversation down the road. But I don’t sense that’s an issue for us. It’s a game we’ve played, Louisville, for the past 20 years or whatever it is. And we’ll keep playing for a while. They’re going to a new league and they’re going to have their challenges and we’ve got our scheduling issues.
“A lot of things are happening in the world of college athletics, which to foresee, at this juncture. We used to schedule, five, six seven, eight years down the road. Now we’re scheduling two years down the road and hoping that those schedules hold. So we’ll have to see what happens. Right now, I’m just trying to find a schedule for 2014, ’15 and get those finalized. We’ll worry about the rest of it down the road as we get going.”
Question: Do you still want to play Louisville in week three when the game is in Lexington?
Barnhart: “I think a lot depends on the conferences. We’re all going through those adjustments. You’ve got 14 teams in each league, the league they’re going to, there’s 14 teams and they’ve got their scheduling challenges as we’ve got our scheduling challenges. Conference schedules as well. It’s not just Kentucky trying to get their schedule. This is everybody from Texas A&M to Georgia to everybody in between.
“Everybody’s got schedules we’re trying to fit all of this into a grid and make it work. And with the new television implications and everything we’ve got, we’re going to have to get this thing in position where everybody in our league has got a schedule they can manage.”