Originally posted on The Dagger  |  Last updated 11/29/11

NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 20: Coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks to his team during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
If the SEC opts to adopt an 18-game league schedule once Missouri and Texas A&M join the league, it will leave Kentucky with an unenviable scheduling dilemma. Do the Wildcats absorb the revenue hit of playing one less home game per year? Or do they eliminate one of their annual non-conference rivalry games against Louisville, North Carolina or Indiana in favor of a cash-strapped mid-major that will play a guarantee game at Rupp Arena? Coach John Calipari asked fans on his official website which annual non-conference rivalry they could live without, though it's his contention that such a move would be to prevent over-scheduling rather than to avoid a revenue loss. Seventy percent have voted to eliminate Indiana if there was no other choice, compared to 22 percent for North Carolina and eight percent for Louisville. It would be a shame to see any of these three series disappear in favor of a league game against Texas A&M or Missouri, but it's understandable that Kentucky is c...
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