ESPN's GameDay returning to Rupp

ESPN's College GameDay will again be making a stop in Lexington this season when UK takes on Florida in an SEC matchup on Feb. 15, the league announced Wednesday.

ESPN's College GameDay will be returning to Lexington this season when UK takes on Florida in a highly-anticipated SEC matchup on Feb. 15, the league announced Wednesday.

College GameDay will return to Rupp Arena for a record-tying fifth time since the show first aired in 2005.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET on ESPNU, and will continue at 11 a.m. on ESPN. A preview show will begin at 8 p.m., one hour before tip-off. UK currently holds the GameDay attendance record of 21,144 in 2010, along with a mark of 15,087 in 2012.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has his young Kentucky squad ranked as the unanimous preseason No. 1 team in the nation. Combining College basketball's finest stage with the lofty expectations of crazed Kentucky fans may be enough to entertain the first-ever capacity crowd for the College GameDay special, an event that will preview the most anticipated SEC matchup of the 2013-14 season between Kentucky and Florida.

ESPN's College GameDay will also be airing live from the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. ET prior to Michigan State vs. Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. and Kansas vs. Duke at 9:30 p.m.

Tip-off Set for UK-Baylor

As part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, UK will be playing Baylor at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, Dec. 6.

Tip-off for the game, which will be aired on ESPN, will be 10 p.m. ET. The game is being played at the 100,000-seat home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Public sale of tickets for the doubleheader between UK and Baylor's men's and women's teams will begin on Friday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. ET.

2013 Big 12/SEC CHALLENGE SCHEDULE:

Thursday, November 14

Texas Tech at Alabama (ESPN2 – 9pm ET)


Monday, December 2

Auburn at Iowa State (ESPNU – 7pm ET)

Vanderbilt at Texas (ESPN2 – 9pm ET)


Thursday, December 5

West Virginia at Missouri (ESPN2 – 7pm ET)

TCU at Mississippi State (ESPNU – 7pm ET)

Ole Miss at Kansas State (ESPN2 – 9pm ET)


Friday, December 6

South Carolina at Oklahoma State (ESPNU – 9:30pm ET)

Kentucky vs. Baylor – Dallas (ESPN – 10pm ET)


Tuesday, December 10

Kansas at Florida (ESPN – 7pm ET)


Saturday, December 21

Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M – Houston (ESPNU – 7pm ET)


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