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Link: Coach Cal on UK's 'nontraditional' schedule

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In the wake of last week's news that Kentucky's series with Indiana would go on a temporary hiatus, John Calipari took to his website to explain the rationale behind the way he forms his schedule each season.

It focuses on the theme of UK being a nontraditional program with the magnitude of Kentucky basketball and the roster turnover that appears set to continue throughout Coach Cal's tenure.

Big Blue Nation, it's time we learn and come to grips with the fact that we are not a traditional program. We haven't been one for the last three years, and going forward, this will continue to be a nontraditional program.

The 25-year-old model doesn't work anymore. It is done and blown up. We are going by our own model now: the gold standard. Everyone has to accept that.

We are going through things that no other program in the history of college basketball has gone through. No other program is losing five or six players a year. We are facing issues and having to make decisions with the thought of what's next and where are we going, which includes our schedule.

When we schedule, there are three factors my staff and our administration must take into consideration: (1) preparing our players for the postseason, (2) our fans and (3) the financial component.

If you haven't already, head to to see his reasoning in each of these three areas.

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