UCLA – Duke Set for Dec. 19 at MSG Adds to Great New York Schedule

UCLA released its schedule Tuesday and it is highlighted by a game against Duke on Dec. 19 at Madison Square Garden.

The matchup will pit two storied programs that have won a total of 15 national championships, 11 for UCLA and four for Duke.

The game will allow New Jersey forward Kyle Anderson to play close to home for a second straight year. Last season, UCLA played in the Legends Classic in Brooklyn.

In all, UCLA will play non-conference games against four teams that finished the 2012-13 regular season with an RPI of better than 80, Duke (1), Missouri (42), Alabama (64) and Weber State (78). 

“All of us in the program have been working tirelessly this spring and summer to prepare for the upcoming season,” said first-year UCLA head doach Steve Alford. “We are excited to get in front of our fans and represent UCLA.”

Here are some other top events in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Connecticut in the non-conference, courtesy CBSSports.com:

2K SPORTS CLASSIC

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
  • Dates: Nov. 21-22
  • Teams: Indiana, UConn, Washington, Boston College

COACHES VS. CANCER

  • Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn
  • Dates: Nov. 22-23
  • Teams: Michigan State, Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech

HALL OF FAME TIP-OFF

  • Location: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn.
  • Dates: Nov. 23-24
  • Teams: Louisville, North Carolina, Richmond, Fairfield, Belmont, Holy Cross, Hofstra, Hartford

LEGENDS CLASSIC

  • Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn
  • Dates: Nov. 25-26
  • Teams: Pittsburgh, Stanford, Houston, Texas Tech

PRESEASON NIT

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
  • Dates: Nov. 27, 29
  • Teams: Duke, Arizona, Alabama, Rutgers

JIMMY V CLASSIC

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
  • Dates: Dec. 17
  • Teams: Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati (7 p.m.); Florida vs. Memphis (9 p.m.)

GOTHAM CLASSIC

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
  • Dates: Dec. 21
  • Teams: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

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15 comments
Jesse DeBear
Jesse DeBear

I have the utmost respect for Darrelle Revis for turning the system upside down and being a business man on top of being a football player.  Yeah I was angry back in 2010 when he held out, but I've grown and I get it now.  I can't diss any other player, including Mo, for trying to get HIS.  The more players do this, the more the league will adapt.  It's inevitable at this point- so we all might as well just accept it.  Mo wants his dough- he's likely gonna get it.  I SUPPORT MO WILKERSON!

Bent
Bent moderator

@Jesse DeBear


He was going to get it anyway.  If I was the Jets and knew he actually was faking (there is nothing concrete to suggest he is) then that would make me less likely to want to pay him that kind of money.


I'm less forgiving than you for this kind of practice which puts the team at a competitive disadvantage relative to every other team.

Jesse DeBear
Jesse DeBear

@Bent @Jesse DeBear Oh I am not saying he's faking the injury.  I was just commenting on the contract situation in general.  I have no issue with him sitting out extra time if he's hurt- I'd rather be 100% sure that he's healthy.


And yes I agree that it technically puts the team at a competitive disadvantage but I'm thinking big picture.  Revis wants to change this for the league as a whole and I think that will be beneficial long-term.  I'm trying to begin separating my team loyalty from the contract news portion to make sure I'm not blinding myself with false hope.


Plus I know the cap situation looks bad right now- but I don't expect a lot of these FA contracts we brought on to last the entirety of the deals.  I bet Cro is gone after 2 years, Marshall is on a 2 yr deal, and we don't know when Mangold and Brick end up retiring, and Sheldon will never get the money we probably expected after what's happened recently.  A lot of money could potentially come off the books in the next few seasons so I don't want to worry about giving Mo what he's worth.

Alec Wilson
Alec Wilson

I love the guy, but I think he has totally unrealistic expectations with the deal he wants, it's only my hunch but if he asked for a deal similar skillset players have signed this off=season then this be sorted long ago....but he's simply not worth £14 million per

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@Alec Wilson


No football player is worth millions per year.  We pay the price in consumer goods, PSLs, etc. Suh is getting $22 mm per year , if not more.

They now call it show business or entertainment.

Is any actor worth $20 mill a picture?  If your answer is the millions a picture grosses, lower the astronomical ticket prices.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Alec Wilson


£14 million per?  No.


$14 million per?  Maybe.

hanknaples
hanknaples

@Lloyd Jay Reife @Alec Wilson

Lloyd, Suh is getting $114 Million for Six (6) years which comes to LESS than $20 million per year average.

Oh, BTW only $60 Million of that contract is gteed.

kniff
kniff

You go to war with the Army you have, not the one you wish you had.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

If it's a genuine injury, that's bad. If it's a guise for holding out, that's worse.

Is everything collapsing since the Geno thingo?

I know it's the pre-season, but there's a reason to have them.  Revenue aside, to evaluate, to establsh fluidity and chemistry etc.


Sean Grogan
Sean Grogan

Just get him signed. Rather have him out there then have him faking an injury all damn preseason.

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

He's holding out to support Sheldon.

bonozoffa
bonozoffa

@roadyhorns actually, he's holding out to support himself. im sure if he has his new deal, he'd be out there.

bonozoffa
bonozoffa

i know reporting *facts* is not manish's thing, but did the jets announce this?


while i know bowles said if he didn't practice today he "likely" would not play friday, i'm not seeing any of the other reporters saying this. or the jets for that matter.

Bent
Bent moderator

@bonozoffa


He did say it.  Literally said "Mo will not play" during his presser.