Kentucky basketball signs on for Unity Series with SWAC

The Kentucky men’s basketball program made a five-year commitment to the Unity Series, which will pit the Wildcats against a team from the Southwestern Athletic Conference.One game each season will be played between the 2021-22 and 2025-26 seasons, beginning Dec. 7 when Kentucky hosts Southern at Rupp Arena, Kentucky officials said Wednesday.The SWAC is comprised mostly of historically black colleges and universities, and the purpose of the Unity Series is to increase awareness about the HBCU schools and raise money for the SWAC member institutions.”I am really proud of our leadership for identifying an opportunity to take what we do on the basketball court and leverage it into an annual weeklong event that will have a major impact on HBCUs and their students,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said in a school news release. “My hope is this event not only opens the door for opportunities for students at HBCUs, but that others at our school and across the country will take advantage of the educational opportunities that we will put together to continue the meaningful conversations and changes that have taken place over the last year.”