Kentucky will play Kansas on November 15, 2011 in Champions Classic

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Men’s college basketball has struggled to tip off its season with any fanfare in the midst of November football.  To combat that, four of the sport’s top programs — Duke, State, and Kansas — have committed to create the Champions Classic, an early season marquee event debuting in 2011 and televised by ESPN.  The first Champions Classic is set for in New York, with facing State and Kentucky meeting on Nov. 15, 2011.

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