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All-College Classic And A-10 Conference Opponents Set

Here's some schedule news for an indifferent Monday evening.

The All-College Classic in Oklahoma City on December 18 will again be a doubleheader featuring the state's two Big 12 schools. Oklahoma State will take on Alabama, while Oklahoma will face Cincinnati in a matchup of two teams who had disappointing 2009-10 campaigns. It's too bad the organizers didn't pit the Crimson Tide and the Sooners against each other, as that game would have pitted two former VCU head coaches--Jeff Capel and Anthony Grant--against one another.

In other Big 12 news, Kansas announced their full non-conference schedule. There's not much here we didn't know already (Ohio and Arizona will be the Jayhawks' opponents in Las Vegas Thanksgiving weekend, Memphis will be their opposition in the Jimmy V Classic), but there are three games against Pac-10 opponents--UCLA in the Hardwood Series, a home game with USC, and a return game at Cal. The Jayhawks close their non-league slate with a game at Michigan on January 9 (guessing that will be on CBS). KU's designated Kansas City game is against Colorado State, but Wichita's new 15,000 seat arena is shut out.

One last piece of non-conference news comes out of Sin City, where UNLV unveiled an intriguing slate that includes a home game against Wisconsin, a trip to play Louisville in their new building, and a return game against Kansas State, that will be played in Kansas City. The Runnin' Rebels (who frankly should lose the 'Runnin'' modifier as long as Lon Kruger is coaching) will not play at the Thomas & Mack Center for nearly a month, a span that includes trips to the 76 Classic in Anaheim and Reno to play Nevada, but they will play one game in town during that time, as they'll take on Boise State at Orleans Arena.

In conference schedule news, the Atlantic-10 announced its league matchups. Each of the 14 members will play a 16-game slate, meaning that each school gets to play three others twice. 

Here's how the likely contenders' scheduling partners shake out.

Charlotte: George Washington, Richmond, Xavier
Dayton: Duquesne, Saint Louis, Xavier
Rhode Island: Fordham, Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure
Richmond: Charlotte, George Washington, St. Joseph's
Saint Louis: Dayton, Duquesne, Xavier
Temple: Fordham, La Salle, St. Joseph's
Xavier: Charlotte, Dayton, St. Louis

If you're associated with Rhode Island, Richmond, or Temple, you're a little bit happier than those affiliated with Saint Louis, Xavier right now.