The Kentucky Wildcats and all other Southeastern Conference (SEC) football schools will play a 10-game season starting on Sept. 26.
School presidents adopted a plan to push the start of the season back from its original Labor Day weekend, eliminating all non-conference games.
The agreement eliminates UK’s matchup with Louisville in late November.
While the SEC divisional structure is expected to remain the same, winners of the two seven-team division will meet in the championship game on Dec. 19.
League teams will play two more opponents from their opposite division.
A normal SEC schedule would include eight conference games, including six against inner-division foes, one against a permanent team from the opposite division and one against a rotating team from the opposite division.
Kentucky will open at Kroger Field against South Carolina on Sept. 26.
The decision by league officials doesn’t mean the season is imminent.