There is a lot riding on the basketball game in Indiana in 2023. The Indiana lawmakers may have to override the governor’s veto in order to make it a reality. While the Kentucky Wildcats and Arkansas will play in an All-Star and Celebrity Basketball Game, the Hoosiers and Kansas will face each other in a Big 12/SEC Challenge. This would be a major upset if the Wildcats win and the Hoosiers lose.
Indiana lawmakers could override the veto of basketball game 2023
In Indiana, a ban on transgender girls playing on girls’ school basketball teams was vetoed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. Republicans in the state legislature are expected to override that veto on May 24. They will need a supermajority in the state legislature to override Holcomb’s veto. Despite opposition from some lawmakers, the Indiana legislature is able to act in a variety of ways to protect transgender students’ rights in sports.
An identical bill was vetoed by the Indiana governor last month, but the bill has a chance of being overridden by the state legislature. The bill would be the 12th such bill in the last few years. Indianapolis will host the 2024 All-Star Game. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has mentioned the length of the NBA season in negotiations and said it could happen at the same time as the next collective bargaining agreement and media rights deal.
The votes in the override attempt were virtually party-line. Only one legislator changed their vote from earlier this year. Five Republicans voted against the measure. In the House, three Republicans voted against it, while one Democrat voted against it. The opponents of the bill say it is a reaction to a nonexistent problem. In addition, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit minutes after the override.
A bill that would create a controversial “school choice” program that would allow students to attend public or private schools without attending the district’s public school. Supporters of the bill wore red or yellow scarves and urged lawmakers to override Beshear’s veto. The bill narrowly passed the House of Representatives and Senate on March 16.
The bill cited the 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Because the American people got tired of backroom deals, the bill was passed 70-24 by the House. The other two bills approved by the Indiana legislature include Senate Bill 165, which gives the state treasurer authority to cancel contracts and remove the governor’s power to appoint members of the State Board of Agriculture. Additionally, Senate Bill 105 creates a process for obtaining abandoned properties and rehabilitating blighted properties.
While the law isn’t yet law, the Republicans in the state’s legislature were able to override a veto by the governor. House Bill 1041 will take effect on July 1, 2018. The vetoed bill is not yet in effect, but advocates believe it will ensure that girls’ sports remain competitive and fair. In the future, it is likely that the state legislature will override the veto.
Kentucky Wildcats will face Arkansas and Georgia in the 2023 All-Star and Celebrity Basketball Game
It looks like the Kentucky Wildcats will be facing Georgia and Arkansas in the 2023 All-Star and Celebrity Basketball game, and it’s going to be a rematch of last year’s All-Star Game. The Wildcats will be favored to win the game, and the Arkansas and Georgia teams will be eager to play them. But will they be able to defeat these teams?
The odds of either team advancing to the finals are fairly good. But Kentucky will have to beat Arkansas in the first round, and they’re going to need a lot of help. Arkansas is the No. 10 seed, and it’s possible they’ll be bounced out in the first round. However, they’ll need to take care of themselves against an opponent with an inferior record.
The NCAA has made it a point to welcome openly gay and transgender athletes. The Arizona Wildcats recently posted a pro-equality banner in their athletic department, with former players signing the banner. Georgia is home to WNBA superstar Brittney Griner. Similarly, the Purdue Boilermakers’ swimming and diving team have been champions of equality, raising money for a gay-friendly center. The University of Tennessee defunded its LGBTQ Pride Center, but its alumni raised money to keep it open. The University of Arkansas’ Stephanie Wheeler is an openly transgender athlete and coach and has won three Paralympic gold medals.
Indiana Hoosiers to play Kansas in 2023 SEC/Big 12 Challenge
The SEC and Big 12 have scheduled their annual basketball challenge for January 2023, with the first game taking place on Jan. 28 in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to the two ranked teams, the 2023 game will feature Tennessee at Texas Tech, Arkansas at Baylor, and Florida at Kansas State. The other games will feature Texas Tech at LSU and TCU at Mississippi State. Indiana is the only Big Ten school to play the SEC, and this will be its first appearance in the event.
The SEC/Big Twelve Challenge will be a temporary break from conference play for both teams. The ACC and Big Ten are scheduled to play each other in the same conference, while the SEC and Big 12 will play each other on January 28. The schedule for each game is listed below. The conference champion will host the event. A winner is announced on Jan. 22.
The SEC/Big-12 Challenge will be played in Rupp Arena, the home court of the Kentucky Wildcats. Neither team has lost a game to the other in the competition. In fact, Kentucky defeated Kansas eight times in nine years, making it the SEC’s most successful matchup in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. But the Big 12 is still far from the SEC’s top-ranked team.
The Hoosiers haven’t played KU since December 1993, when the Jayhawks won 86-83 in overtime. However, the Hoosiers have played the Jayhawks in Hawaii at the Armed Forces Classic, a tournament that will conclude around Thanksgiving. The other teams included in the tourney are Butler, Dayton, USC, and Wisconsin.
Arkansas will be playing in the SEC/Big 12-Challenge once in the 2022-2023 season. The two teams have met five times in nine seasons, with four of those games taking place in Thompson-Boling Arena. The Razorbacks have a 53-11 home record against Baylor and a 37-32 road record against the Bears.
KU’s non-conference schedule is shaping up as the season moves forward. The defending national champion Jayhawks will play a home game against Indiana on Feb. 23 in a Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. After that, the Jayhawks will play the Duke Blue Devils at the Champions Classic on Nov. 15 in Indianapolis, though this game will not officially mark the start of the college basketball season. During the 2022-23 season, the Jayhawks will also play North Dakota State and Omaha on the road.