Everyone thought they knew what the new SEC basketball schedule was going to be. All of a sudden, an email went out that had unannounced changes for the purpose of "competitive balance".
It appears that the designated rivals have changed as a part of the move. Vanderbilt's was initially going to be Tennessee, but Vandy no longer will be playing a home-and-home with the Vols this year. Perhaps part of the change is to restore the historic home-and-home rivalry between Tennessee and Kentucky. We'll see once the final schedule is released next month.
UPDATE: Maybe not so much regarding the change of permanent rivals.