LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Tonight marks the event that many Kentucky fans have been waiting for…Big Blue Madness is finally here!
The first open basketball practice for the men’s and women’s team kicks at 7 p.m. Friday.
Fans waited in line for days just to get tickets last month.
At the event, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced, run some practice drills, show videos previewing the season, and more.
This year is Coach Calipari’s 10th season with the men’s team. He spoke with LEX 18’s sports team on Media Day about the upcoming season.
“When you don’t have to coach effort, when you don’t have to coach the enthusiasm, the passion you have to play with, when you don’t have to coach a competitive spirit, fight, go, come on, dive on that, I don’t have to coach that with this team. So now you know what you’re coaching? Basketball. So now you coach basketball, and I love coaching basketball.”
Big Blue Madness is sold out, but if you didn’t get tickets you can still put on your blue and watch the fun on TV if you have the SEC Network.