Big Blue Madness Line Already Forming

Sep 19, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Diehard University of Kentucky Basketball fans have pitched their tents around Memorial Coliseum this morning in preparation for Big Blue Madness.

The ritual is part of the university’s annual ticket distribution for the event, a live practice by this year’s men's and women's basketball teams.   Jean Cornett, a West Liberty native who was one of the first in line, says the initial campout was quite chaotic. 

“When they said go, people was pushing, shoving, just like it is every year, some knocking each other down, it’s just a battle to the end.”

Although most of the early crowd was from out of town, there were several students in the mix.  Sophomore Caleb McDaniel says that he’s excited to see the team in action.

“Hanging out, getting to see the freshman, and see what they can do in the first game.”

Ticket distribution for Big Blue madness begins at 7 a.m. this Saturday.  The event itself is Friday, October 12th at Rupp Arena.