Found October 18, 2013 on College Spun:
The University of Kentucky does not mess around when it comes to college basketball. Wildcats fans were seen camping out days in advance just to try to get tickets to the team’s official opening celebration – cleverly dubbed ‘Big Blue Madness’. It appears that fans, despite the team’s lackluster 2012 season, in which the Wildcats were knocked out of the first round of the NIT by Robert Morris, are extremely excited about a 2013 campaign that will feature the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, yet again. As such, the school is going all-out, at least monetarily. Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio clued us in on just what UK is spending on tonight’s event.  Source tells KSR production costs for tonight’s Big Blue Madness are just a bit over $400,000. #BigShow — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 18, 2013 For cost perspective, this year’s BBM costs a bit over $400,000, while last year’s was around $250,000. Looks like big stuff planned — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 18, 2013 W

Big Blue Madness Guest List is kind of packed

Basketball is almost here and it gets kicked off on Friday night with Big Blue Madness. Sure, it’s more pyrotechnics than it is basketball, but the fans love it. The players love it. And the future Wildcats love it. What better way to exemplify how nuts UK fans are about their basketball than Big Blue Madness? And that is why there will be a jam-packed class of future targets at...

AW Photo Gallery: Big Blue Madness

Kentucky's Big Blue Madness was another star-studded event Friday night at Rupp Arena as a sold-out crowd of UK fans helped a new edition of Wildcats welcome in the college basketball season.

Big Blue Madness Visitor Primer

Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness is always one of the premier destinations for top prospects as they travel across the country this week to see the best preseason spectacles in college basketball. Who should fans expect to see at Rupp Arena tonight? We have a full breakdown in this feature.
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.