'Big Blue Triathlon' offers shot at Kentucky-Louisville tickets

Herald-Leader Staff ReportNovember 19, 2013 

Students in the Eruption Zone tried to distract a free throw shooter in the first half of the Robert Morris at Kentucky men's basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 17, 2013. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff

PABLO ALCALA — Lexington Herald-Leader Buy Photo

The University of Kentucky is promoting a full day of athletics on Nov. 27, and fans who have the Big Blue spirit to attend all three events will have a chance to win tickets to the Kentucky-Louisville men's basketball showdown on Dec. 28.

The promotion, dubbed the Big Blue Triathlon, invites fans to attend Kentucky's women's basketball game vs. Bradley at noon, its men's basketball game against Eastern Michigan at 4 p.m., and the UK volleyball regular-season finale against Florida at 8.

To be eligible to win, fans must register in person before the women's basketball game in Memorial Coliseum. Participants will receive a wristband at each of five checkpoints: Checkpoint 1 – Prior to women’s basketball on the West Concourse

Checkpoint 2 – Women’s basketball post-game on West Concourse

Checkpoint 3 – Prior to men’s basketball in Rupp Arena main lobby

Checkpoint 4 – Men’s basketball post-game in Rupp Arena main lobby

Checkpoint 5 – Prior to volleyball match on West Concourse

Finish – Volleyball post-match (must have all 5 prior wristbands) All finishers will receive a commemorative Big Blue Triathlon T-shirt.

One grand champion determined by random drawing will receive a Nike gift pack and two lower-level tickets to the men’s basketball game vs. Louisville, VIP access to ESPN "College GameDay" on Feb. 15, two lower-level tickets to that night's men’s basketball game vs. Florida, and two lower level tickets to the men’s basketball game vs. Alabama on Senior Day (March 4).

The winning “triathlete” will also get to shoot baskets on the Rupp Arena floor before one of the games and get their picture taken at midcourt. Sign-ups begin at 11 a.m. in Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 27th.

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