Big Blue Madness, the unofficial start to the University of Kentucky basketball season, has been moved up a week and is now scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, in Rupp Arena.
Tickets for the event will be distributed on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 a.m. at the ticket office outside Memorial Coliseum on the UK campus.
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"Our fans have transformed Big Blue Madness into the unique event it has become," said UK head coach Billy Gillispie. "We capitalized on the flexibility provided by NCAA rules to schedule this event when it's most beneficial to UK basketball. We're looking forward to a packed house on October 10."