Tickets to next Friday's Big Blue Madness celebration were snapped up in an hour last weekend, but those unable to get inside Rupp Arena will have a number of options for watching the event on TV.
The UK IMG Sports Network will televise the festivities live, from 7-9:30 p.m., on WYMT in Hazard; WKAG in Hopkinsville; WSAZ in Huntington, W.Va.; WKYT-27 in Lexington and WMYO in Louisville. The broadcast also will be available on UKathletics.com and ESPN3.com.
Other affiliates will carry Big Blue Madness on a tape-delayed basis, including Fox Sports South (10 p.m.); WBKO (9 p.m. CDT) in Bowling Green; WTVW in Evansville (10:30 p.m. CDT) and WDKA in Paducah/Cape Girardeau, Mo. (TBA).
Also, Kentucky is one of 11 schools that will be featured on ESPNU's Midnight Madness special from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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For those attending the festivities, UK said, fans will be allowed to enter Rupp Arena beginning at 6 p.m. Big Blue Madness begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.
Manning picks Marshall
Scott County's Tamron Manning, a 6-foot-3 guard in the Class of 2012, has committed to Marshall.
"I feel so relieved," Manning told Scout.com Tuesday.
"I picked Marshall because of fit," Manning said. "I feel like I can come in and play right away, and I feel like Marshall will be a top-25 team at some point in the year, and I want to be part of that success."
He also considered IUPUI, Duquesne and Dayton.