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Matthew Mitchell’s dance at Big Blue Madness 2017

UK women's basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell performs his dance routine at the 2017 Big Blue Madness event in Rupp Arena.
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UK women's basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell performs his dance routine at the 2017 Big Blue Madness event in Rupp Arena.

Follow along live Friday night as Herald-Leader staff writers Jerry Tipton and Ben Roberts provide live updates from Rupp Arena, where the University of Kentucky is conducting its annual Big Blue Madness celebration of the opening of basketball practice for its men’s and women’s teams.

Scroll down below to view their updates on Twitter.

A sold out Rupp Arena crowd will be treated to introductions of both teams, practice drills, videos and more. The event was to be televised live on the SEC Network starting at 7 p.m. and is available on WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app. CWKYT-5 in Lexington was showing a pre-Madness special that began at 5:30 p.m.

Here are some links to stories about Madness, media day, UK recruiting and more to get you set for the Wildcats’ opening-night party.

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Complete history of every Big Blue Madness recruiting visitor in the Calipari era

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