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Coaches Corner: Volleyball to host Mississippi State at Rupp Arena

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Coach Skinner joins us for our third installment of Coaches Corner. Kentucky faces Mississippi State at Rupp Arena on Friday. The match will take place at 5 p.m. ET to kick off a full night of UK events in Rupp Arena. It will also mark the first regular-season UK volleyball match to take place in Rupp Arena in school history.

"We are thrilled to be playing as a part of Big Blue Madness and have it be the first time our program has played in historic Rupp Arena," UK coach Craig Skinner said. "Having a chance to break the national attendance record in the sport of volleyball and expose new fans to our program is a fantastic opportunity. I want to thank all involved for including this match as a part of this great event."

In addition to the volleyball match, Big Blue Madness is the first open practice opportunity for Kentucky's 2012-13 men's and women's basketball teams. This will be the eighth time Madness has been held at Rupp Arena. Fans will be allowed to enter Rupp Arena beginning at 4 p.m. the night of Big Blue Madness.

Madness timeline:
- 4 p.m. - Doors open
- 5 p.m. - UK volleyball vs. Mississippi State
- 9:30 p.m. - Big Blue Madness concludes

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