Big Blue Madness on TV

Oct. 4, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Big Blue Madness, the first open practice opportunity for Kentucky's 2011-12 men's and women's basketball teams, is Friday, Oct. 14. This will be the seventh time Madness has been held at Rupp Arena. Fans will be allowed to enter Rupp Arena beginning at 6 p.m. the night of Big Blue Madness.

Madness Timeline:

  • 6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
  • 7:30 p.m. - Event Begins
  • 9:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

Madness on TV: UK fans without tickets to Big Blue Madness have a variety of TV options for watching Kentucky’s first open practice opportunity. The UK IMG Sports Network will televise the festivities live, from 7-9:30 p.m. (ET), on WYMT-TV in Hazard; WKAG-TV in Hopkinsville; WSAZ-DT in Huntington; WKYT-TV in Lexington and on WMYO-TV in Louisville. Fans can also view Big Blue Madness live for FREE on the University of Kentucky website at or ESPN3.

Kentucky is also one of 11 schools that will be featured in the sixth annual ESPNU Midnight Madness special on Oct. 14 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET on ESPNU.

Other UK IMG Sports Network affiliates will carry Big Blue Madness on a tape-delayed basis, including FS South (10:00 p.m. ET); WBKO-TV (9:00 p.m. CT) in Bowling Green; WTVW-TV in Evansville (10:30 p.m. CT) and WDKA-TV in Paducah/Cape Girardeau (TBA).

UK IMG Sports Network - Clearance List

Market Station Start Time*
Bowling Green WBKO-Fox 9:00pm
Evansville, Ind. WTVW-TV 10:30pm
Hazard WYMT-TV 7:00pm
Hopkinsville WKAG-TV 6:00pm
Huntington WSAZ-DT (My Z) 7:00pm
Lexington WKYT-TV 7:00pm
Louisville WMYO-TV 7:00pm
Paducah , Ky./Cape Girardeau, Mo. WDKA-TV TBA
Fox Sports South (Delayed to the entire FS South full footprint same night at 10:00pm ET)

*All times are local