Big Blue Madness Coverage

Oct. 14, 2011

Basketball season has nearly arrived. The Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams will take part in Big Blue Madness 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 14, ending the long wait for the highly anticipated 2011-12 season. A capacity crowd will pack Rupp Arena to bear witness to the spectacle that is Big Blue Madness, but fans keeping up with the festivities from home have a number of options for watching on television and online.

Madness Timeline

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

Watching Online

Madness will be streamed live and free on, presented by Central Bank. ESPN will also be covering Madness with a stream on ESPN3.

Fans are also invited to participate in the live blog.

Watching on TV

UK fans without tickets to Big Blue Madness have a variety of TV options for watching Kentucky’s first open practice opportunity.

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

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.

FS South will replay the broadcast on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET to their entire footprint.