Big Blue Madness is only two weeks away. Tickets sold out quickly this past Friday, and Tent City was lit throughout the week in front of Memorial Coliseum.
The guys stepped away from the gym a bit to help with the festivities.
So tonight was fun. Thank you to the #BBN for coming out in full force for Tent City Live at the #BBMcampout. #BBM17 #EmbraceMadness ⛺️ ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/JwX3UNlMJH— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 29, 2017
When they haven’t been giving pizza to the fans and interviews to the media, they’ve been in the gym getting ready for the season.
Final day of skill instruction was today. We start full time with two practices tomorrow. Let's go!!! #EmbraceTheGrind pic.twitter.com/J3JYHP99u5— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 29, 2017
The shots were going ⬇️ today. pic.twitter.com/1pSCeQ4SDd— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 29, 2017
Here we go again, time to figure things out together, challenge players, make them uncomfortable & reach beyond their dreams. Gotta love it.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 29, 2017
John Calipari is getting ready to mold yet another group of talented freshman into a team no one wants to face in March.
We back!Posted by Kentucky Basketball on Friday, September 29, 2017
As we inch closer to the beginning of the college basketball season, the team has started learning to “embrace the grind”.
We aim to improve every day and with every rep. That's embracing the grind. pic.twitter.com/cZqBbey6Js— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 6, 2017
Learning to play fast and think slow. pic.twitter.com/2yqaUUSVZC— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 5, 2017
GREAT day on the court. #EmbraceTheGrind pic.twitter.com/0ugNsPqonX— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 2, 2017
We also saw the Cats honor Nate Northington this weekend during UK’s win over Eastern Michigan.
The @KentuckyMBB team on hand in #23 shirts to honor Nate Northington. pic.twitter.com/uROCucq9aR— KSTV (@KSTV_Sports) September 30, 2017
Unfortunately, we also saw Jarred Vanderbilt lost to a foot injury that could sideline him until January. That’s how it goes in sports sometimes, but that shouldn’t deter fans from being excited about what this team is building.
The guys have been busy since getting to campus and when the haven’t been practicing or in class, they’ve raised money for the victims of the recent hurricanes and volunteered at local elementary schools.
One thing I can say after searching through all the available videos of practice footage is this team will be fun to watch. There will be growing pains and times when frustrations will mount, but this team will have the chance to do something special; and that’s something you can say every year about the Kentucky Wildcats.
Let’s go Cats!