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Big blue Madness USA Today

Madness has returned to the Bluegrass!

Tonight, Big Blue Nation will pack the seats of Rupp Arena as both the men’s and women’s University of Kentucky basketball teams play their first open scrimmage.

Despite Ashton Hagans, EJ Montgomery, Immanuel Quickley and Nick Richards all returning from last season, head coach John Calipari kept his foot on the gas by turning in yet another stellar recruiting class.

Johnny Juzang, Khalil Whitney, Keion Brooks and Tyrese Maxey are all star-studded names who will suit up in Kentucky blue this fall. And listing those four doesn’t even count local recruit Dontaie Allen, who is a sensational scorer recovering from an ACL injury suffered during his senior year

While the team will of course have to play a lengthy regular season and survive during March Madness, it’s okay to express your excitement for this team when you witness their many talents tonight. It isn’t every day that Calipari has such a deep, diverse group of players at his disposal and fans should most certainly enjoy the years that Kentucky has that luxury.

How to Watch Big Blue Madness

  • When: October 11th
  • Location: Rupp Arena
  • Start Time: 7 pm EST
  • TV Channel: SEC Network
  • Live Online Stream: You can watch online via WatchESPN & on mobile via the WatchESPN app.

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