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Kentucky reportedly trying to have Big Blue Madness this year

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The coronavirus had made it challenging for Kentucky to hold its annual midnight madness event.

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With the coronavirus reshaping the college sports landscape, it looked like Big Blue Madness would be another sporting event to be canceled because of the virus.

Normally held in early October, the annual midnight madness event introduces the Big Blue Nation to the newest editions of the UK men’s and women’s basketball teams. Now that we’re into November, it seemed as though any hope of having a 2020 edition of the event was long gone.

KSR’s Matt Jones reports that UK is attempting to have a Big Blue Madness at Memorial Coliseum in the coming weeks. Though it would have no fans, the school still hopes to have the event broadcast on the SEC Network.

In theory, the event would be held to simply introduce fans to the new players and coaches with maybe some events like a dunk contest and a three-point shootout. There can be no team scrimmage this year, however, as the NCAA decided there will be no exhibition games or scrimmages of any kind this year due to the coronavirus.

Even so, it would be great to see the new UK hoops teams and hear from them before the 2020-21 season begins.

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