Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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9/25/14, 9:32 PM
Celtics trade Keith Bogans to Cleveland for Dwight Powell, Erik Murphy, John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas, sources told ESPN.
9/25/14, 7:58 PM
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Once again, Kentucky fans have demonstrated their insatiable appetite for basketball. All tickets to the 2014 Big Blue Madness were snapped up in the first 30 minutes of availability Saturday morning.
Thousands of fans were present at UK's Memorial Coliseum ticket office Saturday at 7 a.m. when the distribution of free tickets began. Others obtained their tickets via the school's website,UKathletics.com andTicketmaster.com.
Despite the fact that fans were limited to four tickets per person at UK's Memorial Coliseum ticket office and four per household online, this year's Big Blue Madness event sold out in 30 minutes.
UK Athletics encourages all fans to neither buy nor sell their Big Blue Madness tickets.
Big Blue Madness, the first open public practice opportunity for Kentucky's 2014-15 men's and women's basketball teams, is Friday, Oct.17.
This will be the 10th time Madness has been held at Rupp Arena.
Friday, September 19, 2014
At this time, all available control cards and wristbands have been issued on site at the Big Blue Madness Campout.
Fans with control cards and wristbands will start lining up for Saturday morning’s ticket distribution between 5-6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 20.Only fans with both a control card and a wristband will receive four (4) free tickets per control card on Saturday morning.
A limited number of tickets will still be available atTicketmaster.combeginning at 7 a.m. ET. Online orders will have a minimal service fee attached, and there will be a limit of four tickets per household.
Last year’s all-time Big Blue Madness campout record has been broken with an estimated 760 tents set up as of Friday at 9 a.m. ET. The 2013 campout held the record previously with 755 tents. With the record number of tents on site, UK
Athletics staff will make any new campers aware of the likelihood that they will not receive control cards for free tickets to the annual event.
“Based upon our estimated numbers, any tent or camper not already in line for Big Blue Madness tickets is not likely to receive control cards later today at 2 p.m.ET,” Deputy Athletics Director DeWayne Peevy said. “We will still maintain a limited number of tickets online for those who do not receive control cards or were not able to camp out. Some of those tickets online will have a slightly obstructed view. Due to the anticipated stage set-up inside Rupp Arena, the view may be partially obstructed during a portion of the event for the following sections: 11, 34-44, and 238-241.”
A fixed number of camper tickets are allotted each year based on availability after internal needs are established. Inventory already accounted for includes tickets for students, recruits, staff, sponsors, and both our men’s and women’s basketball programs. Unlike a normal basketball game at Rupp Arena, which seats 23,000 plus, capacity is decreased for the annual free event and is determined by the varying setup each year.
“The Big Blue Madness campout proves every year without a doubt that no one does it like the Big Blue Nation,” Peevy said. “With that, we have a responsibility to communicate with our fans that are camping out that we are near our capacity of tickets available for distribution for this year’s event.”
A maximum of four (4) control cards per tent will be issued to those camped out on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 2 p.m. ET. Fans will receive a maximum of four (4) free tickets per control card on Saturday morning. Fans with control cards are encouraged to begin lining up for Saturday morning’s ticket distribution between 5-6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 20.All fans must be present to obtain their control cards on Friday and only one control card per person will be accepted at distribution. All persons with control cards must be in line by 7 a.m. ET on Saturday.
Friday, September 12, 2014
At the request of campus public safety officials, fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum are asked to do so no earlier than 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17. At that time, campers are encouraged to be courteous to their fellow Wildcat fans and use caution when crossing the Avenue of Champions, over onto the Coliseum block to occupy a spot in line. Public safety officials will be on site to aid and assist in a safe move-in. Campers displaying unsafe/disorderly conduct risk being removed from line. The Athletics Department will provide portable restroom facilities, but the use of permanent, wooden-type structures; portable generators; and propane tanks or other open flames used in cooking is prohibited due to safety concerns. Alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are not permitted.
Parking and Transportation
With two new dorms complete on the Lexington Avenue side of the Joe Craft Center, campers are asked to be respectful of students residing in these buildings and not gather or otherwise loiter on the grounds of these new dorms near Memorial Coliseum.
Monday, September 8, 2014
First up is the class of 2015's #9 ranked player, Isaiah Briscoe. Briscoe is a 6'3" point guard out of Newark, New Jersey that holds offers from everyone including the likes of Indiana, Florida, UCLA, Ohio State and Syracuse. Kentucky has yet to offer, but i bet that changes when Cal and his staff have their in-home visit with Briscoe and his family on September, 18.
2015's number four ranked player, Skal Labissiere has an official visit coming up to Kentucky on Sept. 19-21. Labissiere is a 6'11" center out of Cordova, Tennessee and holds a ton of offers including some from UNC, Tennessee, Baylor and Arkansas. You gotta love Kentucky's chances when they have a kid on campus for an official visit.
The number 3 ranked player in the class of 2015, Malik Newman has scheduled four in-home visits and you guessed it, Kentucky and John Calipari is one of them. Newman is a very talented dead-eye shooter out of Jackson, Mississippi with enough offers to make any elite player jealous. Here's a small sample of who is courting the talented shooting guard... Arkansas, Baylor, Duke, Kansas and Louisville. Will Newman end up at Kentucky? No one knows, but you can never count out Cal and his staff.
Carlton Bragg is a 6'9" power forward out of Cleveland, Ohio who is ranked number 14 overall in the class of 2015. Bragg holds from the likes of Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville and Ohio State. Bragg is one of my favorite players in the class of 2015 and I think Kentucky is actually in pretty good shape with the big man heading into their in-home visit on Sept. 17. Although, I do think it will be hard to pull him away from Kansas, but anything is possible with Cal.
Now, that's just four players out of the class of 2015 only because I'm not a recruiting guru and I have no "inside sources" to have inside info and I'm forced to read all the same websites that you are. But trust me, Cal will have more visits lined up and he will pull off another amazing class as always, because that's what John Calipari does.
Think about this, It's taken me approximately 5 minutes to write this post only to tell you that the four visits (there's more that I'm forgetting) Cal has lined up is with four players ranked in the top 15 of the class of 2015. Go look at any other school's recruiting list and tell me if they are able to say the same.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Among the tentative plans for the day is a football-field sized American flag, which will be presented by the UK Air Force ROTC and UK Army ROTC, recognition of personnel throughout the game and military VIPs in attendance.
To register a group (e.g. full police departments, fire departments, national guard units) for participation in the day’s events, a group representative should contact Nathan Schwake (firstname.lastname@example.org; 859-257-5526).
Individual tickets may be obtained on game day with the presentation of a service ID at the ticket booth outside Gate 4, while supplies last.
For more information on the Kentucky football team, follow “@UKFootball” on Twitter.