Friday, July 31, 2015

Kentucky Men's Basketball Alumni Charity Game INFO

Tickets for the 2015 UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. ET. For the first time, a team of University of Kentucky pros will face a team of North Carolina pros.

All seats are reserved and priced at $50 and $100 (premium lower level), $25 (lower level), $10 (premium upper level), and $5 (upper level). Tickets can be purchased at the Rupp Arena box office, online at<>, at any Ticketmaster Outlet or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. There is an eight-ticket limit per person. All orders will have additional fees attached plus a $1 facility fee. All proceeds from the game will go to charity.

You must be 16 or older to purchase tickets and children under the age of 2 get in for free with a paying adult (the child will not have a seat and must sit on the lap of the paying adult).

Doors to Rupp Arena will open at 4 p.m. ET.

Set to tip off Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. ET, the game will feature UK players either currently or formerly playing professionally against North Carolina players either currently or formerly playing professionally. The Big Blue Nation will have an opportunity to enjoy some of the top talent to don the Blue and White against other elite talent. Per NBA rules, the University of Kentucky cannot confirm individual players participating in the exhibition game.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Jamal Murray Will Play For Canada in The Pan American Games

Incoming Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray was named to the Canadian roster for the 2015 Pan American Games, becoming one of only three collegians to make the roster. Murray is the only one of the three to not have played in a collegiate contest yet.

The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canada Basketball comprised the 12 athletes who will represent Team Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from July 21-25. 

The 12-man roster is encompassed of national team veterans and up-and-coming talent. All 12 athletes have competed for Canada internationally either on the senior, development or an age-group national team. 

Murray, a 6-foot-5 guard, was originally a member of the 2016 recruiting class but recently reclassified to the 2015 class. As a member of the 2016 class, Murray was rated a top-15 prospect by nearly every recruiting service and tabbed a consensus five-star recruit.

At the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Murray teamed up with fellow UK signee Skal Labissiere to lead the World Selects to a two-point win over a USA team filled with McDonald’s All-Americans. In the game, Murray scored a game-high 30 points and dished out five assists.
Murray joins former Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga) and Dillon Brooks (Oregon) as the collegians on the roster.

The athletes participated in a six-day tryout and training camp from July 12-17 and officially moved into the TORONTO 2015 Athletes Village this weekend. The men’s basketball games will take place at the Ryerson Athletic Centre in Toronto from July 21-25, with a three-game preliminary round, semifinals and finals.

The Pan Am Games is a sporting event in the Americas held every four years in the year before the Summer Olympic Games. The competition is held among athletes from nations of the Americas.

Monday, July 13, 2015

2015 Big Blue Madness Ticket Distribution Set For October 2

Big Blue Madness, the unofficial tip-off to the 2015-16 men’s and women’s basketball seasons, has been set for Oct. 16 in Rupp Arena.  The ticket distribution will take place on Friday, Oct. 2.

Tickets are free again this year for the annual spectacle in Rupp Arena, which will feature introductions of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, practice drills, videos, and more.

In a change from previous seasons, the ticket distribution will take place on Friday night to allow fans to attend the home football game vs. Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 3. The ticket distribution will take place on Friday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m., following the 7 p.m. home UK volleyball match vs. Mississippi State.

Tickets for the 2015 Big Blue Madness will be available at 10 p.m. both at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Euclid Avenue and online and All patrons require a ticket to Big Blue Madness, regardless of age.

A limited number of control cards will be issued to those camped out earlier on Friday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. All fans must be present to obtain their control cards and only one control card per person will be accepted at distribution. Control cards will not be distributed after 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, and all persons with control cards must be in line by 10 p.m.

At the request of campus public safety officials, fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum for ticket distribution are asked to do so no earlier than 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The athletic 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 and tobacco products are not permitted. Additionally, selling sports tickets in excess of face value is illegal in Kentucky.

Big Blue Madness times and broadcast info, as well as more ticket and campout information will be released at a later date.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Aaron Harrison Agrees To Two Year Deal With Hornets

As reported by Kentucky Sports Radio , Former Cat, Aaron Harrison has agreed to a two year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The deal includes a partial guarantee for this season and a team option for next season.

Congrats to Aaron, it's well deserved to say the least.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Kentucky Men's Basketball Leads Nation in Home Attendance

The Kentucky men’s basketball team was the team to watch during the 2014-15 season according to national attendance figures released by the NCAA on Monday.

UK led the nation in total home attendance for the first time in five years with a total of 447,874 fans attending the Wildcats’ 19 home games in Rupp Arena this season. Kentucky was one of only three schools (Syracuse and Louisville) to reach at least 400,000 fans or more at its home games.

UK once again led the nation in overall attendance as 845,594 fans saw the Wildcats play at home, on the road and in neutral sites, more than 100,000 fans than second-place Wisconsin. Kentucky set the NCAA record last season with 922,653 fans.

Kentucky ranked second behind Syracuse (23,854) in average home attendance with 23,572 fans per game, the fifth time in John Calipari’s six seasons the Wildcats averaged 23,000 or more fans at home games. Rounding out the top five was Louisville (21,386), North Carolina (19,582) and Wisconsin (17,279).

UK has led the nation in average home attendance in 17 of the last 20 seasons, and since Rupp Arena opened for the 1976-77 season, Kentucky has ranked either first or second in average attendance every season. Only Syracuse, which plays in the Carrier Dome, has ranked ahead of Kentucky during that time.

The Southeastern Conference had the third-highest attendance among the 32 NCAA Division I conferences, and the NCAA Tournament saw a slight bump in attendance in this year’s postseason with 739,798 fans, the third-highest total in NCAA history.