The Kentucky Wildcats are the preseason No. 1 team in nearly every major college basketball preseason poll, and their first open practice will be held to tonight at the historic Rupp Arena. The game will be broadcast on a variety of outlets locally and nationally, and it’s worth the watch if you want to get a look at not only what may be the best team in college basketball this year, but also a host of future NBA players in Julius Randle, James Young, and Andrew and Aaron Harrison.
Per UK Athletics, here is how you can watch and interact during tonight Big Blue Madness event:
Doors for Big Blue Madness open at 6 p.m. ET and the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.
For fans unable to make it to Rupp Arena, Big Blue Madness can be seen live on the UK IMG Sports Network (Hazard – WYMT, 7:00 p.m. ET; Huntington, W. Va. – WSAZ-DT (My Z), 7:00 p.m. ET; Lexington – WKYT, 7:00 p.m. ET; Louisville – WMYO, 7:00 p.m. ET; Paducah, Ky./Cape Girardeau, Mo. – WDKA, 6:00 p.m. CT). The event will be televised on a delayed basis on UK IMG Sports Network affiliates in Bowling Green (WBKO-FOX, 9:00 p.m. CT) and Evansville, Ind. (WTVW-TV, 12:30 a.m. CT).
Fox Sports South’s coverage of Big Blue Madness will be on a delayed basis, at 11:00 p.m. ET to the entire FS-South footprint.
UKathletics.com and ESPN3 will have a live stream of the event and ESPNU will have live segments from their whip-around Midnight Madness show from 9 p.m. ET-1 a.m. ET.
Also, fans attending are encouraged to download the FREE Wham City Lights app in the App Store or Android marketplace. During the event, video screens will prompt fans to open the app and participate in the crowd stunt.