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Big Blue Madness has huge turnout

With madness begins a new season!

UK fans got their first look at this year's men's and women's basketball teams.

Thousands of fans packed Rupp Arena for Big Blue Madness which featured women's Coach Matthew Mitchell dancing, a speech from Coach Cal, and a scrimmage for both the men's and women's teams.

At Rupp Arena, it was as blue as far as the eye could see, showing that Big Blue Madness means much more to fans than just a glorified first practice of the season-- it's also a big sign that basketball is back the bluegrass once more.

The players certainly didn't disappoint, impressing the audience with not only their basketball skills but with their signature throwback dance moves as well.

UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell also joined in the fun, adding several more memorable moments to Friday’s festivities.

Fans we spoke with said after last year's lackluster season, they're more excited than ever for the new season to start.

This year's Blue White Scrimmage game will be held October 29th at 7:00.


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