Kentucky fans continue to showcase why they’re the most passionate fans in the nation, bar-none. Coming off a 2011-12 season that saw them claim the school’s 8th national championship, fans are already lining up for Friday’s distribution of the teams’ first official practice. We talkin about practice. To UK fans, its much more than any ordinary practice. Its the first signal that basketball is on the horizon, and the greatest basketball program of them all is about to begin another season of the highest level of collegiate basketball there is. Yes, Big Blue Madness is upon us, and people are already lining up to get tickets to the event. Fans were instructed not to begin lining up around Memorial Coliseum until Wednesday, but a large number of fans are already lining up around Memorial in order to guarantee they’ll see the teams’ first practice of the year. That’s the power of the Big Blue Nation!
It now appears as likely as ever that Andrew Wiggins will be on the campus of the University of Kentucky when the 2013 season opens. The top overall player in high school basketball is expected to decide whether or not to reclassify to the Class of 2013 within a couple weeks, according to Adam Zagoria, but most believe a decision has already been made that not only will he be a member of the 2013 class, but that he’s John Calipari’s to lose.
UK today unveiled a 400-pound bronze sculpture of former Hall-of-Fame coach Joe B. Hall in his coaching stance outside of the new Wildcat Coal Lodge.
ESPN looks at why Josh Harrellson makes sense for the Miami Heat.