Big Blue Madness, the unofficial tip-off to the 2015-16 men’s and women’s basketball seasons, will take place on October 16th at Rupp Arena. The annual pep rally will debut the first official practice of the Wildcats to the public, along with fun UK fan-friendly themed activities. In a change from previous seasons, the ticket distribution will take place on Friday, October 2nd at 10 pm to allow fans to attend the home football game versus Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, October 3rd. Tickets can be bought at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows and online at UKathletics.com or Ticketmaster.com. All patrons require a ticket to Big Blue Madness, regardless of age. Tickets to the event are free to the public.