UK and Calipari reach out to former Cats for Madness


The University of Kentucky mascot had a unibrow during the second half of the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, in the Superdome, on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in New Orleans, La. UK won 69-61, advancing to the championship game. Photo by Latara Appleby | Staff

Kevin Erpenbeck

With Big Blue Madness right around the corner, UK basketball and head coach John Calipari are doing everything they can to ramp up the annual event even more than it already is. 

On Tuesday, Calipari sent out a few tweets reaching out to all former basketball players as a personal invite to Friday’s Big Blue Madness event. 

The program is known to invite big-name guests to it’s annual fan event, from former UK champions, NBA superstars and entertainment celebrities (Drake).  

Former UK Radio Network host Oscar Combs also tweeted out that he’s been told that recent title team players have been invited by the program to attend Big Blue Madness.

Last year, Anthony Davis and Terrance Jones, who were on the 2012 NCAA championship team, attended the UK alumni game as special guests. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, another member of the 2012 team, has also been back to Lexington this year to help Calipari in a summer camp event.

Big Blue Madness will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, and doors will open for fans at 5:30 p.m.