Big Blue Madness saturates airwaves

Anyone not inside Rupp Arena shouldn’t have any trouble finding coverage to watch. Big Blue Madness is being broadcast on ESPNU, Fox Sports South and Big Blue Sports Network. It will also be streamed live, for free, on and Basically, it’s almost impossible to miss if you want to watch.

ESPNU coverage

UK is not only kicking off its own basketball season.

It’s helping kick off the national basketball season.

UK is one of seven schools featured in a four-hour Midnight Madness Special on ESPNU, starting at 9 p.m.

The program will feature extensive whip-around coverage of the seven schools, which are UK, Duke, Gonzaga, Memphis, Kansas State, St. John’s and the Connecticut women’s team.

ESPNEWS anchor Bram Weinstein will host the telecast, with ESPN basketball analysts Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Andy Katz in studio. Dick Vitale will also join via satellite.

On-site commentators at Rupp Arena will be Doug Bell and Jimmy Dykes.

UK head coach John Calipari will give an interview with the ESPNU crew.

Big Blue Madness will also be televised by the Big Blue Sports Network and Fox Sports South.