Tubby Smith’s nephew fatally stabbed in fight

A nephew of Tubby Smith was stabbed to death after a fight at an off-campus apartment on Sunday, the Associated Press reported. William L. Smith, attended Becker College.

Smith, 19, lived in Scotland, Md.

“I want to thank everyone for keeping my family in their thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time,” Tubby Smith said in a statement released by the University of Minnesota. “We lost a special young man last night. The grieving process will take some time for my brother and his family but I know that they appreciate and will need all the support.”

Madness tickets go on sale

Basketball season is just around the corner.

Tickets for this year’s Big Blue Madness will go on sale Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Euclid Avenue and online at UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com.

Fans may start lining up at Memorial Coliseum as early as 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Big Blue Madness marks the first practice of the year for UK basketball, effectively starting the season. Madness starts at 10 p.m. on Oct. 10.