It’s officially basketball season in Kentucky, and not just because the football team collected another disappointing loss on Thursday.
“Big Blue Madness” took place on Friday night, giving fans their first look at the new group of Wildcats. John Calipari’s squad is currently tied for No. 1 in the Coaches Poll, and is expected to compete for the school’s ninth national championship.
Those in attendance at Rupp Arena got a show on the court — but only after they were treated to a literal show on the court.
Check out Kentucky’s goosebump-inducing intro video below:
Calipari’s Wildcats open the exhibition season against Ottawa on Nov. 2, and then begin the regular season against Albany on Nov. 13.
Kentucky’s first big test will be a showdown with Duke in Chicago on Nov. 17.