It’s almost time for Kentucky and Kansas to get ready to rumble.
Three months after appearing at the Wildcats’ “Big Blue Madness” event, Kentucky is bringing back a big attraction to Rupp Arena. Famous boxing announcer Michael Buffer will be there Saturday, as he announced on Twitter on Thursday.
— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) January 23, 2017
Buffer is known for his famous catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble!” He adapted the phrase to fit basketball when he last appeared at Rupp Arena, changing it to, “Let’s get ready for roundball!”
This time, he’ll help the crowd get ready for a marquee matchup — as if it needs any more hype. The No. 4 Wildcats host the No. 2 Jayhawks.
Perhaps the game lost a bit of its luster when Kentucky suffered an upset defeat at Tennessee, but this is still likely to be a good matchup between two perennial powers.