Only 35 days left until Big Blue Madness – tickets to be distributed Oct. 1

Big Blue Madness

Tickets for the 2011 at will be available Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 a.m., at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Euclid Avenue and online at and Madness, the first open practice opportunity for ’s 2011-12 men’s and women’s basketball teams, is Friday, Oct. 14. Times and broadcast info will be released at a later date.  Tickets are free again this year, and there will be a limit of two tickets per person at Memorial Coliseum. Online orders will have a minimal service fee attached, and there will be a limit of two tickets per household.  At the request of campus public safety officials, wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum are asked to do so no earlier than 7 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Athletics Department will provide portable restroom facilities, but safety concerns will prohibit the use of permanent, wooden-type structures, and propane tanks or other open flames used in cooking. Alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are not permitted.  Control cards will be issued to those camped out on Friday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to start lining up for Saturday morning’s ticket distribution between 4-5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.  This will be the seventh time Madness has been held at Rupp Arena.