Why, you might ask, does UKs campus look like a refugee camp? Maybe the President is coming to talk? A Nobel Laureate?
Try the first basketball practice of the season.
Yes, practice. Not game.
Rupp Arena doesn’t allow people to camp out in front of it until 3 days before the event. So everyone camps out across the street for the first few days, so they can get a camping spot in front of Rupp as soon as they open it up for camping. This is all to get in line at 2am the day before for free event tickets.
It’s called Midnight Madness. They introduce the team. Coach Cal is there. It is a VERY. BIG. DEAL.