LEXINGTON - Big Blue Madness is staying at Memorial Coliseum this year, but it could move to Rupp Arena in 2005 when Kentucky will be celebrating its 30th season of playing in the downtown arena.
This year's Big Blue Madness, the official start of practice for UK's basketball teams, will again be Oct. 15. Tickets will be distributed Oct. 9.
Van Florence, director of the UK Basketball Museum, inquired about moving Big Blue Madness to Rupp as a fund-raiser for the museum.
Athletics director Mitch Barnhart said there were too many factors involved to make the move this year from ticket distribution to possibly charging fans to cover increased costs to sponsorship snags with soft drink companies.