One of the most significant nights in the history of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball program took place on Friday, October 16, 2009. That night, Big Blue Madness 2009 unfolded at Rupp Arena in front of one of the most enthusiastic and charged up crowds in the history of the event. The arrival of new Kentucky coach John Calipari had the fans of the Kentucky basketball program revitalized and ready to enjoy the season that was to come.
The excitement surrounding this 2009-10 edition of the Kentucky Wildcats was at a level that fans had not seen in quite some time. With the arrival of freshman like John Wall and the return of Patrick Patterson, 2009-10 signaled the return to the top of the college basketball world for the Kentucky Wildcats.
The excitement in Rupp Arena during the introductions of the players was the kind of thing that gives chills to a loyal Wildcats fan. You could feel the anticipation in the arena as the 2009-10 team was introduced. Loud cheers were heard for each player and the introduction reached a fever pitch when Coach Calipari took the stage. The 2009-10 version of Big Blue Madness went down in history as one of the greatest events to ever take place in the history of Kentucky Basketball.