With over a day and a half left before tickets are distributed on Saturday morning, the tent count at the Big Blue Madness camp-out has climbed to approximately 500 on Thursday at 4 p.m. At the same time during last year's record-setting camp-out, there were 435 tents. With the tent count above the 500 mark on Thursday afternoon, there stands a good chance that the record of 525 tents…
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105. Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum. This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.