Just hours before they were set to get their tickets for Big Blue Madness, the campers outside Memorial Coliseum got a visit from John Calipari.
The UK coach showed up on the outdoor courts behind the Coliseum just after 10 p.m. Friday to address the crowd of several hundred waiting for their Madness tickets.
He spoke for about seven minutes, then signed autographs for another 30 minutes or so as he worked his way back to his car so he could drive home after a day of recruiting in Minnesota.
Calipari pointed at autograph seekers, signaling it was their turn to toss him a basketball. As he was signing, one fan yelled out, “Cal … get the Harrisons!”