Kentucky fans wild for Big Blue Madness

The 2014-15 college basketball season begins next month. And the preseason buzz continues to grow as it approaches.

In Kentucky, it’s exploding.

Makes sense. The Wildcats are coming off a Final Four run and Karl Towns leads another elite crop of incoming recruits. Kentucky should be the No. 1 team in the preseason polls.

Each year, the typically enraptured Wildcats fan base embraces the Big Blue Madness Campout tradition as it seeks free tickets for the squad’s Midnight Madness festivities, which will commence Oct. 17.

The Campout began Wednesday morning.

As John Calipari’s tweet suggests, it was as wild as you might expect. Thousands arrived early to claim a spot in line.

It’s important to note that fans won’t receive their tickets (minimum of four per person) until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Per the Lexington Herald-Leader, four people suffered minor injuries.

Again, they’re not camping out for season tickets.

We’re talking about free tickets for Midnight Madness.

It’s just different in Lexington.