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Kentucky Wildcats release 2016-17 season basketball posters

Posters for the 2016-17 Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams were unveiled on Monday. They will be distributed at Big Blue Madness on Friday and beginning Saturday morning at Kroger locations throughout the state.

Posters will also be available through the normal UK Athletics order process beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

There are four versions of this year’s men’s basketball poster. Each poster is double-sided, with faces of two members of the team on each side and UK’s season schedule between them over a black background. One poster features John Calipari and legendary head coach Adolph Rupp together opposite Kentucky-born seniors Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis. 

The women’s basketball poster features 10 members of this year’s team – with seniors Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator front and center. Below Epps and Akhator and above the team’s schedule is the season’s theme: ONE. 

Fans attending Big Blue Madness at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 14, will be the first to receive the poster. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Each fan will have one version of the men’s poster placed in his/her seat at Rupp Arena and one women’s poster.

The posters will then be available for free in more than 100 Kroger stores, including every Kentucky location. Limited quantities are available in each store, so fans are recommended to pick up their posters as early as possible after they become available on Saturday.

Free tickets for Big Blue Madness, which were distributed two weeks ago in person at Memorial Coliseum and online, sold out in just 28 minutes.

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