Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Date: Friday, Oct. 16
Where: Allen Fieldhouse
When: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Doors open: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free; fans encouraged to bring non-perishable items
Allen Fieldhouse doors will swing open at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 16 for the 25th-annual Late Night in the Phog, Kansas University athletic department officials announced Monday.
Late Night, which will include videos, men’s and women’s basketball player skits and scrimmages, will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
No admission will be charged. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Children 12 and under will not be admitted without an adult. Fieldhouse doors will be closed when the arena reaches capacity.
Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to local food pantries.
KU on Monday unveiled its logo for the 25th Late Night.
Late Night, as usual, is a big recruiting weekend for KU. Harrison Barnes, a 6-7 senior small forward from Ames (Iowa) High, and Doron Lamb, a 6-4 senior shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., are slated to attend. Barnes and Lamb are ranked No. 2 and 21 respectively by Rivals.com.
Hinson honors Frederick
Barry Hinson, KU’s second-year director of external relations for men’s basketball, completed the 100-mile Bob Frederick Octoginta bicycling ride on Sunday.
Hinson trained for the event for four months. He participated in the event as a tribute to Frederick, the former KU athletic director who died of injuries sustained in a bike accident last June.
“I coached Brad (Frederick, Bob’s son) two years at Roy Williams’ (KU) camp,” Hinson said. “This was my first century ride in honor of Dr. Frederick, who was huge for me and my career. He was always kind to me.”
Hinson actually rode more than 100 miles Sunday in about seven hours.
“I missed a turn. I rode 6.7 extra miles,” Hinson said, adding, “I had a great time until mile marker 93. After that, I didn’t know if I’d be able to get home or not. That’s when I went to the Gatorade and water.”
Hinson said completing the ride was “the biggest thing I’ve done physically in my life. I felt a sense of accomplishment. I wasn’t the only one out there,” he added. “There were 500 bikers. Some rode 40 miles, some 80 miles and people that had no brains, or bad brains, missed the turn and rode 106.7 miles. I met a lot of nice people. It was the time of my life.”
There was one negative to competing in the bike ride.
“I paid for it today. I can barely get up and down the stairs,” Hinson said.