Thursday, October 4, 2012

Late Night plans announced

A rush of basketball fans enter Allen Fieldhouse for Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.

A rush of basketball fans enter Allen Fieldhouse for Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.


Kansas University’s 28th-annual Late Night in the Phog will run from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 in Allen Fieldhouse, KU’s athletic department announced Wednesday.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the free event. Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items, which KU will donate to Just Food of Douglas County.

Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Children 12 and under will not be admitted without an adult, and doors will be closed when the arena reaches capacity.

All university parking lots will be by restricted by permit only until 4:30 p.m. The event is highlighted by scrimmages and skits of both the men’s and women’s teams.

The event will be televised by Metro Sports of Kansas City as part of its Midnight Madness show. Also, ESPNU will show live cuts-ins from its Midnight Madness programming to run from 8 p.m. until midnight. It will be aired online at AT&T Jayhawk All-Access via

Peters update: Roddy Peters, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound point guard from Suitland High School in District Heights, Md., on Tuesday received a scholarship offer from KU coach Bill Self during an in-home visit. Other schools to offer’s No. 39-rated player: Georgetown, Maryland, Xavier, Memphis, Rutgers, Seton Hall, UCLA and Virginia Tech.

“Coach Self, a big part of his presentation to Roddy was, if you look at some past Kansas teams, they’ve always had a number of ball handlers,” Suitland coach George McClure told “When Kansas won the (NCAA) championship in ’08 with Sherron Collins, Mario Chalmers and Russell Robinson, and some other guards, Self had three guys right there that would have been very good point guards on any other team.

“But because of Self’s system, he can put multiple ball handlers on the court at one time. That was definitely a big selling point for Roddy.”

Peters, who visits UCLA this weekend following recent trips to Xavier and Rutgers, likely will choose a school shortly after his Oct. 19-20 KU visit, his coach indicated.

Conference domination: ESPN pointed out Wednesday that KU, which has won eight straight Big 12 regular-season titles, has the longest conference championship win streak in the country. Gonzaga last year had its 10-year run of dominance snapped by Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference, and Xavier had a five-year run in the Atlantic-10 end.

Harrisons to choose today: Twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, 6-5 seniors from Travis High in Fort Bend, Texas, will orally commit to either Kentucky or Mark Turgeon’s Maryland program during an ESPNU recruiting show at 4 p.m. today. Aaron is the country’s No. 3-rated player, Andrew No. 4.

Wright to Israel: Former KU forward Julian Wright will be playing basketball this season for Israeli League team Maccabi Rishon-LeZion, Wright reported Wednesday on Twitter. Terms were not disclosed.


Jarred Latta 1 year, 6 months ago

If there is one recruit that needs to commit on this visit, it is #5 ranked Aaron Gordon. If he does not commit on his visit, he will not go to school at Kansas.


thelastjhawk 1 year, 6 months ago

It should be called "Dinner Time in the Phog"


jaybate 1 year, 6 months ago

If KU stops winning conference titles, it will be a total eclipse of the fun.


Chris1955 1 year, 6 months ago

And the re-shuffling of the cards begins..............


notjustbread 1 year, 6 months ago

Has anyone made an official countdown clock website for this year's Late Night yet? If so, please share so I can look cool on facebook.


Kevin Huffman 1 year, 6 months ago

I think this would be a good fit for recruiting needs -

Ro. Peters, Selden, Shepherd & Embiid.

I think it would mean that whoever doesn't perform as well between Traylor & Lucas would probably be asked to take a redshirt year next season. Even if things look good and Tharpe develops well, only gives Peters someone better to learn from rather than taking everything on. Selden would have a place even if we sign Peters as he HONESTLY sounds like he could play some 1, 2, OR 3. Reminds me of Waiters who was drafted highly this past year from out of Syracuse only tougher and bigger. Scares me if he identifies with him as I see Syracuse being the biggest competition for him.

I think our chances of landing Shepherd and Embiid are BOTH better than our chances for landing Peters (would seem to be considering Maryland or Georgetown....remember losing out on that SF/PF type to G'town from out of Sikeston, MO late last year) or Selden (again, see Syracuse as being a real threat there).


notjustbread 1 year, 6 months ago

so you're a taker huh? I can be at times as well.


TexasHawk44 1 year, 6 months ago

Yes, and there is nothing wrong with a ingesting poison, except it kills you., JayHawkJohn And I won't even respond to the mindless minions that are Jaybate groupies. Stupid is as stupid does... A whole lot of doing in this room.


HawkKlaw 1 year, 6 months ago

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm a homer and I will support Bill Self no matter what. The guy just doesn't lose a whole lot, and if you're other favorite teams are the pathetic Chiefs and the far-more-pathetic Royals, like myself, all you can hope for is a team like KU to win a bunch of games. That makes us all happy. No 5 star recruits? Dang. No McDAAs? Well, shucks. Nine straight Big 12 banners, a National Championship, 2 Final Fours and winning more games than any other coach since he came to KU? Well, when I put it that way, I'LL TAKE IT.


jhawkinky 1 year, 6 months ago

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Glen Miller 1 year, 6 months ago

Honestly as ridiculous as this sounds... I think having Adidas as our uniform and shoe provider is hurting us in recruiting. I know that kids look at that stuff and unfortunately Adidas isn't among the top choices in most instances.


Woody Cragg 1 year, 6 months ago

Probably all of the above Maj. Also AAU connnections & shady cohorts play a colossal role for the slick car dealers/NC coaches for sure.The biz is just plain dirty & documented as such with many groupies & wannabees hangin on the coatsleves, hotels, & chartered planes. Very similar to political lobbying without such blatantly obvious nepotism, yet we all know that can factor in sometimes also, even at Kansas. Is great to get an umpteen star player, but I'd much rather see coachable and higher quality kids than a team full of OADS. Also I believe our coach in particular is greater served with those types, yet other views are well taken as most 18 yr olds are quite impressionable even if not easily coachable. Hopefully that brainless baby (OAD rule) gets dumped out with the bathwater because it's fueling the fires of lawlessness as much as anything except maybe wine & women, both of which can influence young men by the scores to choose a thriving metropolis in Eastern Kansas! LOL!


TexasHawk44 1 year, 6 months ago

Bill Self can now go forth into the world again today having heard the wisdom of the many learned basketball gurus that populate this board. I am sure that he NEVER reads the wanna-be rambling philosophies and expertise on this board, but if he ever does I imagine he laughs at how many posers think they could do his job. It is not enough to be a fan and hope for great recruits and trust our head, we have to second guess and try to show we are smarter than him. If you know better: go apply for his job in ten years.

My analysis is that the predictions, tea leaf reading and Micky Mouse Recruiting services filling this board are like a bloated road kill corpse: full of hot, stinking gas.

The Disclaimer (no I don't have ten usernames like the blowhard Jaybate): I read this site everyday and some people have some great information and thoughts to share. But at least half of what is here is complete garbage. It turns my stomach.


bennybob 1 year, 6 months ago

Great Interview with EJ here:

Goes back to HEM's post yesterday about Self doing best with kids that are coachable. Look at how many times EJ makes reference to that.

What need's to be pointed out is that EJ was a 5 star, highly recruited stud comming out of highschool. the whole 2008 team was highly talented and coachable. has the OAD rule made it that hard to find talented kids that want to stay around and be coached now a days? that's the only reason I can come up with for why Self is struggling to land more EJs today.


jaybate 1 year, 6 months ago

.• Late Night at 6:30?

Big 12 with 10.

Big Ten with 11 or 12.

Forbes listing top valued programs that are not for profits

Cable channels by dish.

Network channels by cable.

Department of Defence invading.

CPI that doesn't track major inflators.

Unemployment stats that understate unemployment by 1/2 to 2/3

Organic food that's not really organic.

GMO food that is supposed to be healthy Instead packing glyphophate.

Global cooling become global warming become global climate change.

WWI and WWII histories that don't mention central bank and oil control as primary war triggers.

Bankrupt GM turning profits.

WTC 7 not hit by anything still fallen in its own foot print.

National Geographic saying JFK shot by conspiracy with official government explanation still saying 1 lone gunman.

Fact called conspiracy theory.

Iraq and Afghanistan Wars still going but under reported.

War on Terrorism never mentioned, but torture prisons still open.

Largest military budget in history of the world without a major enemy.

A republic with a real, live unelected parallel goverment for "security's" sake.

Massive unoccupied housing stock with rising homelessness.

High stock market with high unemployment.

President's with the authority to assassinate American citizens.

ShoeCo-Summer Game-Agency Complex under reported.

Newspaper stories of amateur basketball players getting paid not being retracted.

Yeeeeee haaaaawwwwww!

Who needs truth?!

Let's start the season already!


KansasComet 1 year, 6 months ago

As long as we rebound and don't turn the ball over, this year's KU Basketball team will be great. I believe we have a much better scoring team than last year. All remains to be seen, however. I am not really concerned with athletes that choose other schools. I cheer for the student athletes that want to here.


Michael Pannacciulli 1 year, 6 months ago

The twins news has squat to do with KU so why report it here? They were never KU recruits.


GabrielMichael 1 year, 6 months ago

I love Turg but this is all theater... the twins to UK and Randle is next... makes me sick!


hotrodm 1 year, 6 months ago

Come on Turgeon snag the twins.


JJHAWK 1 year, 6 months ago

NCAA rule change. Basketball season officially starts tomorrow and it used to be you were not to hold a team scrimmage until after 12:00 am. The Bureau of forked tongues said everyone is doing it the day before and waiting until midnight to scrimmage and the older folks are going home tired. So the rule got re-spoketh.

Sorry if the sarcasm came out a bit. Wouldn't want their jobs but on some things they at times make it seem like they are wildlife. . . head firmly in sand.


Priest Fontaine 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm curious why it's still called Late Night when it starts at 6:30? From what I remember as a kid, it was started by Larry Brown and was actually scheduled at midnight. Was there a problem with attendance? Was it too late for students to be out? Also curious to hear if the new video screens are substantially better...


jayhawkinmullen 1 year, 6 months ago

Anyone know how difficult it is to get into late night? What time would I have to show up to get in?


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