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Originally published September 24, 2018 at 01:34p.m., updated September 24, 2018 at 05:38p.m.

KU’s end-of-boot-camp training with The Program has been postponed

Kansas head coach Bill Self gives a pat on the chest to Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) at the conclusion of the Jayhawks' practice on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan.

Kansas head coach Bill Self gives a pat on the chest to Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) at the conclusion of the Jayhawks' practice on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan.

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Editor's note, 5:35 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24: This story has been updated from the original post to reflect that the Jayhawks' training with The Program will no longer be held this week.

Kansas basketball officials announced late Monday afternoon that the Jayhawks’ upcoming session with The Program, slated for Wednesday and Thursday in Lawrence, had been postponed.

Instead, the Jayhawks will conclude Bill Self’s boot camp on Tuesday and begin practicing for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday.

When asked for clarity on the scheduling change, a KU basketball spokesman said The Program instructors still could come to Lawrence to work with the Jayhawks at some point this season but will not be coming this week. No new date for the two-day conditioning which was slated for Wednesday and Thursday has been scheduled at this time.

KU, of course, on Friday will officially tip off the 2018-19 season with its annual Late Night in the Phog celebration at Allen Fieldhouse.

Late Night is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will feature all of the normal skits and entertainment along with a men’s basketball scrimmage to cap off the event.

Comments

Daniel Francis 3 weeks ago

Can you give some context as to what "The Program" is?

Chris Baker 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Agreed, what is "The Program?" What a completely obscure reference to not explain at all.

Shannon Gustafson 2 weeks, 6 days ago

It was explained in the original version of the story.

It's the same thing they did when Devonte was a Freshman and was deemed the best leader. It's a military based program that helps to determine who the best leaders are.

Marius Rowlanski 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Interesting. Is it based on the program used by the Marines in OCS (which was based on a German model).

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