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2017-18 Jayhawks prepared to practice for real on Tuesday

While Saturday night officially was the first practice of the 2017-18 Kansas basketball season, don’t think for a second that the coaching staff or players viewed it that way. By Matt Tait

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Lagerald Vick off and running toward big junior season

The night was mostly about senior Devonte’ Graham stepping into the spotlight and the nearly two dozen recruits in attendance for the season tip-off spectacle known as Late Night in the Phog. But somewhere along the way, junior guard Lagerald Vick decided to steal the show. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Lil Yachty performs at Late Night; Graham enjoys skits

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self made no attempt to hide his feelings about the performance turned in by Grammy-nominated rap artist Lil Yachty during Saturday night’s 33rd-annual Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Opening Act: Graham steps into senior role at Late Night

Long before his name was announced, well after he showed off his dance moves on the floor, senior guard Devonte’ Graham was showered with love from the adoring Kansas basketball fan base that packed Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night for the 33rd-annual Late Night in the Phog. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Scandal can't bring down college basketball

The heat closed in on the Kansas basketball program Saturday night and made everyone sweat. No, not the FBI. Not that kind of heat, rather the sort that makes Allen Fieldhouse stuffy on a warm September night.

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Louisville names David Padgett interim head coach

Former Pitino assistant, Cardinals player began playing career at Kansas

The Louisville men's basketball program has taken its first step toward moving on. In the wake of an FBI investigation that left longtime Cardinals coach Rick Pitino and Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich on the outs, the program turned to a familiar face to take the reins.

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‘The fans would never know’: A look inside the basketball team dances at Late Night in the Phog

Marcus Garrett had the perfect playcall in his head — well, sort of. The play was actually a dance, and he was starting to have second thoughts. By Scott Chasen

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Five things to watch at Late Night 2017

The unofficial start of yet another college basketball season is now right around the corner, and Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday night that he was eager for Late Night in the Phog to arrive because of what the event represents. By Scott Chasen

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Going to Late Night in the Phog? Take some nonperishable food donations with you

Lawrence food pantry Just Food will hold a food and collection drive Saturday in conjunction with Late Night in the Phog, the traditional kickoff event for the KU basketball season.

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KU coach Bill Self: 'It's been a dark week'

In Kansas City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coaches vs. Cancer, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self took time to address what he referred to as “a tough week for college basketball,” before the event began.By Matt Tait

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KU Boot Camp comes to a close; Late Night on deck

The end of KU’s always-dreaded preseason boot camp finally arrived Wednesday morning, after eight grueling, early-morning sessions during the past two weeks, with every member of the 2017-18 Kansas basketball roster smiling and still in one piece. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Athletics monitoring charges against Adidas exec; feds have not contacted KU

University of Kansas officials are monitoring allegations against a high-level Adidas executive but have fielded no inquiries from federal investigators about a federal probe into college basketball recruiting practices, KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony told the Journal-World Tuesday afternoon. By Matt Tait

Tom Keegan: Ex-Jayhawk Tony Guy battled Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson

Ted Owens likes to tell the story of when he introduced himself to Michael Jordan at agent David Falk’s party in Washington, D.C., and told him that he was the coach for Kansas when Jordan played against the Jayhawks in his first college game.

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Trust in Jerrance Howard helped deliver David McCormack to Kansas

Known as a player’s coach who isn’t afraid to clown around, talk some trash and jump into the middle of a circle to show off his dance moves and free spirit, Kansas basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard needed none of that to land four-star center David McCormack, who orally committed to Kansas on Sunday. By Matt Tait

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2018 big man David McCormack says coaching staff, tradition made picking KU an 'easy decision'

A little less than a month ago, the Kansas men’s basketball team officially jumped into the Class of 2018 recruiting game by landing a commitment from five-star big man Silvio De Sousa, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward from IMG Academy by way of Angola. On Sunday, the Jayhawks added even more size to the family when four-star center David McCormack, of Oak Hill Academy, orally committed to Kansas during a live segment on a local news station in Norfolk, Virginia. By Matt Tait