Just 14,000 fans attended the 2014 Late Night in the Phog on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
The 2014-15 Jayhawks looked rather flashy during a Late Night “evolution of hip hop dance number” and a 20-minute scrimmage to conclude the festivities before a crowd of 14,000 fans in a building that seats 16,300. By Gary Bedore
"Late Night" turns 30 tonight, and Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who will host his 12th, was there for the first one. By Gary Bedore
A look back at the first 29 years of Late Night in the Phog before Friday's 30th annual tipoff to the Kansas University basketball season.
If it weren’t against NCAA rules, Kansas University could hold a heck of a high school all-star basketball game Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Actor Rob Riggle, who drew rave reviews for his work as host of the 2012 ESPY Awards, had a stellar encore performance at Friday’s 2013 Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore
For the Kansas University women's basketball newcomers, Late Night in the Phog represented the chance finally to kick off their time as Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
More than 16,300 fans who were shoehorned into Allen Fieldhouse for the 29th-annual Late Night in the Phog shared an unexpected group sauna Friday night in KU’s tradition-rich building. By Gary Bedore
The 2013-14 Kansas University men's basketball team looked like a Sweet 16 squad to one set of eyes on Friday at Late Night in the Phog. But if two developments occur throughout the course of the season, KU could blossom into the school to beat heading into March Madness. Column by Tom Keegan
Jayhawk fans erupted into cheers at every chance they got Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Applause, yelps and the sounds of noisemakers greeted everything from a Simon Says contest to Bill Self's speech about the upcoming season. Somewhere between the women's basketball players dancing to "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer and comedian Rob Riggle being carried onto the court on a white throne, the 16,000 fans experienced more than a bit of ridiculousness at the 29th annual Late Night in the Phog, a variety show and scrimmage that serves as the opening to the 2013-2014 Kansas University basketball season. By Nikki Wentling
Everybody loves lists, so without further ado, here are the top five moments in Late Night history as compiled by Gary Bedore, who has been in Allen Fieldhouse for all 28 season-opening extravaganzas.
Since Late Night in the Phog is all about having fun, here’s a suggestion on how to make the night even more entertaining this year: Put the six freshmen and three of walk-ons on the red team and let the veterans play on the other. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self expects tonight's Late Night in the Phog festivities to be "one of the most anticipated Late Nights we’ve had,” thanks to star freshman Andrew Wiggins and seven other Jayhawk newcomers. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University’s basketball players don’t compete in a formal dunk contest during Late Night in the Phog festivities in Allen Fieldhouse. Sometimes they do, however, rattle the rims in the layup lines prior to a short scrimmage that concludes the three-hour proceedings. By Gary Bedore
Freshman Wayne Selden was sold on Kansas University after watching the 2012 Late Night in the Phog. This year, he’ll be meeting a batch of prospects with KU on their lists. By Gary Bedore