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Late Night in the Phog

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Riggle, wiggles highlight ‘Night

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

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KU women kick off season with nods to past, hope for future

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

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Dunks, anticipation and heat higher than ever at Late Night

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

Opinion: 2013-14 Jayhawks' ceiling limitless if ...

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

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Fans gather, wait overnight, for Late Night in the Phog

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

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Gary Bedore's top Late Night moments at Allen Fieldhouse

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.

Opinion: KU freshmen vs. vets could spice up Late Night

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

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Late Night offers first look at KU stars

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

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Dunks to be on display at Late Night

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

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Selden: Late Night visit made impression

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

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Three top preps to be at Late Night

KU — which has had six first-round picks in the past four NBA Drafts, including one-and-dones Ben McLemore and Xavier Henry — will have three stellar senior prospects in town for Friday’s Late Night in the Phog (6:30 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse). By Gary Bedore

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Donors to get reserved seats at Late Night

There’s one sure-fire way to avoid standing in line for first-come, first-served seating at Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog basketball extravaganza, set for a week from today in Allen Fieldhouse. It’s by donating a minimum of $10,000 to KU’s Williams Fund. By Gary Bedore

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Former Jayhawk Aldrich signs with NBA's Knicks

Former Kansas University center Cole Aldrich on Tuesday signed a contract with the NBA’s New York Knicks. By Gary Bedore

Late Night notebook: Rio Adams gets a boost

Kansas University senior leader Elijah Johnson was pleased to see freshman Rio Adams score three points and dish two assists in the scrimmage portion of Friday’s Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse.

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A banner day: Final Four flag highlights Jayhawks’ Late Night

It was not an actor or a rapper but a banner that stole the show at the 28th annual Late Night in the Phog on Friday night in jam-packed Allen Fieldhouse.

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