Late Night in the Phog

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Brennan Bechard recalls ‘lucky’ $10K shot

Seven years after his playing career ended, Brennan Bechard on Friday night wound up as No. 2 highlight on ESPN “SportsCenter Plays of the Day.” By Gary Bedore

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Fine-tuned: Bragg provides Late Night highlight

That wasn’t Billy Joel, Elton John or Stevie Wonder dressed in black and sitting in front of a black grand piano under a spotlight at center court of Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night. No, on this occasion, the Late Night in the Phog performing artist was 6-foot-9 freshman basketball forward Carlton Bragg. By Gary Bedore

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New women’s coach: Don’t judge yet

New Kansas University women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider, while amped up for his first Late Night in the Phog, realized the 12-minute scrimmage his players put on for a packed Allen Fieldhouse wouldn’t exactly give KU fans an accurate preview of what’s to come. By Benton Smith

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A Late Night Retrospective

Microphone in hand, Kansas University coach Bill Self strolled through the facility’s northwest tunnel wearing the same black-and-white striped, rather loud suit that Andrew Wiggins fashioned in Brooklyn, New York, the night he was tapped first in the 2014 NBA Draft. By Gary Bedore

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Late Night: A night of acting, dancing and basketball

A short, 20-minute men’s basketball scrimmage annually serves as the curtain-closing act in Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog production in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Got to Bragg: Late Night music on tap

There’s been a lot of lip-synching and dancing, but very few instances of players actually performing musically at the season-opening Late Night basketball celebrations at Kansas University the last 30 years. By Gary Bedore

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Fieldhouse not filled to capacity

Just 14,000 fans attended the 2014 Late Night in the Phog on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Lookin' sharp: Suited Self, squad stylin’ at Late Night

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

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KU's first 'Late Night' in 1985 set tone for many more to come

"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

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Memorable moments lead up to the 30th Late Night in the Phog

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.

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Talent show: Top preps expected for Late Night

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

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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