Jayhawks announce 2018 date for ‘Late Night in the Phog’

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Courtesy: KU Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kicking off a weekend of Kansas Athletics activities, the 34th annual Late Night in the Phog, signaling the official start of KU’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons, will be held Friday, Sept. 28, at historic Allen Fieldhouse.

KU alumni and fans will migrate to Lawrence for the entire weekend as Kansas’ football Homecoming game against Oklahoma State will be Saturday, Sept. 29. Kickoff time for the OSU at KU contest from David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium will be announced in mid-September. Additionally, Sept. 28-29 is K Club weekend, when former KU student-athletes, coaches and staffs return to the KU campus.

“Late Night is always a great way for us to kick off the season and with all of our new players, this will be the first time they will be in front of our fans in Allen Fieldhouse,” KU men’s coach Bill Self said. “With Homecoming, we hope everyone makes a big weekend out of Late Night on Friday and the football game on Saturday.”

Late Night in the Phog will feature music by the KU pep band, routines from KU’s spirit squad and dance teams, skits by both basketball teams, video highlights from KU’s award-winning Rock Chalk Video department, coach and student-athlete introductions, scrimmages by the KU women’s and men’s teams, and much more.

“We’re excited about our roster and look forward to introducing our team at Late Night,” KU women’s coach Brandon Schneider said. “It’s always an annual highlight, and adding it to all the other Homecoming festivities and the football game is going to make for a great weekend for Jayhawk fans.”

Details involving the Late Night in the Phog format and Homecoming happenings will be released closer to the event.

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