27th Annual Late Night in the Phog Set for Friday

Oct. 4, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate the beginning of practice at the 27th annual Late Night in the Phog Friday, Oct. 14, in Allen Fieldhouse.

The 2011 Late Night in the Phog, presented by Hy-Vee, will run from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission is free; doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Children 12 and under will not be admitted without an adult, and the Fieldhouse doors will be closed when the arena reaches capacity.

With school in session, all university parking lots will be by restricted by permit only until 4:30 p.m. Public parking prior to 4:30 p.m. is available in the parking garage just north of Allen Fieldhouse with a $1.25 per hour rate.

As is tradition at Late Night, fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items, which Kansas Athletics will donate to “Just Food” of Douglas County.

For the fifth-straight year, Metro Sports of Kansas City will air Late Night as part of its Midnight Madness show. KU television hosts will be Nate Bukaty and former Jayhawk guard Greg Gurley. ESPNU’s Sean Farnham will be at Late Night providing live cut-ins for ESPNU’s Midnight Madness programming, which will run from 8 p.m. until midnight (Central) featuring 11 schools throughout the telecast. Additionally, KLWN Radio in Lawrence will provide coverage with Brian Hanni and former KU great Bud Stallworth calling the festivities.

The entire Late Night in the Phog can be seen and heard via the internet via AT&T Jayhawk All-Access, KU’s online network via kuathletics.com.

The event will feature music by the KU pep band, skits by both teams, video highlights, coach and player introductions, scrimmages by the KU men’s and women’s teams, and much more.

Requests for Sign Language Interpreting during Late Night festivities should be directed to Kim Bates at kimbatesku.edu. Requests must be submitted to Bates no later than Oct. 12.

This marks the eighth consecutive year that AT&T Jayhawk All-Access is broadcasting Kansas Athletics events either with video, audio or both. Already this year All-Access televised KU’s home football opener as well as the Legends of the Phog alumni charity basketball game. In addition to Late Night in the Phog, fans who subscribe to AT&T All-Access can also see:

– KU’s two men’s basketball exhibition contests,

– Football Coach Turner Gill’s postgame press conferences after home games,

– Football Coach Turner Gill’s weekly press conferences,

– Football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball coaches’ weekly television shows,

– Home women’s basketball games,

– The Kansas Relays and much more, including postgame interviews in many of Kansas’ 18 varsity sports.

Fans who subscribe may also listen to:

– The complete radio broadcasts of KU football and men’s basketball contests, including pre- and post-game shows and post-game interviews with the coaches,

– Men’s basketball coach Bill Self’s weekly press conferences,

– Weekly Hawk Talk radio shows with Turner Gill, Bill Self and women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson, and

– Rock Chalk Sports Talk, a weekly hour-long radio show highlighting Kansas Athletics.

In addition, KU fans can watch home volleyball matches and baseball games free of charge.

Kansas fans can subscribe to Jayhawk All-Access by going to www.kuathletics.com and clicking on the AT&T Jayhawk All-Access button on the right. Jayhawk All-Access subscriptions are only $9.95 per month or $79.95 per year.