Kansas' Late Night in the Phog to be Featured on ESPNU's Going Mad for Midnight Madness

Oct. 8, 2009

For the second straight year, Kansas’ Late Night in the Phog will be featured on the ESPNU’s Going Mad of Midnight Madness, a four-hour special on Friday, Oct. 16 starting at 8 p.m. (Central).

The ESPNU Midnight Madness special will showcase nine schools, with eight ranked in ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz’s Preseason Top 25: No. 1 KANSAS, No. 2 Michigan State, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 7 Kentucky, No. 10 Duke, No. 14 Washington, No. 18 Georgetown and No. 25 Connecticut. Also included is 2009 Cinderella North Dakota State, which lost to Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament 84-74 in Minneapolis. ESPN has been covering Midnight Madness events since 1993.

Jayhawk TV play-by-play announcer Dave Armstrong and ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla will host from Allen Fieldhouse. ESPNU anchor Lowell Galindo will host this year’s show alongside Katz and college basketball analyst and former Maryland standout Adrian Branch, who played for former Terrapin coaching legend “Lefty” Driesell, founder of Midnight Madness.

The studio team will provide analysis between look-ins at each Midnight Madness event. Every site will feature ESPN commentators providing coverage of various elements including scrimmages, dunk contests, team skits, three point contests, season previews and interviews with most men’s basketball head coaches.

ESPNU, available on channel 141 on Sunflower Broadband in Lawrence, is available in more than 55 million households and has long-term carriage agreements with nine of the top 10 providers – Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 614), DISH Network (Channel 141), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.