Late Night in the Phog Set for Oct. 4

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate the beginning of the 2013-14 season at the 29th annual Late Night in the Phog Friday, Oct. 4, in Allen Fieldhouse.

The 2013 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 restricted by permit only until 5 p.m., with the exception of Lot 90 located across Naismith Drive to the east, and south, of Allen Fieldhouse which will be available for public parking at 3 p.m. During the day, public parking is available in the parking garage just north of Allen Fieldhouse with hourly rates. Parking in the garage for Late Night in the Phog after 4 p.m. will be $5 per vehicle. Additionally, for those driving to Allen Fieldhouse from the north or via I-70 (exit 202), Iowa Street remains under construction from Harvard Ave., north of 15th Street (or Bob Billings) to 19th Street.

As is the tradition at Late Night, fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items, which Kansas Athletics will donate to “Just Food” of Douglas County. Just Food will also be outside Allen Fieldhouse taking cash donations for those not able to bring a food item.

Time Warner Cable’s Metro Sports will oversee the television production of Late Night in the Phog which will be seen live on the Jayhawk TV Network, including ESPN3. Television hosts will be Nate Bukaty and former men’s basketball guard Greg Gurley. The entire Late Night in the Phog can be seen and heard via the internet via Jayhawk Digital Passport, KU’s online network via Additionally, 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City and KLWN Radio in Lawrence will provide coverage of the festivities.

The event will feature music by the KU pep band, skits by both basketball teams, video highlights from KU’s award-winning Rock Chalk Video department, 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 Requests must be submitted to Bates no later than Sept. 30. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.