Lil Yachty completes full slate for Late Night in the Phog
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Grammy-nominated recording artist Lil Yachty will headline a full day of events Saturday surrounding the 33rd annual Late Night in the Phog presented by Hy-Vee. The day’s activities will kick off with the Phog Festival on the front lawn of Allen Fieldhouse at 10 a.m. The Allen Fieldhouse doors will open for Late Night at 4:30 p.m. for students and 5 p.m. for the general public.
Phog Festival (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
The Phog Festival will involve many activities for all fans to enjoy leading up to Late Night, including a Family Fun Zone, radio remotes, a mobile video board and a live DJ. The festival will also include food trucks, giveaways, interactive displays and much more throughout the day.
The list of food trucks on site includes: Blend, G’s Jamaican Cuisine, Salty Iguana and Polar Oasis.
Doors Open to Allen Fieldhouse (Students – 4:30 p.m., General public – 5 p.m.)
Doors open for Late Night at 4:30 p.m. for KU students and 5 p.m. for the general public; Kansas Athletics will take extra steps to ensure the fun and safety of all attending fans at Late Night, including:
- KU’s recently adopted clear-bag policy and walk-through metal detectors will be enforced for those entering Allen Fieldhouse.
- KU and Lawrence Public Safety personnel will provide an increased presence.
- Kansas Athletics will open Allen Fieldhouse entrances early if warranted by a large-enough crowd of fans waiting to enter.
- Kansas Athletics will increase its communication with fans throughout the day, using social media, conventional media and on-site communication.
- As on game nights, KU students will enter through their customary separate entrance on the northeast side of Allen Fieldhouse.
- Parking is free on campus, except in the parking garage just north of Allen Fieldhouse. Lower levels of the parking garage will be reserved; the upper levels will be open to the public for a fee.
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. Late Night in the Phog is Just Food’s biggest collection event throughout the year. Nonperishable food and monetary donations supporting Just Food will be accepted throughout the day.
Finals of 3v3 and NBA2K Tournaments (5:15 – 6:30 p.m.)
For the second-straight year, the championship games of a 3-on-3 Tournament will be played inside Allen Fieldhouse after the doors are opened. The tourney, comprised of women’s and men’s divisions, is being held the week leading up to Late Night, with both women’s and men’s finals to be held prior to the start of the Late Night program. KU head basketball coaches Bill Self and Brandon Schneider will present trophies to the winners during Late Night.
This is the first year for the NBA2K Tournament, with the two finalists going head-to-head in Allen Fieldhouse during Late Night. The two finalists will receive KU gear and the NBA2K18 video game. Additionally, the winner will get an exclusive experience with the KU men’s basketball team and an autographed basketball.
33rd Annual Late Night in the Phog (6:30 p.m.)
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 men’s and women’s basketball teams, video highlights from KU’s award-winning Rock Chalk Video department, coach and player introductions, a scrimmage by the KU men’s team and much more.
Recording artist Lil Yachty will take the Allen Fieldhouse floor to headline the night’s events. Known for his hit singles “One Night” and “Minnesota” from his debut EP Summer Songs, Lil Yachty was nominated for a Grammy in 2017 for his collaboration with D.R.A.M. on “Broccoli.”
For the third-straight year, one female and one male will have the opportunity to win $10,000 from Coach Self by making a half-court shot at Late Night. In each of the last two Late Nights, men’s basketball Director of Basketball Operations Brennan Bechard has made the shot for two lucky KU students.
Spectrum Sports will oversee the television production of Late Night, which can be seen live on the Jayhawk TV Network, including ESPN3. Brian Hanni and Greg Gurley will serve as hosts.
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