KU basketball Late Night set for Oct. 4

Lights flash throughout the student section as basketball fever sets in during Late Night in the Phog, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.

The Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate the beginning of the 2013-14 season a bit earlier this season, with the 29th annual Late Night in the Phog set for Friday, Oct. 4, in Allen Fieldhouse.

The 2013 Late Night in the Phog coincides with Kansas’ football Homecoming and K Club weekend when the Jayhawks will host Texas Tech at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 5.

The Oct. 4 date is earlier than past Late Nights as the NCAA recently moved the start of fall men’s basketball practice up by two weeks. Traditionally, the first men’s practice of the season has come on or around the weekend of Oct. 15. Women’s basketball practice moved to an earlier start to practice two seasons ago.

Late Night in the Phog is one of the most well-attended ‘midnight madness’ events in all of college basketball. Each year, some 16,000 fans pack into Allen Fieldhouse to catch an off-beat look at the Jayhawks and to get a sneak peek at the highly-touted newcomers. The first Late Night was in 1985 and called Late Night with Larry Brown.

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.

The NCAA membership changed practice dates to create a flexible preseason practice schedule that allows practice days and off days instead of the current schedule that leads to practice occurring every possible day. The more flexible approach provides coaches with the ability to determine how to use practice opportunities.

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Tony Bandle

I AM STUNNED!!!!!!

The NCAA actually had a good idea and, even more amazingly, acted upon it. Back off everyone, the monkeys will be flying out of my butt shortly!!!!

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Would it be possible to place a "Only XXX Days Until Late Night" counter on the main page? I will start it off:

** Only 119 Days Until Late Night **

:^)

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Matt Tait

We've looked into that in the past and I'm not sure what the conclusion was? I'll ask again.

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Thanks, Matt!

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Suzi Marshall

I hope you do. Great idea TX.

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Thanks, JM!

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nuleafjhawk

If LJW doesn't do it, perhaps you could! Just post it on every article on here!

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B0B

its a good idea, but a bit of a slap in the face if you don't also have one counting down to 6pm Sep. 7th.

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Good point, B0B.

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nuleafjhawk

Holy Smokes! I almost forgot about the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Thank you for the reminder !

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Michael Pannacciulli

The ncaa may end up sanctioning themselves gor this move

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TheBoHawk

I lol'd

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Joe Joseph

I'm scared.

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Robbk1066

Yes, and the new season begins on a Great Sign by SMichael lol. Going to be a Great year!

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dylans

11 days earlier than normal, did Christmas get moved up too?

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Woody Cragg

Bring it on Jbirds, fly the coop early! You board rats whet the appetite with this ...
http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsport...

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Martin Rosenblum

That article should be "cut and pasted' in entirety on this board. It is the most honest and poignant story I've read from a media source unrelated to Lawrence, the university, etc. Thanks globaljaybird, for putting this link on here!

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Tim Orel

Great link from there to a Hudy article I missed from last year as well. Thanks.

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FearlessJayhawk

It's going to be a night of "Rockin" and "Chalkin". Can't wait to feel the rafters shake!

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wrwlumpy

The Torch is passed. Withey Twitter pic.

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos...

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wrwlumpy

KU WOMEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos...

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BabyJay2009

This vid Gives me the chills! Think I'm campin out now for Late Night.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=re...

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