Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog season-opening basketball extravaganza will run from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in Allen Fieldhouse, KU officials announced Tuesday.
Admission is free. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Seating will be first-come, first-served. Children 12 and under will not be admitted without an adult. Fieldhouse doors will be closed when the arena reaches capacity.
Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items, which KU’s athletic department will donate to “Just Food” of Douglas County.
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.
Metro Sports of Kansas City (cable channel 37) will air Late Night as part of its Midnight Madness show.
ESPNU’s Sean Farnham will be at the 27th-annual Late Night providing live cut-ins for ESPNU’s Midnight Madness programming, which will run from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. Late Night also will be broadcast on KLWN radio.
The event will feature music by the KU pep band, skits by KU’s men’s and women’s teams, video highlights, coach and player introductions and scrimmages by the two teams.
Matt Jones, a 6-foot-4 junior shooting guard from DeSoto (Texas) High, will make an unofficial recruiting visit to KU on Oct. 21-22, jayhawkslant.com reports. Jones, the No. 28-rated player in the Class of 2013, is considering KU, Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M;, Arizona and many others.