Kansas basketball’s 33rd annual Late Night in the Phog will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, KU Athletics announced Friday.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for KU students and 5 for the public. Admission is free, though fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items that will be donated to Just Food of Douglas County. KU also will be enforcing its new clear bag policy while requiring fans to pass through metal detectors.
Two KU students will have the opportunity to win $10,000 from men’s coach Bill Self if someone in attendance makes a half-court shot. Self gave away $10,000 both in 2015 and 2016 after director of basketball operations Brennan Bechard converted from half-court in consecutive years.
The championship games of a 3-on-3 tournament also will take place before the official event begins at 6:30. Only KU students are eligible to participate, with competition beginning the previous week.
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A Phog Festival will begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Allen Fieldhouse, which will include a Family Fun Zone, video board and live DJ.
Parking for the event is free outside of the parking garage adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse. Lower levels of the garage will be reserved, while upper levels will be open to the public.
Spectrum Sports will televise Late Night, which also can be seen live on Jayhawk TV and ESPN3.