The opening of basketball practice is celebrated at University of Kansas like nowhere else in the nation. The event includes skits, dancing, team introductions, a light scrimmage and often a celebrity guest.
This year, KU brought rapper Snoop Dogg to Allen Fieldhouse and Late Night in the Phog got edgy with stripper poles and money guns shooting out fake $100 bills.
Coach Bill Self and Kansas officials said they were caught off guard by the show. There was an apology.
But what are the ramifications for a program that has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA for multiple Level 1 violations in the basketball program?
Star columnist Sam Mellinger and KU beat writer Jesse Newell break down the meaning with host Blair Kerkhoff.
Read the stories we discussed:
Mellinger Minutes: Chiefs freakouts and why Snoop Dogg is America’s last honest man: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article235886067.html
KU prospects Robinson, Brown-Ferguson say they had a stellar time in Late Night at Phog: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article235864982.html
Two fans won $5,000 from Bill Self at Late Night. Here’s how they plan to spend it: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article235821747.html
Late Night + early kickoff made for a lost weekend for KU Athletics. Here’s how and why: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article235838297.html
NCAA alleges major violations against KU basketball. Self, school to fight charges: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article235409312.html
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