It’s college basketball season. Kind of. (Not really.) But, practices have started, which means its time for the Kansas Jayhawks’ annual preseason party: Late Night in the Phog.
We’ll be here at Allen Fieldhouse all evening to let you know about all of the festivities, and the little bit of basketball that accompanies it.
The important thing is basketball season is almost here.
We're still almost 4 weeks away from the first exhibition of the 2015-16 season: Nov. 4 vs Pittsburg State.And the regular-season opener isn't until Nov. 13 vs Northern Colorado. But basketball season seems a little closer now. What are you most excited to see out of this year's roster?
They just acknowledged members of other KU sports on the fieldhouse floor. Biggest ovation, of course, went to unbeaten KU volleyball, ranked No. 10 in the nation.
New KU women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider addressing the crowd, calls Allen Fieldhouse "the cathedral of college basketball." Fans eat it up.
Obviously, Late Night is mostly for fans and recruits. KU women's coach Brandon Schneider said both the present and future of the program is in the building. Asked fans to prove KU is the best place to play college basketball.
KU women's team is about to warm up and scrimmage to cap their portion of Late Night.
Freshman PG Aisia Robertson with first highlight play of Late Night. Had Chayla Cheadle trailing and passed on a layup to dish a no-look pass behind her head.
The guys who practice with the women's team are in at the scrimmage taking on Schneider's Jayhawks. Not sure I've seen that before. Lauren Aldridge scored pretty quickly when they made the switch. Enjoyed the moment.
Aisia Robertson quickly becoming a fan favorite with her passing. ANd drilled a 3-pointer, to the crowd's delight.
KU football coach David Beaty just addressed the crowd and brought 3 freshmen with him: Ryan Willis, Dorance Armstrong and Tyrone Miller. Said he wanted to let the new guys experience the crowd.
Video skit from the men they showed on the scoreboard played off DirecTV commercials with 2 versions of Rob Lowe, Peyton Manning, etc. "Short shorts" Bill Self was in an Oklahoma St. uniform and was kind of a loser. "Championship coach" Bill Self was, well, Bill Self. Short shorts Bill Self had been to Manhattan. "Four times!" he said excitedly.