Sep 28, 2022

Kansas Announces Details for 38th Annual Late Night in the Phog

Posted Sep 28, 2022 5:31 PM
Kansas Athletics
Kansas Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and the unveiling of the 2022 Men’s Basketball National Championship banner will headline the 38th edition of Late Night in the Phog presented by HyVee and supported by adidas. This year’s event is set for Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., inside historic Allen Fieldhouse.

One of the greatest centers in NBA history, O’Neal will be on hand in a bit of a different role to help the Kansas Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs kick off the 2022-23 season. O’Neal, known now as DJ Diesel, will perform an energetic and fast-paced set on James Naismith Court in front of a frenzied Allen Fieldhouse crowd.

Not only will the night feature a performance from DJ Diesel, Coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks will celebrate their 2022 National Championship in style by unfurling the latest banner to hang in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse. The returning players from last year’s squad will also receive their championship rings in a special ceremony that will surely be a highlight of the night.

Late Night will continue to be a free event for fans, however, tickets have to be claimed online in advance. All seating outside of the student section will be reserved. Tickets will be made available to all Williams Education Fund members first. Remaining inventory will be made available to the public. Students will also have to claim a ticket online. Sports Combo holders will have access first for three days, and then general students will have a chance to claim tickets.