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October 17 , 2003
Vol. 28, No. 5

Late Night to go ‘Into the Phog’
KU pumps $2.4M into classrooms, technology
Women of Distinction
Classified employees support alternative to state civil service
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‘88 champ ‘Manning’ the helm for homecoming

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Admissions seeks student information
Bench inscription tells story behind Rock Chalk chant
CCL teaches leaders

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Tuition assistance sees jump in fall numbers
Eaton Hall to be dedicated
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Late Night to go ‘Into the Phog’

Forrest C. “Phog” Allen, KU’s head basketball coach from 1907-09 and 1919-56, was the winningest coach in KU basketball history, with a record of 590-219 in 39 seasons as the Jayhawk head coach. Athletic Corporation

The KU basketball season will kick off with “Late Night in the Phog,” a celebration of the start of basketball practice tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.

Part of the celebration will include a tribute to the 1988 men’s basketball national championship team.

“This spring marked the 15th anniversary of the title, and we felt that it was appropriate to bring those guys back and honor them in appropriate fashion,” said KU head coach Bill Self. “We thought Late Night would be the perfect time—not only do we get to showcase the team to help tip off this basketball season, but it’s also the only time a lot of those guys can make it back, since so many of them are involved in professional basketball.

“With all the great tradition and history of this program, the 1988 team accomplished what only one other team in KU history did—win an NCAA title. I couldn’t be more excited to have them come back and be recognized by KU and all our great fans.”

Also during Late Night, students will participate in “Keeping In School Spirit” (K.I.S.S.), an attempt to beat the world record of the largest number of couples kissing simultaneously. The record, stated in the Guinness Book of World Records, is 1,588 couples.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-served. Admission is free, but fans are encouraged to bring canned foods, which the KU athletics department will donate to area food shelters. Children 12 and under will not be admitted without an adult, and the fieldhouse doors will be closed when the arena reaches capacity.

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Today’s Homecoming events
• Craziest Jayhawk Fans, Wescoe Beach, noon
• Mural judging, Kansas Union, 4 p.m.
• "Late Night in the Phog," Allen Fieldhouse, 7:30 p.m.

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