KU in the “Dogg” house

Shayla Frazier and Dylan Palmberg

Two Sports Journalism staff writers attended “Late Night in the Phog” last Friday, Oct. 4. Here’s their take on everything from waiting in line, to the scrimmage and the controversial performance by Snoop Dogg.

Shayla Frazier’s Take:

I’ve been going to “Late Night” since I was eight years old, and I wasn’t going to miss this one. I was one of the first 200 people to get in line at the fieldhouse at about 10:30 a.m., where I waited eight hours to be let in.

The environment and the energy is different every year. This year with all the rain it made waiting in line uncomfortable. October in Kansas is a very unpredictable, so I’ve waited in sunny and 75-degree weather and waited with hand warmers in my coat. 

Once the doors open, shoving and running to the closest seats you can get to begins. Then you have to wait in Allen Fieldhouse for about another hour before everything actually starts.

My favorite was in 2013 where actor Rob Riggle was the featured entertainer and where I got to meet all the players like any other year. Late Night 2019 was my second favorite because of the new players and Snoop Dogg’s energetic performance. 

Dylan Palmberg’s Take:

Unlike Shayla, I only had to wait an hour to get into “Late Night.”

A few years ago, I tried going but I didn’t get in. This was the first time I got in. It was one of the best experiences of my life because of how big of a fan I am. The Snoop Dogg performance topped it off.

One of the first events was the women’s basketball team scrimmage. They played a group of students and beat them with ease. Senior forward Mariane De Carvalho won the three-point contest.

The men’s basketball team scrimmaged each other. Head Coach Bill Self said that two sophomores, Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack, caught his eye. Freshman Tristan Enaruna scored the game-winning layup for Team Crimson. The scrimmage was exciting to watch, as the teams scored 62 points combined.

Former KU Player Sherron Collins won two students $10,000 to split with a half-court shot.

Our take on Snoop Dogg:

We were at a college campus where college students aren’t at the same maturity level and age as everyone that attended. Snoop was a great performer that night, bringing more energy to the fieldhouse. People should be aware of what he does and who he is. When you ask for Snoop, you’re going to get Snoop.

The parents who left with their young children had every right to do so, and if that’s something they didn’t want to experience or have their kids experience, then they made the right choice in leaving. Snoop’s show isn’t something the university should have to apologize for. 

However, we believe that Snoop’s money gun teased the NCAA amid allegations of KU’s players being paid. Probably not the best choice he could of done, but he got the publicity that he probably wanted.