Student Tickets Finalized

Dylan Burkhardt
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The ticket e-mail to students was sent out tonight and the policy is finalized. $99 for the season (20% off) and overflow seating behind the band. Buy tickets here, tickets will be on sale Sept 18 to Sept 30.

NEW PRICING: A student basketball season ticket will be $99  a 20% discount; and 
NEW SEATING: We are creating a new spirit section in section 19. Students will be assigned seats directly behind the basket in section 19 after the bleachers are filled up. We are also moving the Pep Band into the lower rows of this section to sound louder. This will allow the students and the band to impact the game, especially during the second half when the visiting team is shooting free throws.

  • josh

    i like the idea behind the basket

  • taylor

    this stuff should have been thought about years ago…at least its finally starting to happen.

  • taylor —

    you are so right (i.e. 110% right on)!!!! In addition, there is absolutely positively NO EXCUSE NOT TO HAVE THE “BREAK” GAMES BE ****FREE ^FOR^ STUDENTS!!!!**** THAT IS MY ONE OF TWO GRIPES THAT I HAVE (THE OTHER BEING THE “BRILLANT” DECISION TO ASSIGN SEATS BEHIND THE BASKET INSTEAD OF MAKING IT FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE LIKE WITH THE BLEACHERS)!!! But, all in all, a very positive and significant step in the right direction. I also echo Josh’s sentiment as well!!!!

    p.s. I have gone to ****ALL BREAK GAMES FOR YEARS (PASSING UP GOING TO BOWL GAMES) — WHEN THERE HAVE BEEN HOME GAMES IN VERY LATE DECEMBER, OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK AND DURING FALL BREAK****!!!!

  • Dylan

    might not have to worry about passing up a bowl game this year.

  • I take it that you are NOT a “glass is Half-Full”–type person, Dylan???!!!! — LOL. I think that we (Michigan Football, that is) CAN get to a Bowl-game . . . The question is what one (FWIW, I think it is all but certain that if we do get to a Bowl game, it will be a Pre-New Year’s Day one or simply put, a December Bowl Game). Here is where things get interesting and unfortunately, for Michigan Men’s Basketball, a potential blow (as far as potential for a lack of support overall and the likelihood of poor attendance not to mention a possibility of a repeat of Boston University 2003 and Boston University 2004 history repeating itself):

    Michigan Men’s Basketball has a game against North Carolina Central University (a Reed Baker “homecoming” of sorts) on December 29th which is a Monday (unfortunately we don’t know what time that will be since it has yet to be determined). If Michigan Football makes it to the Alamo Bowl game, then we are going to have some serious problems in terms of drawing fan support for that game (the Alamo Bowl game starts at 8:00pm).

    Possibility #2 of an overlapping of events (between Michigan Men’s Basketball and/vs. Michigan Football) occurs on the date of December 31st which is a Wednesday (not to mention being New Year’s eve. which is the worst possible day to have a home game against a no-name/cupcake opponent @Crisler [if one is to play a College Basketball game on this date, then it should only be for an In-Season Classic Tournament — preferably in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or some other similar type of environment with nice weather]). Michigan Men’s Basketball plays Wisconsin (way to go Athletic Department — wow, yet another “brillant” move) which just happens to be the BigTen opener for both teams. This game though has a time set already: 2:00pm (televised on ESPN2). If Michigan Football makes to the Insight Bowl game then we are going to have some serious problems in terms of drawing fan support for that game (the Insight Bowl game starts at 5:30pm and to add insult to injury [for those who can’t/don’t want to make it to the Bowl game] it is televised on a channel that most people don’t get and, therefore won’t be able to see: The NFL Network — a “brillant” decision by the “Powers that be” == A Very Big Thank You goes out to our “ever ‘brillant’ and ‘wonderful'” BigTen Commissioner for getting rid of the Music City Bowl and Sun Bowl [in which the BigTen Teams played against quality teams and quality conferences in the SEC and Pac-10, respectively which our on basic cable and Network programming channels that everyone gets and we get a matchup against a weaker Conference, the ACC, and a less prestigious conference in the Big12: I guess he feels that Tempe, AZ is more “touristy” than El Paso, TX not to mention the fact that the BigTen already has a Bowl Game in Orlando, FL {it’s called the Capital One Bowl} which frankly Orlando, FL doesn’t have near the variety and cultural attractions that Nashville, TN has a tourist mecca]).

    Thankfully those are the only possibilities of overlap-conflict. Also, the break really only affects 4 home games: 12/22–Florida Gulf Coast University, 12/29–North Carolina Central University, 12/31–Wisconsin, and 1/4–Illinois. Here is the link that lists the Final Exam schedule, when classes end and the study days for the Final Exams:

    http://www.umich.edu/~regoff/calendar/fa08.html

    Also, here is the Bowl Game schedule in Football for 2008-09 “season”:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3444571

    p.s. My offer still stands in terms of “Insider information”–H.I.N.-style (my ACABS 411 class has been kicking my #SS!!!! so that is why I haven’t yet sent out the email that I said I would — you might want to email the MaizeRage ‘Core to give them a head’s-up about that)!!!! ;.)

    and I will continue to say this again . . . I THINK THAT WE DEFINITELY NEED TO MAKE A ROAD-TRIP TO MINNESOTA (SEE LAST YEAR’S HOME GAME AGAINST THEM — HINT, HINT . . .) TO ****RETURN THE FAVOR ^AND^ RESPOND IN KIND****!!!! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY ****NO EXCUSE**** FOR NOT DOING IT (MINNESOTA, LAST YEAR SHOWED THAT LOGISTICALLY-SPEAKING IT IS POSSIBLE AND CAN BE DONE!!!!)!!!! SORRY FOR THE LONG-WINDED EMAIL-POST HERE, BUT I HAD TO GET A LOT OFF MY CHEST!!!!

  • Mistake: Reed Baker does not play for North Carolina Central University (he plays for Florida Gulf Coast University). The Reed Baker-game is on the 22nd NOT ON the 29th as I previously wrote. Sorry about that.

  • Giddings

    Histo, the problem with making break games free for students is that (especially for games like Florida Gulf Coast) you’re still only going to have 20-40 students show up. If students are given an option in their ticket order to get the break games for free, of course they’re going to check “YES”, even though they’re likely going out of town and won’t be able to use the ticket. Then what you have is a ton of empty seats in the bleachers which could have been filled by the general public.

    I go to all the break games myself and agree that the atmosphere is pretty dull, but it’s still better to have general public in the bleachers than empty seats.

  • dandyvandy

    good job on redoing the site..think it looks fine