Penn State Live broke the news regarding the official sale for student tickets to the Rose Bowl late yesterday. But don’t think it’s that easy – the December 13th event (which runs from 8 a.m. to noon) is being held at a secret location.
[The location of the sale] will be disclosed on the home page of www.GoPSUsports.com at 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the sale, and students may begin lining up for the sale immediately at that time. A total of approximately 2,500 tickets have been made available for Penn State students, nearly 800 more than students purchased for the Pasadena trip in 1994.
Students may purchase one or two tickets, priced at $145 each, with their valid Penn State student ID. Cash and credit cards will be accepted, and students will receive their ticket(s) at the time of the sale. Students wishing to sit together in groups of more than two for the game must purchase their tickets together at the sale.
OK, so maybe calling it a “secret location” is a little dramatic. But the point is, Penn State Athletics realizes the magnitude of Penn State going to its third Rose Bowl in team history, and is making a smart move by only giving limited information to ticket seekers. Instead of having Paternovilles set up TODAY outside the site of distribution, they will only have to put up with our spirited shantytowns (Shantytown, coming from a Penn State football fan as devoted as myself, is a term of endearment) for a few hours.
More details and quick hits after the jump.
The game will take place in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day, and kick off will be at 5:10 PM EST. For those of us not making the trip out west, ABC and the Penn State Sports Network will televise the game.
Quick Hits on Penn State Football, via Penn State Live:
If you watched any football games this year, you were thinking the same thing I was: Aaron Maybin is an absolute beast at DE. Apparently we weren’t the only ones – Maybin has been selected as a finalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the best defensive player in college football. Vote for him here.
A.Q. Shipley has been named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s most outstanding center. The big guys in the trenches hardly ever get the credit they’re due, so it’s great to see the offensive co-captain and 2008 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year recognized on a national level.
Penn State had a program record five players named to ESPN The Magazine‘s Academic All-America® team. Congratulations to senior tackle Gerald Cadogan, junior linebacker Josh Hull, junior kick snapper Andrew Pitz, senior safety Mark Rubin and sophomore guard Stefen Wisniewski.