PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Men’s Basketball Offering Students Free Admission To Non-Conference Games

There’s no excuse now. Penn State students just received even more incentive to attend men’s basketball home games at the Bryce Jordan Center with the announcement that admission to non-conference home games next season will be free of charge. The rationale behind the decision is simple: the team wants more fans to attend games, and letting students in for free is certainly a great way to boost attendance.

Head coach Pat Chambers — who orchestrated the closing of the upper bowl this past season in an effort to create a more vibrant feel to games — is an advocate of increasing student attendance.

“Nittany Nation is an integral part of gameday,” Chambers said in a release. “Their energy and enthusiasm greatly affects the atmosphere in the BJC, and it is our hope that free admission will open up the doors to even more fans so we can cultivate a true home-court advantage.”

The lack of a true “home-court feel” in the BJC has been a glaring issue in recent years for the Nittany Lions, but progressive initiatives like this signals that times are indeed changing.

On top of free admission to non-conference games, there will be a $24 ticket package for Big Ten home games offered to students.

The hope is that these initiatives will create a more enjoyable atmosphere at home games, and with enticing offers like these, the Bryce Jordan Center should fill out better than past years during the team’s non-conference schedule.

About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

Comments

More by David

So Long, And Goodnight: David Abruzzese’s Senior Column

It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. Senior staffer David Abruzzese rides off into the sunset with his senior column.

Saquon Barkley Mum On NFL Future; Relishes Fiesta Bowl Opportunity

DOTD: Nittany Lion Catches Pass At Fiesta Bowl

Athletics

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Sauve originally committed to Vermont in 2015, but flipped to Penn State at the eleventh hour and will join the Nittany Lions next season.

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President For Administration

Guadagnino will continue to provide legal advice as associate general counsel in addition to his duties as vice president.

As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed To Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators

A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend