Meet The Brave Students Camping Outside The BJC For Big Ten Title Game Tickets
Hunter Hux, Mike Schildt, Derek Weber, and Angela Linton might be some of the
craziest most passionate Penn State football fans out there. This is because they were the first four students in line for Big Ten Championship Game tickets.
On Saturday night at around 10 p.m., these four friends impulsively decided that they wanted to camp out as soon as possible to guarantee tickets to the Big Ten Championship Game.
“We’ve been waiting for this moment as students for the last four years, and we’re just such proud Penn State fans, after all we’ve endured the last five years, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity, so we jumped on it real quick.”
Hux and Schildt both said they are lifelong Penn State fans and have been longing for the chance to cheer on Penn State in Indy for quite a while.
The group of friends said they didn’t camp out for the Pitt game like so many others had, and the decision to camp out Saturday night was just an impulse decision they were going to see through to Monday at seven in the morning.
While “White Christmas” was playing in the background, Hux and Schildt said they were staying warm the old fashioned way: lots and lots of layers. Hunter said he wore three pairs of sweatpants and two pairs of socks to bed Saturday night. Port-a-Potty’s are nearby for the campers to use, but some were locked Sunday morning — causing a mad dash for East Halls.
On Sunday night, the line grew significantly as more students braved the cold in order to secure tickets to Saturday’s game.
The line of students camping for B1G Championship tickets outside the BJC winds down Curtin all the way to Porter. pic.twitter.com/UDLBc6YXUr
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Tents began to line the sidewalk as students buckled down for the night ahead. The Penn State men’s hockey team even provided some pizza to hungry campers at various points in the lengthy line.
The line stretched all the way to Beaver Stadium as students decided to take the deal offered instead of purchasing tickets from a secondary market — which are steadily rising with each passing hour. Still, despite the cold, spirits remain high as campers ride the wave of momentum that began last night after the Nittany Lions clinched the Big Ten East.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. sharp!
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