Colorado Stateâ€™s menâ€™s basketball team needs the in-person support of the student body at Moby Arena.
That support was critical in helping the Rams nearly upset No. 9 BYU on Jan. 22. And with another top-10 opponent visiting Fort Collins on Wednesday, the athletic department is offering a new service to better assist students in supporting the team.
As of 8 a.m. Monday morning, students with a valid ID have been picking up their free tickets â€“ while they last — at the McGraw Center box office. The resurgent Rams (15-6), with aspirations of another postseason berth in March, clash with No. 6 San Diego State (20-1) tonight at 7:15 p.m. The Aztecs are expected to draw a favorable seed in the NCAA tournament.
Even with a ticket, students will not be allowed into the arena without a CSU ID that distinguishes them as current, fee-paying students. All student tickets to CSU athletic events are free with a valid ID.
To reduce lines for all fans, students should enter the designated student entrance on the northeast concourse of Moby Arena. Another big crowd is expected Wednesday for the Aztecs. CBS College Sports will televise the contest to a national audience. Gates open one hour before tipoff.
For the remainder of the season, in advance of each menâ€™s contest on a game-by-game basis, student tickets will be available for pickup with a valid ID during normal business hours. In advance of a Wednesday home game, such as No. 4 San Diego State, students can pick up tickets while they last at the McGraw Center from Monday-Wednesday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). In advance of a Saturday home game, such as the Orange Out against New Mexico on Feb. 12, students can pick up tickets while they last from Thursday-Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).Â
As of Tuesday evening, around 1,000 student tickets had been distributed. Provided student tickets still remain for a given home game, they will be available at the student entrance of Moby Arena on the northeast concourse one hour before tipoff. Students are reminded that the Feb. 19 rematch with UNLV, a perennial NCAA tournament team the Rams knocked off in Las Vegas Jan. 19, tips early at 5 p.m.