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Penn State quickly sold out its 21,000 student season tickets

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As one Big Ten school struggles with its student ticket policy, another had great success to report Friday.

That’s pretty incredible. James Franklin’s created some impressive buzz since taking over for Bill O’Brien this winter, and while Penn State’s bowl ban stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal still covers the 2014 and 2015 seasons that doesn’t have seemed to affect any interest in the program.

Penn State plays Akron, UMass, Northwestern, Ohio State, Maryland, Temple and Michigan State at home in 2014.

CORRECTION: According to Penn State’s press release, more than 21,000 student tickets were sold out in hours — it was the freshman allotment that sold out in six minutes Thursday (which was only part of that 21,000 number). Penn State’s junior ticket allotment sold out in 35 minutes.

Either way, it’s still pretty impressive.

“I’ve heard that our student section is the best in the nation and I got a preview during the spring game, but to see the passion our students have for Penn State football even during this week’s sale is unbelievable,” Franklin said in a statement. “To have 21,000-plus students supporting our team each home game from the time the players first take the field until the victory bell rings is such a huge advantage. When we return from Ireland after our opener vs. UCF, I know we’ll be backed by the best students in the nation, who will join the rest of the Penn State family to pack Beaver Stadium 107K strong.”

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7 Responses to “Penn State quickly sold out its 21,000 student season tickets”
  1. manik56 says: Jun 27, 2014 10:19 AM

    8500 more and they will equal Ohio State student ticket sales

  2. whoisedgy says: Jun 27, 2014 10:29 AM

    Akron, UMass, Maryland, Temple…

    A murderer’s row to be sure.

  3. kosarkid says: Jun 27, 2014 12:28 PM

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a coach hype their team up as much as Franklin. He better be able to produce some big wins the next few years or else the people will be tire of it quickly.

  4. friarjack61 says: Jun 27, 2014 4:14 PM

    Good for PSU, and their fans !

  5. barkleyblows says: Jun 27, 2014 7:56 PM

    Who cares about Pedophile State

  6. lionscountrynorth says: Jun 27, 2014 11:47 PM

    @manik56… Yeah and another 15000 and you will match PSU’s attendance.

  7. papajack1259 says: Jun 28, 2014 8:02 PM

    They should get no press don!t care

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