As one Big Ten school struggles with its student ticket policy, another had great success to report Friday.
Hats off to #PennState fans. School sold out allotment of Over 21,000 student season tix all bought in just SIX minutes!
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 27, 2014
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.”