Not much has changed in a year.
Sam Houston State and North Dakota State each proved itself as the top two football programs in the Football Championship Subdivision. Once again, the Bearkats and the Bison will square off in Frisco for the FCS national championship.
Just like it was last winter, there aren’t enough tickets for the FCS national title game to go around.
In the few days since both top-seeded North Dakota State and Sam Houston State clinched spots in the championship game, tickets for the game have flown off the shelves, figuratively.
There a few select tickets left to be purchased by students and season-ticket holders. The only remaining possibility to acquire tickets would be through third-party reselling websites such as Stubhub.com.
As soon as the Bison and the Bearkats won their semifinal contests on Friday and Saturday, respectively, fans from their respective teams began flooding to the NDSU and SHSU athletic department websites as well as the NCAA.com website looking for tickets. By Sunday, all of the NCAA’s allotment of tickets for the general public were sold out.
Both Sam Houston and North Dakota State were distributed 4,000 tickets to sell.
The Bearkats ticket office began selling tickets for alumni and the general public online on Saturday night as well as in person at the ticket office on Monday morning. By lunchtime on Monday, all of the tickets for the general public were sold.
Sam Houston season-ticket holders still have time to guarantee their spots for the national championship game, but must do by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
There will be approximately 1,000 tickets available for students to purchase today. Students will receive an email with a password and instructions to purchase tickets online through the NCAA website beginning today at a time to be announced. Tickets will be $40 per ticket. The NCAA will charge a 10 percent per ticket fee and a $5 per order fee. Students will have the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets through Friday at 5 p.m., as long as tickets remain. December 2012 graduates will be considered as active students.
For anyone else who is not a student or a season-ticket holder, third-party ticket reselling sites would be the only remaining option. That option is also not a cheap one. As of Monday evening, there were a little less than 500 tickets available on Stubhub.com ranging from $160 to $3,100 per ticket.
In mid-October, it was reported by the Associated Press that about one-third of the 7,400 tickets made available to the public for January’s Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco were bought by people with North Dakota addresses.
Along, with playing the first semifinal game on Friday night, Bison fans were able to scoop up a good chunk of the available tickets.
Demand is even higher for tickets for rematch between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State in FCS national title game
Not much has changed in a year.
SHSU SOFTBALL — Bearkats get mixed results, split doubleheader against Abilene Christian
Coming into the doubleheader with Abilene Christian, Sam Houston State had a 3-0 record against the Wildcats.
Though the wins came in tournaments played earlier in the season, the Bearkats believed they could sweep Friday’s action.
Sam Houston had to settle with a split after winning the first game 7-1, then losing the night cap 4-2.
SHSU BASEBALL — Lamar rolls over the Bearkats
The Bearkats were able to rally from an early offensive barrage from Lamar on Thursday night but couldn’t duplicate that effort Friday as they lost 13-3 in eight innings. The loss sets up a crucial rubber game today at 1 p.m.
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After winning last weekend’s Hill College Rodeo, Sam Houston State is ranked No. 1 in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southern Region men’s team title race.
Sam Houston has earned 3,620.5 points and No. 2 ranked Hill has 3,573.83.
HUNTSVILLE SOFTBALL — Lady Hornets go out with a bang
Even though the season didn’t go exactly the way Huntsville’s softball team planned it, the Lady Hornets ended things on a high note Thursday night against Willis.
In the season finale, Huntsville took a 3-2 victory over Willis thanks to stellar pitching and timely hitting by senior Sabrina Johnson.
Rough day at Alpha Omega Academy
This softball season has been a learning experience for Alpha Omega Academy.
With only four returning starters, the Lions are still feeling the growing pains.
It didn’t help after the Lady Lions got run-ruled by Pasadena First Baptist 15-4.
HUNTSVILLE GOLF — Chandler Phillips wins third straight Region III championship
The back-to-back defending champion left no doubt as to who is the top golfer in Class 4A’s Region III.
Huntsville junior Chandler Phillips went into the final round of the regional tournament Wednesday in fourth place and three shots back of the lead, then turned in a 2-under-par 69 performance, capped by a birdie on the 18th hole to win the regional individual medalist title for a third year in a row. By doing so, he clinched his third straight berth to the UIL Golf State Tournament.
HUNTSVILLE GOLF — Lady Hornets punch ticket to UIL Golf State Tournament
The Lady Hornets finished just like they expected and will be moving onto the state golf tournament after placing third at the Class 4A Region III tournament on Wednesday at River Ridge Golf Club.
Huntsville held a 14-shot lead over fourth-place Barbers Hill going into the final round and barring an epic collapse, the Lady Hornets were set to cruise onto state tournament.
Yet it was still about playing to the highest of their capabilities in pursuit of a second straight state tournament appearance.
LADY DOGS SOFTBALL — Sweet send-off
There could not have been a better way to send off the New Waverly seniors than posting a 10-0 run-rule victory against Anderson-Shiro on Tuesday.
BEARKAT BASEBALL — Winning streak ends in 5-2 loss to Houston
Through much of Tuesday’s nonconference clash, the Bearkats were able to match everything 14th-ranked Houston threw at them.
That is until the final innings when the Cougars scored three runs and Sam Houston State couldn’t counter and lost 5-2.
As a result, the Bearkats’ six-game winning streak came to an end as well as their three-game streak in midweek games.
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