UPDATE: Northern Illinois will offer one free ticket per student to the game, with the caveat being that students must pick up their ticket in Miami. The school’s official athletics website, NIUHuskies.com, will post several travel packages for students to choose from.
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“We want our students to be a part of it,” SID Donna Turner told the Chicago Tribune. “We’d love to see a huge group of students get down to Miami.”
As of 11 AM ET on Monday, StubHub is listing
upper section tickets for the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl — staged at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL — at just $9. With mid-major Northern Illinois earning a berth in the game and crashing the BCS party, the retail value for the game dropped as expected. Yikes.