BASKETBALL TICKET DISTRIBUTION


UNC women's basketball can't keep up with NC State in 80-60 loss

After upsetting rival N.C. State in Chapel Hill earlier this season, the North Carolina women's basketball team looked to do the same in Raleigh on Thursday. But a layup and two 3-pointers from the No. 18 Wolfpack to open the game sent the crowd in Reynolds Coliseum into a frenzy and UNC never recovered.


Duke basketball ticket seekers receive glitch email

Due to a technical glitch with the online ticket lottery notification system, all students who entered the lottery, including those who won tickets, received an email saying they would not receive tickets, said Caitlin Goforth, president of the Carolina Athletic Association.

UNC basketball ticket sign-ups altered

The days of signing up for an entire month’s worth of basketball tickets are over. Instead of signing up during the last 10 days of a month for the following month’s games, students will sign up for each game individually next year under the new ticket policy. Students will have a 72-hour window, beginning 10 days before each game, to sign up. “I think it will put more responsibility on the students to register during that 72 hours,” said Caitlin Goforth, president of the Carolina Athletic Association.


UNC’s basketball ticket policy to change little

By the time incoming freshmen step foot on campus for orientation, any changes to the basketball ticket policy should be set in stone. But students hoping for big changes to the ticket policy are likely to be disappointed. Caitlin Goforth, president of the Carolina Athletic Association, said her objective is to set up next year’s policy early so that the CAA can better communicate with students “My goal is to get this policy fast tracked so that we have it done by C-TOPS,” Goforth said.


Students get fewer tickets to UNC basketball games

Citing chronically low student attendance, the athletic department has reduced the number of student tickets by 34 percent from last year. Though rate of attendance has been low for decades, athletic department officials said they decided to reduce the amount of student tickets after particularly poor attendance last year. The office distributes an average of 2,798 tickets per game this year.


Basketball tickets to be sold on StubHub

This season, UNC basketball fans will have a new way to buy and sell tickets. StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, announced its partnership with UNC on Monday. Basketball fans interested in buying and selling tickets can access UNC’s ticket office’s website, which will connect them to StubHub.


Students win on tickets: Student buy-in yielded a ticket policy with broad support; let's make sure it works

The 2010-11 men’s basketball ticket policy comes as a welcome change from last year’s unpopular one-ticket distribution. The Carolina Athletic Association conducted an online survey to see what policy was most popular with the student body. This process was the right decision by the CAA. An election was also a campaign promise by CAA President Brandon Finch that he laudably delivered on.


UNC students vote on new basketball ticket policy

Two tickets per person and fewer phases are all part of this year’s new basketball ticket policy. Results from an online survey conducted last month by the Carolina Athletic Association indicated that the two-ticket-per-student general admission policy has student support. It won by 1,140 votes.


Students allowed to vote on basketball ticket policy

Within 24 hours, more than 2,000 students have voiced their opinions on the future of the student ticketing policy for men’s basketball games. On Monday, the Carolina Athletic Association launched an online survey to gauge the student body’s opinion.


Basketball lottery to give one student ticket, not two

Students will now receive only one basketball ticket through the ticket lottery system instead of two, a change announced by the Carolina Athletic Association on Thursday.The change will go into effect for the 2009-10 men’s basketball season. All other aspects of the ticket distribution policy will remain the same.


Ticket distribution policy unveiled

The new student ticket distribution policy was rolled out Friday, with changes including general admission for students and phased-in entrance times for men's basketball games.