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Badger Bits: Student ticket process adjusted again

Student tickets will once again be sold on a first-come, first-served basis this summer, the UW Athletic Department announced today.

Last season student tickets were distributed in a lottery system, but after "considering substantial feedback from students" the department is reverting back to the first-come, first-served basis.

Having previously participated in a student group that discussed such matters with the UW Athletic Department, I personally think this is the right procedure.

And in other news:

  • Be sure to check out our latest episode of the "The 5th Quarter Radio Show" Wednesday at 1 p.m. Eric and I will be discussing the NFL Draft and the continued demise of former UW running back P.J. Hill. Your phone calls are welcome. If you can't listen live, you can always listen to the archives, listed on the right-hand column of the B5Q home page.
  • Speaking of Hill, he ended up signing with the New Orleans Saints.
  • Mike Newkirk ended up with St. Louis, while Jason Chapman will attend Washington's mini-camp and Allen Langford was offered a tryout with the Packers. Here's a good list of all of UW's undrafted free agents.
  • And in case you didn't see, former Michigan quarterback Steven Threet will transfer to Arizona State. He will have two years of eligibilty remaining after his sits out the upcoming season. That means Badger fans might get to see Threet again when the Sun Devils travel to Camp Randall Sept. 18, 2010.
  • Finally, the WCHA is looking to expand to 12 men's teams, which could happen as early as the 2011-12 season. The report specifically lists Bemidji State as an expansion candidate. There are currently 10 men's teams in the WCHA.