AKRON, Ohio – University of Akron students wishing to attend the nationally televised men's basketball contest between the Zips and the visiting Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, February 2, must pick up a FREE student ticket to ensure admission to the game.
Normally students receive admission to men's basketball games for free by just showing their Zip Card at the northwest entrance to James A. Rhodes Arena, but FREE tickets are being distributed in advance of this game due to the expected capacity crowd.
Zips Athletics has 11 remaining opportunities around campus for students to pick-up their ticket prior to gameday. Any leftover tickets will be available at the door on the night of the game.
Tickets may also be picked up at the women's basketball games on Jan. 23 and Jan. 31, as well as the men's game on Jan. 26. If none of these dates and times works for a student, tickets are also available at the Chima Athletics Ticket Office at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field during regular business hours.
Students must show a valid Zip Card when claiming their ticket. A similar process will be utilized for the men's basketball home game vs. Kent State later this season.
The Zips (15-4, 6-0 MAC) and the Bobcats (15-5, 6-0 MAC) will tip off at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU. The first 300 students to arrive at the JAR before the game will receive a free t-shirt.
The Ohio game will serve as Social Media Day. Based on the success of the Akron Football Social Media Day, the Zips will have several promotions and events surrounding the contest with the Bobcats, including the selection of two Akron fans to serve as social media correspondents. More information on these promotions and events will be announced at a later date. The contest will also serve as the Residence Hall Challenge.
The women's team (12-7, 3-3 MAC) will play host to Buffalo at 2 p.m. that day as part of a doubleheader.
Pick-up Dates and Locations
Student Union: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 28, Jan. 30 and Jan. 31
Rob's Café: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Rec Center: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 28, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1