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Colorado fans must watch women’s game to get ticket to see Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

Nov 19, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

Spencer Dinwiddie, Cory Jefferson

Colorado hosts No. 2 Kansas on Dec. 7, and if fans want to get a ticket to that game, they’ll have to make an appearance to the Coors Events Center on Wednesday night, even though the men’s basketball team doesn’t play there until the next night against UC-Santa Barbara.

No, students will have to be in attendance for the entirety on the Colorado women’s basketball team’s game against Iowa. Fans hoping to see Andrew Wiggins and Co. were given specific instructions on the school’s athletic site on Tuesday.

You will swipe your Buff OneCard and receive a wristband, which you will need to keep on.  Your wristband guarantees you your ticket to the Kansas game. If you leave the Events Center prior to the conclusion of the game, your wristband will be removed.At the conclusion of the women’s basketball game, you will be asked to go onto the court to the ticket office representatives where you will be handed your ticket and your wristband will be removed.

It’s a very creative idea by the Colorado athletic department, but I can see where it can be considered an insult in the eyes of the women’s basketball program. They’ll see more fans in the stands on Wednesday night, but those new supporters might be rooting for the final buzzer as opposed to the final score.

This is a way to promote the Lady Buffaloes, who are currently ranked No. 16 in the nation, and create some buzz around the program. It’s creative. It could offend some, but it’s like a well-intentioned promotion, which is worth a shot.

[H/T CBS Sports]

  1. jcmeyer10 - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    My BuffOne card is still active! Now to get to Boulder from Boston.

    In all seriousness, I can see both sides. It’s a shame they don’t get more love, the C-Unit better bring it so it’s not awkward that they are only there for that reason.

  2. seanb20124 - Nov 19, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    This takes valuable study time away from the children

    • jcmeyer10 - Nov 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM

      The kids at CU aren’t studying.

  3. jdillydawg - Nov 20, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    It doesn’t hurt to “teach” a little lesson in supporting the other sports at the University. Women’s basketball is actually pretty exciting and with luck, maybe they’ll get some new fans and respect. #16 is pretty sweet and something to be proud of.

    Although it does kind of suck that the actual draw to this thing is a player from a rival school.

    If the women reach their Final 4, will students have to endure a Buff’s football game next fall to see the action?

    • bigmeechy74 - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      No it isn’t pretty exciting at all. Sorry it just isn’t. In fact it’s just plain brutal

      • jdillydawg - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:39 AM

        Well, as a product of Baylor, I can say I enjoyed watching the Lady Bears win the national championship. Nothing brutal about a perfect season. Unless, of course, you were the opposition…

      • bigmeechy74 - Nov 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

        Sorry but I still don’t think it’s fun to watch people dribble off their feet and stumble around and brick 3 foot shots. Call me a chauvinist but I think it’s kind of ridiculous that we are supposed to care about basketball played on a 9th grade level. Literally the worst mens College team in the nation would beat the WNBA all stars by 40 or 50. That’s just not entertainment to me. The only womens sport I can watch is tennis. I really like it

    • jcmeyer10 - Nov 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      Haha, that’s actually a good burn about having to go to a football game. It’s been brutal. Best memory was upsetting then #3 Oklahoma. That’s about it.

      • jdillydawg - Nov 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

        It was bittersweet. I always thought the Buffs should be a better football team than they are. It would be nice to see them be competitive again.Been a long time.

      • jcmeyer10 - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        I don’t know why I watch, I guess out of some twisted idea that this might be the week. In the meantime we have the Buffs. They could have made more noise last year if they didn’t play their worst half of the year against Illinois.

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