FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– It’s one of the hottest tickets in town– the Colorado State University Rams Basketball team. Tonight they take on UNLV but everyone is getting ready for Saturday’s home game.
CSU controls its destiny for winning the Mountain West title thanks to a team built with experienced players.
Early Wednesday morning fans made up of mostly students lined up for tickets to Saturday’s home game against the University of New Mexico.
Amid cries of “Can’t wait” and “Ram pride, baby! Top 25- BOOM!” students started a ticket frenzy at CSU.
Student tickets sold out in less than three minutes. All tickets to Saturday’s game are sold out.
Some students started lining up as early as 11 p.m. Tuesday to guarantee they got one of the 2,500 student tickets available for the next home game against 16th ranked New Mexico.
“We all want front row seats and we all want to make sure we get tickets,” said one CSU student.
The students braved below-freezing temperatures and a line that stretched at least three football fields long.
“Yep, it’s really cold. But Ram pride is more important, man,” said one student in line who said he would rather risk, “Hypothermia, frost bite, everything!”
CSU Athletic Director Jack Graham said the students’ enthusiasm is overwhelming, “Your intensity goes through the roof. You’re playing for somebody at that point in time and it just pumps you up to a point you just can’t believe.”