Happy Friday everyone. Rivalry week is just about done. The line on the BC game has already moved from NU as a 7-point dog to the ‘Cats being a 5.5 point underdog. Kind of crazy considering practice BEGINS on Monday. It is time to start concentrating on Northwestern as day one of Persa watch gets underway in Evanston. Practices are closed to the public and media will be under tight watch on the Persa front. A couple other tidbits to wind down the day:
Sanjay Lumpkin is a Cat
Chris Emma of Scout.com reported that 6-6 guard, Sanjay Lumpkin of Wayzata, MN is the newest commit for Bill Carmody. As you can read on colleague Sippin On Purple’s post, Lumpkin was recruited by mid majors and Ivy Leaguers but had looks by Stanford and Illinois among others. Let’s hope he’s no repeat of a certain Mr. Basketball from Minnesota if you know who I’m talking about! Welcome aboard Sanjay.
Single Game Tickets Go On Sale!
Monday is not only opening day for fall camp for Northwestern, it also marks the beginning of single game ticket sales for non-conference games. That is a sexy way of saying get your Eastern Illinois and Rice tickets on Monday! OK, joking about it isn’t going to help move the needle. However we’re still 400 SEASON tickets away from reaching the LTP goal, but I’ve got a new idea floating in front of Mr. Polisky which could move the needle. Single game tickets go on sale on August 22 which means we have between now and then to ensure that Michigan fans don’t jam the phone lines and squeeze us out of seats. I swear we should give callers a Northwestern football test to vet out the enemy. Sparty fans, Wolverine fans and several other teams will be leveraging their LARGE Chicago fan bases to try and beat us to the punch. If you can’t get your friends and neighbors to bite off on season tix, then get them to buy up at least one or two single game tix! Direct your friends here to NUSports.com for more.
We have a fourth boat! Scott Sloane has worked tirelessly to make it happen. It WILL SELLOUT quickly and we are launching sales next Wednesday August 10. Get ready. We are also hoping to sell tailgate only tickets as well. We’ll lay it all out on Monday.
More to come on the week that was tomorrow morning. Have a good one everyone! Oh yeah, next week is Miiiiiiiiichigan week on LTP as we have the Wolverines and Cornhuskers left on our themed week campaign. Then it is 24/7 NU. The ‘Cats coverage is about to get cranked up many notches. Fingers crossed for no injuries this camp!