LSU and Wisconsin have sold a combined 50,000 tickets to the Sept. 3 season opener between the teams at Lambeau Field.
Each school has sold 20,000 tickets to the marquee affair at the Packers’ legendary stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, according to each school’s athletic department. That total, though, does not include more than 10,000 other tickets the Badgers have set aside for students and “university needs,” said Wisconsin team spokesman Brian Lucas.
Wisconsin was allotted 40,000 tickets for the game and sold 20,000 during an initial request period for donors and season ticketholders that ended April 30. A second request period, for the remaining 9,000 tickets, started Wednesday and ends Tuesday, the school announced.
LSU was allotted 20,000 tickets to the game. The school hit 20,000 requests last week but is working on acquiring additional tickets, said Brian Broussard, in charge of ticket sales and operations at LSU. Requests are being taken through May 31.
The Packers are responsible for the rest of the tickets (about 15,000-20,000) at 80,000-seat Lambeau Field.
LSU will be the away team and will wear white, and Wisconsin the home team, according to a copy of the game contract. Big 12 officials are scheduled to work the game, the contract says.
Jamal Adams on Lott watch list
LSU safety Jamal Adams is one of 42 players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list released Wednesday.
The trophy is presented annually to college football’s best defensive player who exudes a list of qualification on and off the field. IMPACT is an acronym standings for integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.
The rising junior from Texas garnered freshman All-American honors as a freshman in 2014 and landed on the coaches and AP All-SEC second team after 67-tackle season last year. He enters 2016 as one of a handful of returning starters on LSU’s defense that many experts predict will be a high NFL draft choice.
Quinn heading to SMU
Former LSU receiver and Barbe standout Trey Quinn is transferring to SMU, he confirmed on Twitter.
Quinn, who announced his transfer in February, will sit out next season adhering to NCAA transfer rules. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
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