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Daniela West September 14, 2012 MWF 10:10 Students line up for tickets to GSU- UGA game Written by Ryan Ramsey Wednesday, 12 September 2012 19:16 A crowd of 650 Eagle fans arrived for the 6 p.m. opening at Hanner Fieldhouse for the official sale of tickets to the Georgia Southern University - University of Georgia game on Nov. 17. The excitement throughout the gym when the first line of students made their way to the ticket stands was obvious. Gordon Hunter, director of sports marketing, was pleased with the turnout. “There are 1,300 tickets up for sale, and so far the turnout is pretty good,” Hunter said. Hunter was not pleased when he spotted a crowd member wearing a UGA t-shirt. It didn’t get better when the culprit declined the option to exchange the UGA shirt for GSU fan gear. “It’s tough to see on campus,” Hunter said. “It’s frustrating to me, as a GSU employee, and even more as a graduate of this university.” This led to Hunter’s new proclamation: “Any other university clothing you bring to my office, I will exchange for a GSU t-shirt.” Other students, like Tyler Brewer, freshman biology major, voiced their opinion about the UGA shirt. “I think she needs to transfer to UGA,” Brewer said. The Eagles will have a tough task to knock off the No. 7 ranked Bulldogs, and although students are excited for the game, not all are confident about a potential Eagle victory. “I think it will be a close game, but I think it will be 35-21 UGA,” says Jordan Harrison,freshman electrical engineering major, and he isn’t the only one calling a close game. Hunter predicts a second half comeback with the Eagles pulling out a narrow 21-20 victory for the Eagles. The ticket price for the game will bring a register total of $47.50 after taxes. This price didn’t deter fans like Milly Mercer, freshman pre nursing major. “It’s expensive, yeah, but it’s worth it,” Mercer said. Many fans, like Drew Hall, freshman, are carpooling with four others up to Athens to watch the game.
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