Xavier students camp out for shootout tickets


EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) - Hundreds of students braved the cold Friday morning for a seat inside the Cintas Center for the annual battle between Xavier and UC.

Students have been camped out at the Cintas Center since 11 a.m. Thursday. For Xavier students, there are 700 tickets available. Tickets became available at 6 a.m. Friday.

Police were at the Cintas Center for safety as the students braved the cold to get a seat for the big game on Saturday.

UC is the visiting team, so the University will only receive about 200 tickets. None will be made available to students and will go to members of the UCats Club.

Last year, the Bearcats put it on Xavier, beating them at Fifth Third arena, but for three straight years before that, Xavier grabbed a win.

UC has the overall edge at 48-30.

Xavier student Andrew Bush was the first in line for tickets to the game. "We would have been out here in August if they wanted us to be. But they said today. So today was the day," said Bush.

"Yeah...Occupy Cintas. The game's going to be pretty crazy. Cincinnati is our biggest rival and I have to be there," said Xavier freshman Kyesha Cain.

Students standing in line Friday morning say this year belongs to Xavier and they will gladly wait to see the game.

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