Winter 2010

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The Wildcats will play in a bowl game this winter, most likely the Texas Bowl or the TicketCity Bowl. This marks the first time in Wildcat football history that Northwestern has gone to a bowl game in three consecutive seasons. Here are some tips for catching the Wildcats in action:

  • Buy your tickets through the Northwestern Alumni Association or the Northwestern ticket office. It shows future bowl selection committees how much support Northwestern has.
  • Seats purchased through and assigned by the Athletic Department will be allocated according to the Wildcat Priority Point System. Tickets purchased from the NAA block will generally be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The number of tickets each school is contractually obligated to assume may vary with the bowl, but the limited availability of “prime seats” remains constant. The bulk of those go to sponsors, local residents and others who have a financial stake in the game.
  • The Big Ten teams will be eligible for a new lineup of bowls beginning this year. This lineup is for the next three seasons: Rose Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Outback Bowl, Gator Bowl, Insight Bowl, Texas Bowl, TicketCity Bowl, Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.