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Wait no longer. The decision is out. Shaun May, Penn's director of Sports Information, yesterday revealed the Penn Athletic Department's guidelines for issuing student tickets for the Penn-Princeton game on Tuesday, March 2, at Princeton. The Athletic Department will begin issuing tickets on Wednesday. The system will not be on a first-come, first-serve basis but instead will reward those die-hard fans who camped out for season tickets. The students that participated in the overnight season ticket line in October will be eligible to purchase one ticket each. Tickets must be picked up on Wednesday or Thursday, February 24 or 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ticket office at Franklin Field. After that, season ticket holders who placed their name on the ticket office request list are eligible to pick up their tickets on Friday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, from noon to 5 p.m. Any remaining tickets will be made available to those season-ticket holders who have not already obtained a ticket, on Monday, March 1 starting at 11 a.m., on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Athletic Department has emphasized that students will only be able to purchase one ticket each and must show a valid PennCard. Substitutions will not be permitted. Although May did not know the exact number of tickets available, he believed that all season-ticket holders hoping to purchase a ticket would have the opportunity. He did not think tickets would be available for students who did not purchase season tickets. While Penn and Princeton have closed their seasons playing each other since 1995, with the game site alternating each year, this will be the first game of the series at Jadwin Gymnasium with Ivy League championship and NCAA Tournament implications. Initial student reaction to the procedure has been positive. "It gives tickets to the devoted fans first," said College junior John Schmerin, a participant in the overnight ticket line. "Those who slept out for season tickets should be rewarded first over anybody else who is a fly-by night kind of character." Even those who did not camp out feel that the system respects Penn's most devoted fans. "It's fair," College senior and season-ticket holder Jordan Szekely said. "They're assuming that the [Princeton] tickets should go to the most loyal fans."

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