ASU students camping out in cold for game tickets

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The countdown to kick-off is on, and Arizona State University students are camping out to make sure they get good seats to watch their Sun Devils fight for the Pac-12 championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl.

Although it's finals week, the students pitched tents and spread sleeping bags outside Wells Fargo Arena. Many have been there since Monday.

Because student tickets are general admission, wristbands used to guarantee priority seating in Sun Devil Stadium. The wristband distribution begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m., just hours before kickoff.

"I want front row. It's the biggest game pretty much in ASU history, the biggest game of my student career," one enthusiastic fan told 3TV.

The Sun Devils have been to the Rose Bowl twice, first in 1987 (a win over Michigan) and most recently in 1997 (a loss to Ohio State). Since 1940, The Devils have made 26 bowl appearances. Their record is 13-12-1.

Going into Saturday's game, the Sun Devils are ranked No. 11 to the Cardinal's No. 7.

ASU's win last Saturday over the Arizona Wildcats means the Sun Devils will host the championship game.

Kick-off at Sun Devil Stadium is 5:45 p.m.