Wednesday, September 12, 2007

MCKILLOPVILLE
Photo credits: Will Bryan

Another part of the Davidson empire has been constructed: McKillopville

Students camped out (literally) at Belk Arena to get tickets to the Duke game and the UNC game. I NEVER saw anything like this when I was at Davidson (Class of '94). I remember being able to go to a game and easily sit in your choice of lower bowl (red) seats in Belk Arena (yeah I sound old, I know). That possibility just does not exist anymore. There is a buzz around Davidson hoops that we've not seen in a long, long time.

Student tickets for the Davidson men's basketball games against North Carolina and Duke at Bobcats Arena went on sale at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, and all 800 paper tickets were sold out in about an hour and 15 minutes.

The ticket office continued to take orders and sold 1,100 student tickets by 10:15 a.m. Students began lining up at around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and by the time the ticket staff arrived at the Baker Sports Complex Wednesday morning, the line was wrapped around the Knobloch Tennis Center and heading down the sidewalk.

Coach Bob McKillop and sophomore guard Stephen Curry were handing out Krispy Kreme doughnuts. One group in line had a sign that read "Welcome to McKillopville." Below are some pictures of the camp out with more to come.

1 comment:

wibryan said...

Ultimately, the Athletic Department sold upwards of 1100 students tickets to both games. This is remarkable considering the fact there are only 1400 students on campus right now (the other 150-200 studying abroad).