Well after a lot of worry over whether I would be able to get a ticket tomorrow at the student ticket sale, I took a plunge and just bought a tour package. Apparently students can get packages through the Alumni Association, which come with a ticket. In addition to the ticket you get two nights in a hotel and transportation to the stadium. It does not come with transportation to Miami though, so I got to find a flight or someone to drive with. If you are a PSU student who is interested in the package, you can check it out here.
I am a little nervous about committing so much money to this trip, but I think I would have been more disappointed if I hadn’t gone. It’s a chance to be a participant, rather than a mere television viewer. Anyhow, hopefully my finances will take care of themselves soon. So see you in Miami on Jan. 3!
It’s worth it. I traveled to Atlanta and New Orleans to see my team (Univ. of Kansas) play in recent Final Fours. It was a lot of fun to be in a big-time sports atmosphere, with all of the pre- and post-game activities, and walking around town and seeing KU fans everywhere, as well as equally fanatic representatives from the other schools. You won’t regret it.