NIU Students Can Road Trip to Iowa for $35 to See the Huskies Saturday

GO HUSKIES The last time NIU offered a student bus package, 1,300 Huskie students traveled to Miami for the Orange Bowl..
The last time NIU offered a student bus package, 1,300 Huskie students traveled to Miami for the Orange Bowl..

Aug 28, 2013

DeKALB, Ill. - Northern Illinois has secured a limited number of discounted student football game tickets for the Huskies' season opener at Iowa this Saturday, August 31, and is offering a student fan bus package through the Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) Office in the Division of Student Affairs.

Northern Illinois opens its 2013 season versus Iowa at 2:30 p.m. in Kinnick Stadium Saturday. The Huskies, who are coming off a 12-2 season, their second consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship and a historic appearance in the Discover Orange Bowl, return 16 starters and are led by Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch. The game can be seen on one of the alternate channels of the Big Ten Network (BTN). To find out where to see the game in your area, go to the BTN GameFinder at BTN GameFinder. Listen to the game on WSCR 670 AM in Chicago, WLBK AM & FM in DeKalb and WTJK ESPN1380 in Janesville, Wis. or live online via Huskie All-Access.

Current NIU students in good academic and judicial standing can cheer on the Huskies at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City for just $25. A student only bus package that includes a game ticket, is available for just $35. The discounted student tickets, which went on sale Monday, Aug. 26, are available until 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Tickets for both the game and the bus trip can be purchased online by clicking here .

NIU Head Coach Rod Carey said he hopes a large group of students will make the short trek to Iowa to support the 2013 Huskies on Saturday.

"I think this is a great deal for the students," Carey said. "We know Iowa is going to be a hostile environment so the more Huskie fans we can get in the stands, the better for our team. I hope a lot of students take advantage of this and look forward to seeing everybody in Iowa City."

There are two ticket options for NIU students:
• Discounted NIU student football tickets are $25, and the student is responsible for his or her own travel.
• Discounted NIU student fan bus tickets are $35. The fan bus package includes:
o Coach bus travel to Kinnick Stadium and returning to DeKalb.
o One NIU student football game ticket.



Check-in for the student fan bus package will occur in lot C3 (North of the Convocation Center) at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Students will not be permitted to bring any liquids onto the bus, and bags will be searched. Buses will leave Kinnick Stadium immediately following the game and will make one stop on the way back to campus.

Student football game tickets and student fan bus package tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. No exceptions. Only NIU students in good academic and judicial standing will be allowed to participate in the student fan bus package.

For more information, call (815) 753-1421.

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