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Dec. 11, 2001

Nokia Sugar Bowl Ticket Update

The University of Illinois is no longer accepting ticket orders for the Nokia Sugar Bowl from individuals who are not Fighting Illini Scholarship Fund (FISF) members or current UI football season ticket customers.

FISF and season ticket holders have until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 to place priority ticket orders for the Sugar Bowl.

"We fully anticipate to sell out our entire allotment of 15,000 tickets to Illinois fans," Director of Athletics Ron Guenther said. "The response by our fans has been tremendous and we expect to have a large following in New Orleans on Jan. 1."

The following guidelines will be used to allocate Nokia Sugar Bowl tickets:

1) I Fund/Fighting Illini Scholarship Fund members by club level.
2) Student, faculty/staff, and general public football season ticket holders who are not I Fund/FISF members by date the order is received.
3) Student, faculty/staff and general public who are not I Fund/FISF members or season ticket holders, by date the order is received.

Tickets are not guaranteed. In the event that all tickets are sold, a refund will be sent to the applicant. The right to reduce orders or make such refunds is reserved by the UI Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Big Ten champion Illinois is scheduled to play LSU Jan. 1 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and the game will be nationally televised by ABC-TV.

Few Tickets Remain for Illini Men's Basketball

Fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for the Dec. 16 Illinois men's basketball game against Western Illinois in Champaign. The Dec. 29 game against Loyola-Chicago has around 100 single tickets remaining for sale. Games over the semester break Dec. 18 against Illinois State, Jan. 2 against Minnesota and Jan. 12 against Michigan are sold out. The entire Big Ten schedule is sold out for the season.

Tickets may be purchased at the UI Athletics Ticket Office at the Assembly Hall, by calling toll-free at 1-866-ILLINI-1or 217-333-3470, or on-line at

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