The hype surrounding this week's Texas A&M and University of Texas game has prompted a few changes in the way student tickets are given out.
On Wednesday, A&M officials announced tickets for the rest of the men's home basketball games will be distributed through a weighted lottery system.
All students with a sports option that includes basketball, will be eligible for the lottery, according to A&M officials.
Students must register to be included in the lottery either online or at The Zone ticket windows.
Online registration will be offered at www.aggieathletics.com for a 24 hour period, beginning at 12 p.m., Thursday, February 8th.
Students may also register at The Zone ticket windows by presenting their student identification.
Hours for walk-up registration at the ticket windows are: 12 to 5 p.m. on Feb 8th and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb 9th.
Officials say the time at which a student registers has no bearing on their position in the lottery.
The lottery is weighted based on student attendance at men's basketball games.
For every three games that a student pulled a ticket with his or her sports pass, a student will receive one additional entry into the lottery.
For example, if you have never pulled tickets for basketball, you have one chance in the lottery, if you pulled 1 to 3 tickets, you have two chances, with 4 to 6 tickets pulled, you have three chances and so on.
The computerized lottery will be held after 12 p.m. on Friday, February 9th.
Beginning at 5 p.m., students can go online at www.aggieathletics.com to check their status.
Ticket pick-up will be anytime from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, February 12th at the student ticket windows located at the north end of Kyle Field.
No tickets will be distributed at Reed Arena.
Students must pick up their own ticket in person and present a valid student ID. Student ID's must be legible.
An announcement will be made Monday evening by 6 p.m. regarding any tickets not claimed during Monday's pull.
The same guidelines will be followed for the Baylor and Missouri game. Sign-up and lottery dates and times will be announced next week.
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