Good Monday morning Niner Nation! It’s the first day of classes for students at UNC Charlotte, so if you’re attending, have a good one. Let’s start off the week with another edition of the Niner NotePAD.
–The student request process for tickets to the inaugural football game against Campbell opened today at 8am. A few things to be aware of: students are awarded tickets via a lottery system (for this and all other football games; loyalty points earned from past athletic events won’t factor), so requesting them early doesn’t necessarily guarantee one. If you’re granted a ticket (usually around 48 hours after the request), you must claim the ticket and print it immediately after. If you don’t complete these steps, there’s a chance your ticket may be released. By the way, 7,500 tickets will be made available for students.
–Reminder: for the general public, the game is sold out. Only FSL holders and season ticket holders will be able to get in. If, and only if, tickets become available, they will be put up for sale probably during the week of the game.
–More football coverage from the Charlotte Observer‘s David Scott; this weekend, he took a look at OC Jeff Mullen and DC Bruce Tall. Tall was the defensive coordinator at Ohio Wesleyan in the late ’80s, the same time Mullen was a defensive back at Wittenberg. The two teams faced each other in 1987 in a game that Tall marks as one of the biggest wins of his career–and Scott explains why. He also conducted a Q&A with Mullen and Tall.
–And some love from the Observer‘s Tom Sorenson, who explains why it’s never been a better time to be a Charlotte sports fan–the Niners play into that in a big way.
–College Sports Madness released its preseason list of all-C-USA men’s soccer performers; six Niners made the list. Find out who by clicking here.
–Finally, exhibition women’s soccer on Saturday: Charlotte beat UNC Asheville 1-0. Jess Ryan had the lone goal in the 66th minute.