COLUMBIA — With a new starting quarterback, a restructured Big 12 conference and the 100th anniversary of homecoming, it is bound to be an exciting football season at Memorial Stadium.
Meanwhile, the basketball team will take the court at Mizzou Arena with a new coach and a roster featuring six seniors in one of the most competitive basketball conferences in the country.
Sept. 3: vs. Miami (Ohio)
Sept. 9: at Arizona State
Sept. 17: vs. Western Illinois
Sept. 24: at Oklahoma
Oct. 8: at Kansas State
Oct. 15: vs. Iowa State *
Oct. 22: vs. Oklahoma State
Oct. 29: at Texas A&M
November 5: at Baylor
Nov. 12: vs. Texas
Nov. 19: vs. Texas Tech
Nov. 26: vs. Kansas (in Kansas City)
Bold indicates home games
Here's what you need to do to see it all live from the student section:
Student Season Ticket Combo
If you plan on attending both football and basketball games, you must purchase the Student Season Ticket Combo.
To do so, head to mutigers.com and click on "tickets," and then click on "Student Season Ticket Combo."
This package costs $230 and includes tickets to all six home football games and the opportunity to attend men’s home basketball games. Student seats for men's basketball games are limited.
Ticket combo holders are the only students eligible to purchase tickets for the Border Showdown game against Kansas at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, which occurs during Thanksgiving break.
Football ticket pick up begins Aug. 24 at Mizzou Arena, and buyers will receive all six tickets at once.
For basketball, there are multiple pick-up dates for certain sets of games throughout the season. As a ticket combo holder, you will be alerted of these dates in advance via e-mail.
Before basketball season begins, there will be a pick-up date for the first few games of the season. As the season goes on, there will be more pick-up dates, and it will become more important to be timely in getting tickets.
There is usually a pick-up date that includes tickets for most of the Big 12 home games and a separate date for the Missouri-Kansas game.
Word to the wise: Each year, students line up hours before the box office opens to make sure they get a KU ticket.
Football-only season tickets
If basketball isn’t your thing, save $85 and purchase a football-only package. Like the ticket combo, all six tickets will be available at Mizzou Arena prior to the start of the season.
The ticketing website notes that football-only tickets will not be available until late August and might not be sold separately from the ticket combo. That said, in 2010, football-only tickets were available.
Picking and choosing
If you only plan to attend a select few football or basketball games, there is a secondary market for tickets. A weeknight basketball game against a lesser-known opponent, for example, would usually be easy to come by inexpensively, whether in the residence halls, on Facebook or onCraigslist.
More sought-after tickets, such as the homecoming football game or a Saturday night basketball game against a conference opponent, might be harder to come by and more expensive.
It is also worth noting that all student tickets are general admission within the designated student sections. While you're guaranteed a seat once you have a ticket, the first students at the event will have the first choice of seats.
All other sports are free to students with a student ID. This includes baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball, gymnastics, tennis and wrestling.