“From the moment Saturday’s game ended, the enthusiasm across our University community has been overwhelming,” said Combe Family Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Jim Phillips. “One of the true purposes of athletics on a college campus is the opportunity it affords students, alumni, staff and fans to come together. We’re looking forward to seeing Wildcats from all over the world on December 1 in Indianapolis.”
Northwestern fans hoping to purchase tickets are encouraged to visit Ticketmaster, where limited seats remain available.
Wednesday, it was revealed that more than 3,400 Northwestern students would be attending the game. Phillips, in conjunction with an anonymous benefactor, announced the Department of Athletics & Recreation would provide tickets and travel to Indianapolis for any undergraduate student who wanted to support the Wildcats at Lucas Oil Stadium. All told, nearly 45-percent of the Northwestern undergraduate community is set to travel 200 miles south to the Indiana state capital for the Conference title game.
Northwestern clinched the Big Ten West Division crown with a 14-10 win on Saturday at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. The Wildcats will meet the champion of the East Division on December 1 at the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, with the game scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. CT on FOX. The team visits Minnesota this Saturday in the penultimate game of the regular season, with kickoff slated for 11 a.m. CT on Big Ten Network. Northwestern will close the regular season on Nov. 24 at Ryan Field when it hosts Illinois (2:30 p.m. CT) in a Land of Lincoln battle.