To say Michigan State fans are excited for the 2011 Big Ten Championship Game would be an understatement. With the Spartans already clinching a spot in Indianapolis for the conference's first ever title game, Michigan State fans are making plans to head to the game to watch their team play for a second consecutive Big Ten title and a spot in the 2012 Rose Bowl.â†µ
The Michigan State athletic department made tickets for the game available on Monday, and they are already all gone. From the MSU football Twitter account:â†µ
Michigan State has SOLD OUT its entire allotment of 15,450 tickets for the Dec. 3 Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, Ind.â†µ
The strong showing in ticket sales on such short notice bodes well for Michigan State's bowl hopes if Wisconsin or Penn State wins the Big Ten Championship Game. The title game's loser doesn't receive an automatic bid to a specific game, and some scenarios exist where MSU could slide down to the Insight Bowl or Gator Bowl. However, MSU fans have proven in recent years they travel pretty well, as evidenced by their title game allotment selling out so quickly. If the Spartans do lose in Indy, I have a tough time seeing them fall past the Outback Bowl, which would probably love to welcome MSU to town.