EDITOR’S NOTE: To avoid confusion from an earlier headline, I should have pointed out these are student season tickets. Regular season tickets are still available.
For the third consecutive year, Iowa State student football season tickets are all sold out by August 9th.
Here was a tweet from the official Cyclone football Twitter account on Sunday that confirmed the news.
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This is also confirmation that any talk of head coach Paul Rhoads losing his job or being on the hot seat after last season’s 3-9 disappointment is lazy. In the past three years, attendance has been an all-time high at Jack Trice Stadium, and that’s all thanks to the motivation that Rhoads provides. The players love him, the fans love him, and most importantly, university officials love him.
As the South end zone gets built, that will add more seats to the Jack and the stadium will get even more full. It’s already a loud, chaotic scene in just about every football game that isn’t suffocating in frozen temperatures. For a school that does not feature a rich football history, you certainly couldn’t tell its incredible fan support.
That’s why Rhoads’ job is safe, and they could go 0-12 this season and he’ll be right here again a season from now. Of course, if they do go winless, then you probably won’t have a season ticket sellout either. Then the key that Rhoads holds would obviously be taken away from him. But going winless in the Big 12 is highly doubtful let alone going winless through the whole season.