Since tickets were on my mind earlier in the week, I thought I would link to two interesting articles that show BC is not the only school with ticket issues and how Brad Bates is trying new things with regards to student basketball tickets.
This article from the Wall Street Journal made its way around the blogosphere (including our comments) and is well worth your time. If the huge SEC and Big Ten schools are shrinking their student section, perhaps BC should consider something similar. I also think improved wireless and creating more in-game entertainment wouldn't hurt.
In basketball, Bates and the Athletic Department have created a section for students that runs parallel to the court (instead of just being on either end). I think this should help overall demand. Students want to be close and want to be seen. But also, I think creating a sense of demand for these seats will help overall interest. The old way clearly wasn't working so something new may.