Apparently student season ticket interest for Michigan basketball has been so low that the Athletic Department has opened up the Maize Rage bleachers in Crisler to non-students. For $199, you can be a member of the "Blue Rage," with seating in the bleachers and the overflow seating they hoped to fill with students in the lower bowl.
According to a commenter on UMHoops.com, student ticket sales were in the 300's... What's the deal? I mean, I know the team has been bad, but this is pretty deplorable interest even by Michigan basketball standards... They should have made student tickets free this season, as the rampant rumors indicated they were going to. Even if only for returning season ticket holders. I've personally paid for 4 years of shitty basketball, and am in for a 5th year of being in the piss-poor Maize Rage. It would have been nice to have been kicked some freebies for being loyal to the program.