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    STORRS, CT - NOVEMBER 14: Connecticut Huskies fans cheer in the student section during the first half against the Byrant Bulldogs at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on November 14, 2014 in Storrs, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

    UConn students will no longer have to buy tickets to attend any regular season home sporting events.

    Beginning in the fall, UConn students who go to ticketed events will only need to swipe their student ID at the gate for admission and will get in on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the university.

    This will be the policy at home events for men's and women's basketball, football, men's and women's soccer, and men's hockey.

    Students will continue to be able to attend all non-ticketed events free of charge.

    "Our students help create an exciting atmosphere at many of our home events and I am hopeful that this new streamlined process will entice even more students to join the fun," athletic director David Benedict said. "Students already contribute to our success through student fees and I feel it is important to eliminate any cost to them above and beyond those fees.”

    There are some select basketball games that the school will distribute student tickets in advance. UConn said more information on the ticket process for those games will be released this summer.

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