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Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

Posted on: December 6, 2010 12:34 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

With the official announcement that Wisconsin would be going to the Rose Bowl to take on TCU on Sunday, the school put 5,800 student tickets up for sale on its website on Sunday night.  Within 20 minutes every ticket had been sold, and there were plenty of Wisconsin students left in the cold with no way to get to Pasadena without paying for a regular ticket, or perhaps, a scalped one.

Well I know where those Wisconsin students can buy one of those scalped tickets.  They can be bought from a few of those students who have already purchased the student tickets and have no intention of going to the game.  Luckily, thanks to the Badger Herald -- the school's student newspaper -- those students are a lot easier to find.

The paper published a list of names of students who are currently attempting to sell their Rose Bowl tickets on Facebook and other places like Craigslist. The paper also had a special message for those same students.
Truly, there is a special place in Hell for people who buy Rose Bowl tickets with the sole intention of profiting from them. It is entirely unfair to those who actually love this football team and were counting on a cheap face value ticket in order to make the trip to Pasadena an economic reality.
We'll keep printing names of those we catch on Facebook marketplace. And feel free to send an email to if you know of anybody whose name should be added to the list — particularly the 100 people who have already made a listing on Craigslist.
We also ask this of UW Athletics: Next time, make it so people have to pick their tickets up at the bowl site. That will keep the worst people on campus from cheating the system.

I know an editor who couldn't get tickets!

Seriously, saying there's a special place in hell for these kids is a bit over the line, isn't it?  Most students in college don't exactly have a lot of money lying around because they can only work part-time jobs thanks to that whole "going to school" portion of their day.  So I can't fault a kid for using this as a chance to make some extra beer money.

This is America, after all.  I'm pretty sure that this is exactly how capitalism works.

Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 10:26 am

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

This is a discussion they should do on SNL, where they say somethin bad about the mayor of New Jersey. Haha thats the first thing i though of when you said that.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 10:25 am


And somehow printing the names of people trying to sell their tickets is supposed to be a bad thing for them? If they cared whether people gave them crap about it they wouldn't be trying to sell them on FB and CL. Sounds like free marketing to me. The paper is actually helping htem because now people looking or tickets know who to contact. I love Capitalism.

Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2010 10:25 am

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

The Peoples Republic of Madison, 78 square miles surrounded by reality .

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 10:06 am

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

This sounds like a bunch of cry babies belly aching about not having tickets.  Why shouldnt a student
be able to sell those tickets?  Everyone else involved in the process does so.  If you dont have the means
or you simply didnt take the time or initiative to get your hands on tickets, too bad for you.  If you want
to go, pay up.  I understand not wanting to pay a couple hundred a ticket plus traveling expenses but if
you want to go to the game, that is a part of it.  These kids took the initiative to get their hands on these
tickets and should be able to do with them as they please.  They already pay to go to school and this is
one of those perks.  Just because Bob the bus driver thinks he and everyone else should have access
to tickets at a reduced rate doesnt make that trane of thought rational either.

There wont be a bowl game this year or any other year in which this doesnt happen.  If your desire to go
to that game is great enough, take the lumps that go with it.  If you want to bitch about it, do so after you
cut the check.

Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2010 9:50 am

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

Once the School sells the tickets to the students, the students should be able to do what they want with the tickets, it is their property.

If the school is upset about students selling tickets, don't sell tickets to students.

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2010 9:45 am

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

So true that no LA teams will buy tickets.  Heck, UW v. UCLA, there was more red than blue.  TCU fans aren't that excited to go whereas as any UW fan would find any excuse to escape the state.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 9:34 am

Wisconsin students

How can saying "there's a special place in hell" be over the line, Tom? There's no such place as Hell.
But, there is a New Jersey.

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2010 9:13 am

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

For you students looking to buy tickets.  I went to the Rosebowl when Purdue played Washington.  When neither of the LA schools is involved in the game, there are plenty of tix available outside the stadium from scalpers just before the game.  If you have the patience to wait till just before game time, you will be able to buy from scalpers at a good rate just before game time.  This year TCU plays Wisconsin.  Last time I checked, neither of these teams are located in LA. 

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2010 7:12 am

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

So how are TCU's sales doing?

Since: Feb 11, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:32 am

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

This is all because the "Editor" couldnt get tickets. Hey it's his/her own faulty for being slow. Both physically and mentally. Students 1- Editor 0

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