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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 editor@badgerherald.com 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.
Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 3:09 am
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

I'd sell tickets, no hesitation. Let's see, I can make some profit off selling a ticket to an exhibition game? You'd be dumb not to take that opportunity if it was there to you.



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2010 10:38 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

Last time I checked this is a sports website, not a political one.  Who gives a rats a&* about the tax cuts when surfing sports info?  I have to hear about political garbage all day and I come here for an escape.  Thanks for bringing your work home with you...



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 10:10 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

Who was in charge of Congress and the Senate when the bailouts were approved? It was the Dems, stop trying to link them to Bush.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 8:39 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

OK let me clarify.
Why cant the school hold the tickets until say, a week before the game and give them to the students who purchased when they present their school ID?  Maybe have the tickets at Will Call at the game.  No student ID, no tickets.  I know they could sell it after that or sell it before and transfer when they get it (unlikely because most people won't buy something they can't get).  If you end up not being able to go, tough.  Thats the price you pay for a cheaper ticket...just like the price you pay for a non-refundable airline ticket (cheaper but "riskier").




Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 8:28 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

Perhaps I am missing something but can't they make the discounted tickets non-transferable?



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

This is exactly why Ohio State will always be the chosen Big 10 team when there is a coin flip for a bowl.  The students bring the pride and paint the place red.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2010 7:10 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

@Markram  The bailout has been completely paid back with interest fyi



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2010 7:08 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

I can't believe the number of posts oh here endorsing students selling their Rose Bowl tickets. This is a completely cut and dry issue that has nothing to do with capitalism, liberals or the red scare. These tickets are available to students for way below market value to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity. If a student doesn't want to travel to Pasadena to see his/her team play in the Rose Bowl, then that's fine, but leave those tickets for someone else. Did the editor go overboard? Maybe a little, but scalping student tickets is just wrong. I would think that people who have a love of sports and a moral compass would agree that.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2010 6:59 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

@buckeyezane... wow, typical OSU dumbass comment. The largest contributers to our national debt, Reagan, bush, bush,, and let us not forget, the Bush Bailout was the largest ever and had no real terms for repayment or penaly,, JUST FREE MONEY to his corporate buddies..... Scalp those tickets boys and girls



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2010 6:53 pm
 

Student newspaper calls out Wisconsin students

Yes,, but it is also reported from NATIONAL sources that it is not only students. They mention season ticket holders, Professors and other ALUM. Don't be so surprised, it happens at every bowl game. But hey, at least our wins will not be taken away a few years from now because we have illegal players!!!! go Auburn!!!


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