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Reason why Politics and Sports shouldn’t mix

Submitted by on June 16, 2008 – 1:24 pmNo Comment

“Now I am going to hesitate to go, for crying out loud. Now I might just tell them to take their game tickets and stick them. …”

Quote by PA State Representative, Bud George (D-Clearfield) concerning Penn State football tickets that weren’t reported despite new disclosure requirements. Why all the anger? Apparently Bud George is blaming Penn State for not notifying him about the new disclosure requirements and that the tickets he received exceeded the new threshold. Bud wasn’t alone as 3 other legislators also failed to report Penn State tickets.

Hold on a minute. Last I checked, Bud George is the one working in Harrisburg where these new requirements are established and you are blaming Penn State based out of middle-of-nowhere State College for not informing you about the rules you helped pass? Maybe its time to start giving away his tickets to students who really want them.

204 dollars! 21,250 student tickets sold would mean $4.3 million for Penn State

Speaking of which, Student Season Ticket sales start TODAY! Buy them now HERE.

Students should choose “Football,” click “Find Tickets” and select “1″ as the quantity on the purchase page. Students should then enter their password and click “Look For Tickets” to continue the purchase. Students also will be able to purchase a 2008 “Penn State White Out shirt” when buying their season ticket.

Last year all 21,250 student season tickets sold out in 45 minutes. The Padres can barely get that number to show up for a game. I would know, I’ve been to at least 4 games now where attendance has barely broken the 21,000 mark.

This year, the athletics department decided they would break up the Student Ticket sale into 5 days:

- Senior class members will begin the sale on Monday, June 16 at 7 a.m. ET. Seniors are defined as having completed 91.1 credits or more through the Spring 2008 semester.

- Junior class members can purchase tickets on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 a.m. ET. Juniors are defined as having completed 59.1 to 91 credits or more through the Spring 2008 semester.

- Sophomore class members can purchase tickets on Wednesday, June 18 at 7 a.m. ET. Sophomores are defined as having completed 27.1 to 59 credits or more through the Spring 2008 semester.

- Freshmen class members can purchase tickets on Thursday, June 19 at 8 p.m. ET. This class includes all incoming undergraduate students and students that have completed less than 27.1 credits through the Spring 2008 semester.

- Graduate students can purchase tickets on Friday, June 20 at 7 a.m. ET.

Each sale will last until all tickets for that class have been sold. When no tickets remain, the message “We couldn’t find tickets that matched your request” will appear on the purchase screen.

If you are a student and you aren’t planning to go to games, but still buy a season ticket. I will be looking for you. Its one thing to be enterprising, its another to be a total jackass about it. I’ve bought my fair share of student tickets from other students in my day, and there is not a greedier bunch other than the blood sucking scalpers surrounding Beaver Stadium on game day.

Hell, if only we had an abundance of tickets like Iowa, we wouldn’t have this scalping problem. We can thank the White Out for that.

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