Well, at least now we know what Greg McGarity’s “worst nightmare as an athletic director” is.
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Hey McGarity, Why don’t you just sell them the tickets South Carolina gave back? Doesn’t solve the whole problem may help a little.
That’s a damn good solution right there for those that didn’t get USCe tickets. I think the real problem is the Bama game. They could put 100k+ in Sanford that day if the place could hold it.
18,000 student tickets for 35,000 students might not be enough.
Except the couldn’t fill up the original allotment they used to have. Hence why the made the young alumni section.
Students were only showing up to 2-3 games a year.
^^This. They should have run a lottery for the Bama and USCe games with priority to student season ticket holders, and maybe even priority based on class year (I think that used to be similar to the system for away tickets back in the day when we had to camp out at Stegman to get our tickets.)
I think after the 12-hour lines in 98 they switched to the priority system that was based on credit hours (or maybe just how many years you’d been in school). Took another year or two before they did the same with away game tickets though…
They actually have a system that tracks credit hours and assigns priority to students with the most hours and whose tickets are used to go to games. If a student gets tickets to a game and that ticket is not used, it is something of a black mark against that student when they sign up for tickets the next season.
The secondary student ticket market is alive and well on campus. Students with tickets who can’t or aren’t going to a game scramble to find someone to use the ticket who will definitely go to the game so the ticket gets scanned and recorded as used. Prices vary from free, for the noon kickoff cupcake games, to $30-50 for the big games.
I remember going to the coliseum to get tickets back in the day. Seniors went on Monday, Juniors on Tuesday, Sophomores on Wednesday and Freshmen on Thursday.
I was at my five points watering hole yesterday afternoon. The student staff was not pleased. To say the least.
Do we play the games for the students, alumni, or people with fat wallets?
Are the people with fat wallets named “ESPN”? If so, then we play for them.
So, what happens to the painted guys and gals in the front row that adds to the atmosphere in the student section and usually draw the TV cameras on a regular basis? Will they be missing a game?
G B LLDO S
Haven’t students complained about the tickets every season? I know they were complaining about it when I was in school. Their college kids, moral outrage is their currency.
imagine all the snarky snapchats
This is Fing ridiculous! I’d be pissed!
no excuse for that. one of the best things Dooley ever did was make sure students got tickets, and kept the cost to TWO DOLLARS a game. i suppose the current theory is to get students accustomed to staying home and watching on tv.
Hey the AD is merely preparing them for the screwing they will receive when they become alums. This is a teaching moment.
Now that’s pretty funny right there.
The key to good comedy is to have a shred of truth in it and you just tossed a whole slab of it in that statement … well played!
Students can get into a lottery for tickets to Bama or South Carolina…
Or they can easily get unused tickets to the home game at Mark Richt Field versus Georgia Tech.
“Those 13 jerseys are going to be around a long time.”-- Brock Bowers, The Athletic, 1/10/23
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