Fewer alumni seek Ohio State football tickets | BuckeyeXtra

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About 4,900 fewer alumni applied for Ohio State football tickets for the upcoming season than last year.
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Boycott ESPN's sponsors. Everyone needs to boycott Home Depot, Disney, etc.
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We'll see how filled up the stadium is once they begin to lose. Then, Mr. Jones et al will get to see the effects of a rogue program. Unfortunately, his comments are probably going to want to make the NCAA want to more severely punish TOSU because Mr. Jones doesn't seem to care about much except the bottomline (integrity be d*****). Pathetic..........
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I want my tickets so that when the creepy E. Gordon Gee features himself on the jumbotron, I can boo the heartiest "boo" of my Buckeye life. To think that he was once gave himself the honor of dotting the i. Pshaw.
When will the Trustees act? Maybe if 110,000 of us express our opinion as a chorus on a Saturday.
Go Bucks. I have my tickets.
(It is still mind boggling that the penalties will punish fans and student athletes and not Gee or Smith. Vacating wins only hurts the players and fans. Taking away scholarships only hurts kids that had a path to a good college education.
Fix this mess by taking away the paychecks of the President and the Athletic Director. STOP THE BONUS PAY FOR GODSAKE.)
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Stuck in the Stone Age wrote:
We'll see how filled up the stadium is once they begin to lose. Then, Mr. Jones et al will get to see the effects of a rogue program. Unfortunately, his comments are probably going to want to make the NCAA want to more severely punish TOSU because Mr. Jones doesn't seem to care about much except the bottomline (integrity be d*****). Pathetic..........
Hey dopey go watch Georgia Tech get off our ass, shitbird.
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No surprises here. OSU saw that coming and has already raised tuition to cover the lost revenue.
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No surprises here. OSU saw that coming and has already raised tuition to cover the lost revenue.
Only "progressives" raise prices in a down market (or taxes in a recession) to recover revenue.
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Boycott ESPN's sponsors. Everyone needs to boycott Home Depot, Disney, etc.
LOLOLOLOL..yeah its ALL THEIR FAULT..O$U is a clean trustworthy institution??LOLOLOL

Blame everyone but YOURSELVES for Lieing and Cheating
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AWESOME! more tickets for real fans
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Can't wait !!! Have tickets for the OSU/MichiganST game !!! I am a BUCKEYE FAN !!! GO BUCKS!!!
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I quit buying tickets when they switched to the lottery. I guess my years of paying into the system mean nothing. Alumni tickets just keep getting worse and worse. Now I don't even know if I can attend the bad game with bad seats I "might" get. I am sure many others feel the same way. It is a better bet to just watch it at home on TV. I do miss attending the games, but the lottery is just not worth the risk vs. the money.

Since: Nov 09

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The decline could be the result of a number of factors. But I really don't think that the lack of a big name preseason opponent or not having UM at home has anything to do with it. The vast majority of alumni get horrible non-conference games like Toledo. They know that going into the lottery. The chances of getting tickets to even a league game are fairly slim let alone to the UM game. Our last 3 games were Akron, Troy, and Navy. Not exactly dream match-ups (but it took a Brian Rolle return of a 2 point conversion attempt to preserve the win over Navy in 2009).

So it seems kind of doubtful to me that the home schedule has much of an impact on how many alumni apply. It probably boils down to one of three things: 1) the cost of going to an OSU game - two tickets, parking, and a tank of gas and you have $200 just for the basics - in a down economic time is prohibitive for a lot of people; 2) the real chance of having a down year in comparison to previous seasons; 3) the whole scandal has left a bad taste in the mouths of alumni who don't want to fork out the coin to go to a game.

Personally, I would still go to a game just to see some different players who will be a big part of the future of OSU football when the smoke clears, i.e Braxton Miller and Curtis Grant. But my wife refuses to attend given what has happened over the past few months. Regardless, OSU games will sell out and the athletic department will get its millions.
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Yeah, the diehard fans of the chokeyes show their colors.. thought it didnt matter who the cheaters played....The alumni are disgusted, and rightfully so. There is no honor to be a chokeye fan anymore.. The past decade is tainted, who would want to be associated with THAT!!

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Steve in Findlay wrote:
The decline could be the result of a number of factors. But I really don't think that the lack of a big name preseason opponent or not having UM at home has anything to do with it. The vast majority of alumni get horrible non-conference games like Toledo. They know that going into the lottery. The chances of getting tickets to even a league game are fairly slim let alone to the UM game. Our last 3 games were Akron, Troy, and Navy. Not exactly dream match-ups (but it took a Brian Rolle return of a 2 point conversion attempt to preserve the win over Navy in 2009).
So it seems kind of doubtful to me that the home schedule has much of an impact on how many alumni apply. It probably boils down to one of three things: 1) the cost of going to an OSU game - two tickets, parking, and a tank of gas and you have $200 just for the basics - in a down economic time is prohibitive for a lot of people; 2) the real chance of having a down year in comparison to previous seasons; 3) the whole scandal has left a bad taste in the mouths of alumni who don't want to fork out the coin to go to a game.
Personally, I would still go to a game just to see some different players who will be a big part of the future of OSU football when the smoke clears, i.e Braxton Miller and Curtis Grant. But my wife refuses to attend given what has happened over the past few months. Regardless, OSU games will sell out and the athletic department will get its millions.
I agree with all of your points. I've been in the lottery for years and I've only once got tickets to a conference game and I sat at the top of the "Shoe." Alumni get screwed with the lottery, may as well stay in SC and watch the games, it would be a helluva lot cheaper.
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I don't understand people that elect to give up the opportunity to go to Ohio State football games because of what has happened recently. Guess they only bought tickets because they think they would be considered cool, special, or whatever, not because they loved their university and Ohio State football. If it's financial or other personal issues, I do understand. Go figure what makes people tick.
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I did not renew because of the ticket policy made a few years ago and because of the early games that I would most likely get tickets for. Previously long term alumni would get meaningful games now we get tickets to the "Sisters of the Poor" games as Gee calls them.
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I quit buying mine a couple years ago because it wasn't a good deal.$150 for tickets to see Youngstown State plus travel, parking, etc. It wasn't worth the $200+ investment. But then I do get in "free" to march one game a year with the Alumni Band. And that I try never to miss, even if it is the likes of the Akron Zips. But hey, Akron may be a tough game this year.
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...and I still got shafted with tickets for the first game of the season? AGAIN?? Infuriating!!
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Hey gjzuidy,
Which team is currently on probation??
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Starting next year, things could get interesting. That is when Ohio State switches to semesters. At that point, from what it sounds like, alumni will have even less opportunities with the lottery. The student allotment provides alumni a good opportunity for the September games, but next year students will have first crack at those games. Rightfully so; they are the reason Ohio State exists in the first place.

So, what can an alumni do? Join the Buckeye Club, the President's Club or try to buy a seat license in "A" Deck on the west side of Ohio Stadium.
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No surprise here. Nobody wants to watch a bunch of cheaters play a game. Lol. Every day is a great day because I know a new negative story will come out against osu! Lol. Remember how messed up it is over there right now after you get done serving your 3-5 years of punishment! Lol. I hope you learn your lesson. Lmao. The last 9 years your teams were frauds, but now it's time to pay the piper. Cheaters cheeaters pumpkin eaters. lol. Brutus is whack Lol.

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