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Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Moving tickets on campus

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 24 / 15

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. When Oregon visited Stanford four years ago in a showdown of top-10 teams, the most expensive ticket was $40. This season, when the Ducks return to Palo Alto, a ticket will cost as much as $120 through Stanford’s dyna...

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