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The Daily's Hot Reads For Friday: Pricing System

The COLUMBUS DISPATCH's Bob Hunter writes, "With the announcement that the Ohio State board of trustees is going to vote on premium pricing for certain football games, the value of tickets is becoming a sizzling topic. … What is an Ohio State football ticket actually worth? It depends" (COLUMBUS DISPATCH).

ESPNW's Jane McManus writes of recent sports-related Twitter hoaxes: "Snake oil salesmen no longer go door to door, but phishing and spam keep the hucksters from going out of business. It's as true now as it was in Ancient Rome: Caveat emptor, or let the buyer beware" (ESPNW.com).

In a call for radical NCAA reform, SI.com's Andy Staples writes, "Every time a major conference signs a new television rights deal, the dollar figures grow, yet the people in charge cling to rules written for a time when revenue was scarce and costs had to be carefully controlled" (SI.com).

The WINNIPEG FREE PRESS' Dan Lett writes the Jets' ownership group "has shown fierce dedication to long-term financial stability. One should never say hockey will never again leave Winnipeg. But it appears True North is shored up against most of the likely threats to its viability" (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS).

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