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Under PSU's New Season-Ticket Policy, Fans
Will Get Better Seats With Larger Donations
LIKELY TO DRAW COMPLAINTS: In Philadelphia, Joe Juliano writes the new system is "certain to generate complaints," as "swaths of empty seats could be found this season at Penn State's nonconference games." Myford indicated that 97-98% of ticket holders "renew annually, creating little opportunity to improve one's seat location." But Myford said that the new plan is "different from a personal seat license system because no long-term commitment is required," and ticket holders "may change their donation and seat, or decide to cancel, on an annual basis" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 11/18). In Pittsburgh, Ron Cook writes under the header, "Penn State Making A Good Business Decision." For fans who complain about the new plan, there is a "really easy way to deal with this particular price increase: Don't buy the tickets." Cook: "The point is, any sports entity has a right to charge what it thinks it can get for its product" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 11/18).
Monmouth-St. Peter's Game At 6:00am ET On
ESPN Gets Programs Precious Exposure Time
CLASS DISMISSED: Liberty Univ. Associate AD Kevin Keys said 5,380 of the roughly 7,000 students at the school attended yesterday’s game against Clemson Univ., which tipped off at 10:00am. In Virginia, Chris Lang notes Liberty’s administration “allowed students to miss their 9:15 and 10:50 a.m. classes to attend” the game. Students were “given passes that had to be time stamped at the Vines Center exits, and not one could leave until the game was over.” Total attendance at the game was 8,143, the “ninth largest in Vines Center history and the second time the arena has exceeded its 8,085-seat capacity since seating was reduced from 9,000 several years ago” (LYNCHBURG NEWS ADVOCATE, 11/18).