SBD/July 24, 2012/Colleges

Penn State Penalties: School Not Offering Refunds On Football Tickets

PSU athletics said that 94% of '11 season-tix holders had renewed their seats for '12
Penn State has fielded calls from football season-ticket holders who no longer want their seats, but the school,"by policy, offers no refunds for ticket purchases,” according to Chip Minemyer of the CENTRE DAILY TIMES. The football team was hit hard by NCAA sanctions yesterday, including a bowl ban for four seasons, but PSU Interim AD David Joyner said, “We've had a number of requests and people asking for ticket refunds on their football tickets. As a policy, we don't give ticket refunds and we’ve kept that policy throughout these eight months and we're going to continue with that policy.” The PSU athletic department last week indicated that 94% of '11 season-ticket holders "had renewed their seats for the 2012 season” and “more than 3,400 new season tickets also had been sold.” (CENTRE DAILY TIMES, 7/24).

MORE AFTERSHOCKS: NCAA General Counsel & VP/Legal Affairs Donald Remy yesterday confirmed that the organization has rescinded the Gerald R. Ford Award given to late football coach Joe Paterno at its convention last year. The award is named in recognition of President Gerald Ford and “honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college athletics throughout their career” (CENTREDAILY.com, 7/23).
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