Student tickets for the Wisconsin Badgers Rose Bowl game on New Years day sold out in less than 20 minutes. Shortly after the 5,800 allotted tickets were purchased, dozens of UW students began scalping them on Facebook. This angered the editors of the school’s newspaper, who reacted by writing an article entitled “The Worst People on Campus” in which they listed every single person trying to sell their tickets for profit.
Courtesy of the Badger Herald:
Wisconsin had 5,800 student tickets to sell. They went up for purchase on uwbadgers.com at 9 p.m. Sunday and were sold out by 9:20 p.m.
The above students had the nerve to put their Rose Bowl tickets up for sale on Facebook Marketplace within two hours of tickets selling out. Face value was $150. Some were trying to get the tickets for more than $400 a pop.
Truly, there is a special place in Hell for people who buy Rose Bowl tickets with the sole intention of profiting from them. It is entirely unfair to those who actually love this football team and were counting on a cheap face value ticket in order to make the trip to Pasadena an economic reality.
Whoever said there’s no more integrity in journalism clearly hasn’t taken How to Make Crappy People feel Terrible about Being Crappy People 101 at the University of Wisconsin.
Kudos, fine editors.
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