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    Dealing with no-show students

    Here's one approach:

    "In response to last season’s noticeable number of empty seats in the student sections at Sanford Stadium, the board approved a new system of dealing with the 18,000 seats that go to students for each football game. If students with tickets don’t attend a game or designate their seats for use by another student or for sale to the general public, they’ll receive a “strike.” Three strikes in a season will make a student ineligible for tickets to a bowl game and the following season’s games. The plan was supported by student leaders."

    No change for Georgia-Florida ticket prices; big change for Sanford Stadium video board | UGA sports blog

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    Re: Dealing with no-show students

    I actually really like that idea. I've only skipped one game in my time here at the U of I (ISU '08), and I sold that ticket to a friend. It'd be nice if we could do that for basketball, but I don't think enough student would be concerned about having to do without the "privilege" of getting basketball tickets (I'm not saying I think it's a waste, but a lot of students would right now).
    HawkeyeRyno's yearly assessment of Fran's recruiting:

    Really? Because judging by how many of Fran's top targets have committed elsewhere so far and Iowa has no commitments I'd say recruiting trail has been a struggle so far for Fran for the [insert current recruiting year] class.

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    Re: Dealing with no-show students

    During my time there I didn't care about basketball tickets....I could scalp them outside for 10 bucks or less anyways.

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    Re: Dealing with no-show students

    I think we should go one step further. Expel those traitors who would waste perfectly good tickets. No appeals, nothing. Just a letter telling them to get their stuff and get out of Iowa City, and that they're banned from ever stepping foot on campus again, under penalty of death.

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    Re: Dealing with no-show students

    How bout make it easier to get rid of student tickets, ie - no id being needed.

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    Re: Dealing with no-show students

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBattman View Post
    How bout make it easier to get rid of student tickets, ie - no id being needed.
    That's never going to happen. Otherwise people would buy student tickets that sell at a lower value. If student tickets could be used by anyone, they'd jack up the price a lot, if not to the full value of regular season tickets.

    Honestly, ID's should be required. Now, I've let a friend (doesn't attend the U of I) borrow my ID to get in, with the explicit instructions to run if they examine it closely. And that works fine.

    It's pretty easy to get rid of tickets, IMO. I always had a harder time FINDING tickets for a friend. There's almost always going to be somebody who will unload those seats for you.
    HawkeyeRyno's yearly assessment of Fran's recruiting:

    Really? Because judging by how many of Fran's top targets have committed elsewhere so far and Iowa has no commitments I'd say recruiting trail has been a struggle so far for Fran for the [insert current recruiting year] class.

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    Re: Dealing with no-show students

    I've felt the same way for years. With electronic ticket-taking this is a no-brainer. If your season ticket goes unused for 3 of the 7 home games...you get bumped down in priority next year. You can still buy tickets, but the priority you get, is the priority you show.

    I'm 300 miles from IC, but I make damn sure my seats are used if I can't make the trip for a game. It's not that difficult.

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