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Michigan Lottery--Alumni Ticket Fiasco

Discussion in 'Tickets and Travel' started by Deezeldogg, Sep 7, 2006.

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  1. Deezeldogg

    Deezeldogg Rookie

    I was just informed that the alumni tickets I was awarded for the Michigan lottery have been rescinded due to ticket demand. I was originally offered Minnesota tickets. In July I received a letter stating that I had won the Michigan lottery. Now they are telling me that my only options are Bowling Green or Indiana. To say the least, I am not very happy. I plan on taking this as far as I can, and I'm looking for other alumni who are in this position. I wll be contacting Bill Jones, the ticket director, and Archie Griffin, alumni association director. I understand that ticket demand is high this year. They should have anticpated that and not promised something to the alumni that they would be unable to fulfill. If I do not make any satisfactory process on this issue, I will be through with this university. I have been a Buckeye supporter since I was able to walk and talk, I put up with their bureacracy and bullsh*t as a student, and I have supported them many ways financially and vocally as an alum. This is the last straw. I am willing to pack up my diploma, memorabilia, apparel, whatever, and disown this university if this is how they are going to treat the alums. I can find some other school who would probably be glad to have my support. Anyone else with this problem, please PM me.
     
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  2. THEWOOD

    THEWOOD "Greed Is Good"

    you are not going to find much love here with that kind of post. you should be glad they give you the option to purchase tickets in the first place
     
  3. fourteenandoh

    fourteenandoh My swing feels like an unfolding lawn chair.

    You were definitely wronged by the university. However, turning your back on it will accomplish nothing. Think about all you'll be missing out on if you never watch or attend another game. I definitely support you taking your case to the appropriate officials in hopes of getting your Minnie tickets.
     
  4. OsUPhAn

    OsUPhAn Live while I'm young!

    What size do you wear?
     
  5. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    seriously.

    what letter does your last name start with? i'll send you the money to apply for tickets each year and you can just send them to me when you get them.
     
  6. Deezeldogg

    Deezeldogg Rookie

    Turning my back on the university may not accomplish much, but I will be standing up for a principle, and that principal is how they treat loyal alumni. I understand if there was greater student demand for tickets. I am more than happy to give up my seat to allow a student to attend a Michigan game. What I will not stand for is this kind of treatment of the alumni when the university will bend over backwards for the corporate dollar. I am not going to stand on the sidelines quietly while these corporate big whigs get preferential treatment because they have money and they think attending a Buckeye game is the "fashionable" thing to do. I care about not being able to go to the Michigan game. But I care more for what this slap in the face says to the alums. I've given a lot to the university. And I have to constantly endure phone calls and mailings from the university asking for "more money" from me. It's not right. And I am willing to go a long way with this if I have to. I'm putting together an email now that will be forwarded to many people in Columbus. We'll see where it goes from there. And if I have to pack up my stuff and show my loyalty to someone else, I'll do it, albeit with a tear in my eye and a hole in my heart.
     
  7. Deezeldogg

    Deezeldogg Rookie

    Obviously you guys aren't alums.
     
  8. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    OK, so can I send you the money for you to fill out the ticket application and you send me the tickets?


    how loyal is an alumni member who is ready to turn their back on the school?
     
  9. Deezeldogg

    Deezeldogg Rookie

    Well I won't be receiving an application if I am no longer an Alumni Association member. And the tickets I get in exchange for the Michigan tickets, I will be donating to charity.
     
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    The point was that you continue being an Alumni Association member....at no cost to you. I'd pay it all, you just send me the tickets.
     
  11. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Take a deep breath and time to reconsider. I get my two tickets each year and I haven't had so much as a sniff at Michigan... Michigan State, Penn State, but no Michigan. I'd invest the time to protest, that certainly seems to be something due you, but then I'd take the long view. Short of sending them President's Club bucks, you're peeing into the wind.
     
  12. Deezeldogg

    Deezeldogg Rookie

    Thanks cincibuck. I just can't believe how they handled it. First I'm offered the Minnesota game. I'm ecstatic with that. Then I get a letter about winning the Michigan lottery. Greatest thing in the world! Then I get a phone call from a work-study student that says now I have the option to go to Bowling Green or Indiana. Woo Hoo! If Ohio State wins it all this year, I can have the fond memories of what almost was.....
     
  13. BuckeyeRyn

    BuckeyeRyn Calling all friends & people I met on the way down

    There is an article, I can't seem to find it now but it simply states that many alumni are having ticket issues this year due in part to the fact that the demand for student tickets increased drastically and the university feels the current students should have more of a right to attend as opposed to alumni, I agree completely with this decision... my only point in bringing this up is before you go off and are ready to bring the university down single-handedly you might want to gather all info....

    Best of luck to you.
     
  14. Deezeldogg

    Deezeldogg Rookie

    Hey, I'm all for giving my seat up for a student. But why shouldn't some of those with "company tickets" or seat licenses give up their seat as well? I gave my share of money to TOSU when I was an undergrad. And like I said, the way it was dealt with is what really burns me. Do they expect me to say "hey that's great, I'd love to go see Bowling Green. And by the way, please tell the fundraising department to call me, I'd like to donate some more money." It's all about the $$$$

    Thanks for the input BuckeyeRyn. If you find the article let me know.
     
  15. BuckeyeRyn

    BuckeyeRyn Calling all friends & people I met on the way down

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