Final Four tickets revoked, after students purchase before link goes live

By on March 27, 2012

By Michelle Eigenheer–

After the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team won their way into the Final Four, students across campus jumped at the prospect of obtaining one of 710 student tickets that were slated for release on March 26 at 10 a.m.

However, due to technical difficulties, the link to the ticket site was not posted to the Internet as the Student Government Association had announced. At 10:13 a.m. the student body was informed, via Twitter, that the link had been posted to the U of L Athletics website. Several minutes later, another tweet informed UofL that the link had actually not been posted, telling students to instead go to SGA’s website for access to ticket sales.

This entire event has sparked controversy and conspiracy theories among many disgruntled Cardinal fans. In a letter released on SGA’s Facebook page, the Student Government Association addressed the fact that ticket information had been released early, some students receiving an unfair advantage over the rest of those who wanted the discounted student rates. According to this letter, one An intern working in the athletics department e-mailed the ticket link to a family member who informed another student. All-in-all, and a total of eight students gained access to the link before the rest of the student body.

The response to this letter was filled with criticism of SGA and accusations of corruption. SGA informed readers that these unfairly obtained tickets had since been revoked and resold.

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