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    How one school handles their boosters...get in line with everyone else...

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...-espn-magazine

    Listen in as Notre Dame grad Kevin Compton -- the lead donor for the Irish's $53 million hockey arena -- reacts to winning seats at the BCS championship game in the school's lottery. "I'm thrilled to have two tickets," says the San Jose Sharks' lead owner.

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    Re: How one school handles their boosters...get in line with everyone else...

    For some reason that article doesn't have the ring of truth to me. I'm not saying the ticket lottery doesn't exist, but if someone can donate $53 million dollars to a school, I'm sure he could buy a ticket to the game (off scalpers if need be) without the "luck" of winning this lottery. I also highly doubt that the biggest donating boosters have no power or say in athletics department affairs without going through an affairs committee.

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    Re: How one school handles their boosters...get in line with everyone else...

    Yeah, I'm sure he'd have been sitting at home if he hadn't won the tickets in a lottery. Sure he would. But to your point, if you've put in the cash, you deserve some benefit. It's pretty stupid that people who haven't put in the money and the time can just jump in the lottery, get lucky and get tickets, and then sell them. Brilliant. Sounds more like communism than common sense.

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    Re: How one school handles their boosters...get in line with everyone else...

    Compton could buy a whole section. This article is silly.
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    Re: How one school handles their boosters...get in line with everyone else...

    You know, the seats may not be in the stands with the mere mortals...

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