To the editor:
The Aug. 12 Journal-World reported that the Kansas University "athletic department is looking for some loyal fans ... to help sell football tickets."
No one was a more loyal Jayhawk than I was. Since graduation in '66, I have held season tickets in the same location at the stadium and fieldhouse. (I even tried to purchase two vacant stadium seats beside mine but was refused because I was not a Williams Fund member. The seats remained empty for years. One eventually sold.) I sat through seasons of poor play, but it was my school, my team, my boys. As a teacher with four children, it was a hardship to pay for season tickets, and I was unable to donate. Before the first threats to my seats, I was inclined to donate if ever able. But now they have rejected my kind of loyalty.
I am one of the 121 basketball season ticket holders who were advised to donate $5,000 or else. They even did this to an 80-year-old former KU player. On Aug. 11, I returned well-located football tickets. You may be able to purchase them with a good donation, but if KU wins consistently, you'll be expelled in favor of bigger donors. They will drain the Crimson and Blue out of you because loyalty is big dollars.