Archive for Sunday, June 20, 2004

University’s loss

June 20, 2004

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To the editor:

One more basketball season ticket comment. We gave up our long-held tickets (45-plus years) last year after refusing to be blackmailed into making contributions we would ill afford. Our friends who kept their seats report that ours were occupied by someone different each game. This sounds like a big-money corporate purchase to me.

We have found it quite liberating not to have to plan vacations or other trips around the basketball schedule as we had for so many years. Although we are still mildly interested in Bill Self and his boys, our concern for the athletic department is now zilch, and our interest in contributing anything to the rest of the university almost as low. I wonder how much income to the university will be lost in future years due to the shabby way its basketball fans have been treated.

Lynne Bodle,

Lawrence

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