Now that Wisconsin has officially secured a Rose Bowl berth, their unofficial (and independent of the school) newspaper The Badger Herald has taken a stand against scalpers by publicly listing the names of students attempting to sell their tickets.
After BCS matchups were announced this past Sunday, 5800 student tickets went on sale for the highly anticipated matchup between Wisconsin and TCU. The tickets sold out within 20 minutes, and apparently, immediately began to appear on all sorts of online market places for as much as triple their face value.
In an effort to battle capitalism, The Badger Herald publicly posted the names of 35 students who they were able to prove attempted to sell their tickets.
The best part of the whole ordeal is how seriously the paper is taking this. Check out this brief excerpt from them on the subject:
Truly, there is a special place in Hell for people who buy Rose Bowl tickets with the sole intention of profiting from them. It is entirely unfair to those who actually love this football team and were counting on a cheap face value ticket in order to make the trip to Pasadena an economic reality.
We'll keep printing names of those we catch on Facebook marketplace. And feel free to send an email to email@example.com if you know of anybody whose name should be added to the list - particularly the 100 people who have already made a listing on Craigslist.
Well done, Badger Herald. Out of all the no-good clowns who profit from the BCS, the students are the ones who should get publicly reprimanded.
The real solution to this problem is contacting the NCAA. There is no way they will stand for this kind of blatant profiteering off college students.