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Re: Butler Basketball blowing it big time. (Indy Star)
I don't disagree with your fairness argument or with your assessment; my only point is that requiring increased donations is done everywhere. I think Butler is paying Coach Brad $700K/yr. They would like to get that through incremental donations rather than diverting ticket revenue to that cost.
15 years ago, a now departed friend of mine who had tickets at IU for many, many years received a letter informing him that he had to increase his donation by $2,500 to keep the same seats in the upcoming season. I had been after him for years to come back to ISU (he was an ISU grad, coach and acquaintance/admirer of Bob Knight) and the letter motivated him to join the SVC and get four tickets in the front row of the lower level. It did not hurt that Royce was the coach and he knew him as well. But the bottom line is that the extortion for higher donations finally got him to change.
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