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Pitt AD Exaggerates Number Of Unsold Penn State Ticket Allotment

Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes would like you to believe that Penn Staters aren’t going to show up in full force at tomorrow’s game. He Tweeted earlier today that Penn State had returned some of their ticket allotment back to Pitt ahead of the game and that those tickets would now be sold to Pitt supporters.

The implication of Barnes’ message is patently dishonest. Jeff Garner, Penn State’s Associate Athletic Director for Ticketing, confirmed that, yes, Penn State returned a grand total of 50 tickets to Pitt. However, the returned tickets were from unsold student tickets (approximately a dozen) and player family and friends tickets that were not used, which happens for virtually every game (each player on the roster gets a certain number of tickets for free for family and friends, but they are never 100% used).

Barnes’ Tweet made it seem as though the apparent influx of Penn State support wouldn’t be nearly as strong, when in reality the number of tickets returned is minimal, and in any case, not indicative of anything.

Just another day at work in Oakland. Penn State and Pitt kick off at noon tomorrow on ESPN.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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