This sounds pretty crazy to me. OSU is implementing a lottery system for tickets.
Now, any dues-paying alumni association member who applies for tickets must be chosen and assigned to a game at random and may then purchase two tickets, under the lottery system announced in the spring. The process is the same whether the person has been buying Buckeyes football tickets for half a century or never tried to get them before.
I know this would not sit well with those of you with Michigan season tickets. How would you like to get stuck with two tickets to the EMU game? Or get shut out entirely, like this guy?
Still, he's luckier than David Alexander, a 20-year ticket buyer who's among 4,500 applicants -- 10 percent of the total -- shut out completely this year.
I hope this is not indicative of a possible future at Michigan Stadium. It would be a shame if the concept of seniority is totally lost.