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By John R. Bolton
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ken Solky
A scalping scheme at the University of Kansas has exposed the seamy side of the secondary ticket business, with five now-former athletic department employees and a consultant accused of keeping the profits from selling as much as $3 million worth of basketball and football tickets to brokers.
"You're in a position to (ensure) that there are butts in a seat," said Mr. Solky, president of his industry's national association. "If I'm doing my job right, and I'm in the athletics department, I'm going to do whatever I can to get fans into the arena."
Yet he said the pressures on campus ticket managers to generate revenue for their schools could lead some to cut corners.