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UK basketball ticket lottery, 1982

Posted on March 30, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
University of Kentucky Dean of Students Joe Burch, left, reads winning numbers during a basketball ticket lottery as Bob Clay drew from from the pool of enteries March 9, 1982 in Memorial Colesium. 2,000 UK students entered into the lottery for 200 tickets to a possible matchup between Kentucky and Lousiville in the second round of the NCAA Mideast Regionals in Nashville. However, it never happened because the Cats were upset in their opeing round game, 50-44 by Middle Tennessee St. Burch said the lottery system was used in the past but that there was more interest this time because of the prospect of playing U of L, the proximity of Nashville and the fact the students will be on spring break the next week. He said UK put in as many safeguards as possible to prevent students from scalping tickets. "We don't want people to come in here and get those tickets and later sell them," Burch said. Students who paid $20 a ticket at the lotterty got vouchers that will be turned in at the game site. Students must have validated ID cards to get the tickets. Photo by David Perry.

University of Kentucky Dean of Students Joe Burch, left, read winning numbers during a basketball ticket lottery as Bob Clay drew from from the pool of entries on March 9, 1982, in Memorial Colesium. 2,000 UK students entered the lottery for 200 tickets to a possible matchup between Kentucky and Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Mideast Regionals in Nashville. However, it never happened because the Cats were upset in their opening-round game, 50-44 by Middle Tennessee State. Burch said the lottery system had been used in the past but there was more interest this time because of the prospect of playing U of L, the proximity of Nashville and because the students would be on spring break the next week. He said UK put in as many safeguards as possible to prevent students from scalping tickets. “We don’t want people to come in here and get those tickets and later sell them,” Burch said. Students who paid $20 a ticket at the lottery got vouchers to be turned in at the game site. Students had to have valid ID cards to get the tickets. Photo by David Perry.

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