Like the ISU admins never embellish or sugar coat attendance numbers. Doesn't every school do this is one way or another?
Originally Posted by Clonefan32
A sell-out is a sell-out. You cannot expect an athletic department to attempt to look at every seat to account for people who did not come.
If you can buy tickets up to the game's kick-off, it is not a sell-out.
This is how Iowa got called out last year or the year before. They had already announced games as sell outs, yet when you went to their website to buy tickets, they still had 1,000-3,000 tickets available as of like 3 p.m. on a Friday. Interesting to announce it as a sellout, but still selling tickets.
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How is it a gray area exactly? If the ticket is sold, it's not the like the school can force people into going.
I don't think the gray area is so much the tickets sold, but rather the reporting of the announced attendance for the games. I don't think the NCAA has a procedure for calculating attendance, so some schools take liberties, such that the announced attendance is often signifcantly higher than the actual "turnstile count". Thus, it is an affront to common sense when people see a half empty stadium and the next day read some ridiculous near-sellout attendance figure in the box score.
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