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Last week, I received an applica
tion for Nebraska men’s basketball
tickets for the upcoming season.
After seeing the price being charged
for this year’s tickets, it is clear that
nobody in the Athletic Department
has taken a class in microeconomics.
More specifically, if any of the
department members did take that
class, they must have slept through
the lecture on supply and demand.
Supply and demand is a simple
concept. If supply decreases or
demand increases, the price should
go up. But it is also true that as sup
ply increases or demand decreases,
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steadily risen the past few years.
Students do not like it, but there is an
increasing demand and supply is
constant, so prices should go up.
However, over the past few years,
students have treated men’s basket
ball games like the plague. Most stu
dents have avoided them at all cost.
Last year an average of 372 stu
dents attended each game at $3.50 a
ticket - not exactly a rounding show
Instead of lowering the price to
encourage students to come, the
price stayed the same. As of Tuesday,
only 124 students bought tickets for
Imagine if it cost students only
$ 1 a game to buy tickets this year.
Students would be more likely to sit
through Team Pella and Southwest
Texas State if it only cost $ 17 instead
of $59.50 for season tickets. I would
expect the income generated would
be close to last year’s level, if they
were only interested in generating
But there would also be extra
benefits. I do not think Danny Nee
would mind more students at games.
His feelings should not be hurt if
hundreds more students attend
games because prices are cheaper.
The extra student participation
would help change the Devaney
Center from the quiet mausoleum it
has been the past few years.
With Tyronn Lue gone, the antic
ipation for this year is as low as ever.
The Athletic Department has
offered students free gear, tried to
give the games an NBA feel and they
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Cloggers at halftime.
But they still have not figured
out why students do not attend
Somebody, anybody, over in the
ticket office needs to wake up and
realize students do not want to pay
sixty beans to watch men’s basket
To get students to attend games,
they need to lower the price.
It is as simple as supply and
James Nlcas is a senior market
ing and management major and a
Daily Nebraskan staff writer.
By Adam Klinker
The Nebraska football practice
Thursday afternoon experienced
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week - no
week of prac
by injuries to
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Solich others, the
Cornhuskers will go into Saturday’s
game against Alabama
Birmingham with four casualties.
“Hopefully we can put an end to
the injuries,” NU Coach Frank
Solich said. “The first part of the
week, we prepared some guys who
are now unable to play ... that’s
always a concern to you.”
In addition to I-back DeAngelo
Evans and free safety Clint Finley,
senior defensive tackle Jason Wiltz
and senior wingback Lance Brown
will be on the sidelines against the
Sophomore quarterback Bobby
Newcombe was dressed for
Thursday’s practice without pads
and went through a light workout.
“With a player like Bobby, he
always wants to get back on the
field and go a hundred miles an
hour,” Solich said. “We had to make
sure that he understood we just
wanted him to work at half speed.”
Solich said he soon expected to
have an answer to whether
Newcombe or freshman Eric
Crouch would start at quarterback
for the Huskers on Saturday.
Solich said he would be com
fortable in allowing Newcombe to
start against UAB despite the fact
that he has missed nearly a week of
“If he is healthy and if there is
no more risk, then of course you
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play him,” Solich said.
“(Newcombe doesn’t) want to miss
games. If the doctors give the OK
on it, then it’s pretty clear-cut that
they feel he’s not at risk injury
Senior center Josh Heskew said
it really doesn’t matter to the team
who will be taking the snaps.
“Either way, it doesn’t matter to
us who’s back there,” Heskew said.
“We’re going to do the job and we
don’t expect anything to change.”
On Wednesday, the Husker
defense sustained a setback as
Wiltz went down with an ankle
“That was really a blow to us,”
Solich said. “He had more factors
than anybody else on our team from
his play against Louisiana Tech.”
With both Wiltz and Finley out,
the Huskers again will look to Mike
Brown to step in at free safety for
Finley and Joe Walker will fill in
for Brown at rover.
Sophomore Loran Kaiser will
take Wiltz’s job at defensive tackle.
Freshman Jason Lohr, who saw
action on 17 plays against
Louisiana Tech, will again be the
backup on Saturday.
“He’s not easily replaced,”
Solich said of Wiltz. “But we feel
about those guys
(Kaiser and Lohr).”
Solich said Wiltz
could miss between
two and three weeks.
The severity of the
sprain, which is very
high on the ankle,
will determine his
time spent out.
will also be out for
two to three weeks
with a slight fracture
in his leg, suffered in
practice on Monday.
With the injuries,
become a rallying
point for the Husker
after a game in
which senior rush
end Mike Rucker
said they felt embar
“It’s safe to say
we’re going to have a
better defensive per
formance this week,”
Rucker said. “It’ll be
a lot different.”
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NEBRASKA FRESHMAN Eric Crouch practices
Thursday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Crouch
could be Nebraska’s starting quarterback this
Saturday against Alabama-Birmingham.
By James Nicas
The Nebraska volleyball team
went into |heir West Coast trip
Thursday night wanting to show they
San Diego, the
the first hurdle
Korver of their three
Sophomore Nancy Meendering
pounded 18 kills to pace the Huskers
r (2-0>4n a 15-9, 15-8,15-11 victory
over the No. 21 Toreros (1-1) in the
first game of the San Diego State
Tournament in San Diego.
“Nancy had a good game
tonight,” senior middle blocker
Megan Korver said. “Whenever she
touched the ball, we seemed to do
Nebraska opened comfortable
leads in each of the three sets, but
San Diego made runs to make it
close in every game.
However, Korver said NU was
never really threatened in the match.
“It was not really a close game
tonight,” Korver said. “We would get
stuck on seven or 10 for awhile, but
we were able to pick up our game.”
For the match, NU had 50 kills
and hit .381. Along with
Meendering’s 18 kills, Korver had
11 and sophomore outside hitter
Angie Oxley added eight.
Although Nebraska dominated
the match, the Toreros had more
kills. San Diego’s 53 kills were offset
by their .162 hitting percentage.
The difference in the match
could be seen in USD’s 29 errors
compared to 10 for the Huskers.
NU also held a 13-5 advantage in
team blocks, paced by one solo
block and seven block assists by
Even though Nebraska con
trolled the match, Korver said the
team was not satisfied with the win.
“We were happy with the win,
but we are not satisfied with how we
played,” Korver said. “It was a learn
ing experience for die rest of the sea
The San Diego match also was
the return for senior outside hitter
Jamie Krondak. Since spraining her
left foot Aug. 24, she has been kept
out of the previous two matches.
Krondak played only in the back
row Thursday night, but Korver said
her presence was felt in the match.
“Jamie came in and served really
We were happy
with the win, but we
are not satisfied with
how we played.”
well,” Korver said. “We had some
trouble getting points, and she
served tough and helped us run some
Tonight, Nebraska will face the
fourth-ranked Stanford at 9:30.
Korver said the match against San
Diego was beneficial to help them
prepare for the Cardinals.
“It helped us see where we are,
and it was good preparation for
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