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    After an extra day of expectation, I finally received my basketball tickets Saturday afternoon.* What is usually a day of celebration was marred, however, by the spartan design of the stubs this year.

    Previously, the tickets had been basic, but functional, at the very least going so far as to put opponent logos somewhere on the face.* Recent season have seen flashier designs, with more risks taken outside of the old template. You can see the design progression in this sample of stubs from each of the preceding six seasons:
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    Note the use of gray and space in '11-'12 and '12-'13, improve on the the stoic style of the Bzdelik years.* Across the seasons, you can also note that the tickets look printed for a purpose, with each game getting the special treatment of the opponent and permanent inking.

    Unfortunately, when you look at a ticket sheet for this season, you're greeted by this bland slosh of muted tones and hastily applied ribbon toner from the 1980s:
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    What happened?* Where's the color?* Where's the opponent logos?* These look they were printed up on short notice at a high school.*

    My only guess is that this is a result of the awkwardly announced 10% cuts requested by interim AD Ceal Barry over the summer.* I suppose it's better to have ****ty tickets than a slash in the recruiting budget, but it doesn't change the fact that I'll have to look at these ugly things every time I head up to the stadium this winter.

    Now, are the look of season tickets a big issue?* Of course not, but, damn it, I thought after selling out season ticket packages for the first time ever that the basketball nuts of BuffNation had proven that they deserved better than this.* I expect something flashier in 2014-15.

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    Today in the bag, I'm wrapping up a strong weekend from CU athletics by talking the win over Charleston Southern, the basketball scrimmage, and the latest recruiting coup for the basketball program.

    Click below for the bag...

    Read more »[​IMG]

    After an extra day of expectation, I finally received my basketball tickets Saturday afternoon.* What is usually a day of celebration was marred, however, by the spartan design of the stubs this year.

    Previously, the tickets had been basic, but functional, at the very least going so far as to put opponent logos somewhere on the face.* Recent season have seen flashier designs, with more risks taken outside of the old template. You can see the design progression in this sample of stubs from each of the preceding six seasons:
    [​IMG]

    Note the use of gray and space in '11-'12 and '12-'13, improve on the the stoic style of the Bzdelik years.* Across the seasons, you can also note that the tickets look printed for a purpose, with each game getting the special treatment of the opponent and permanent inking.

    Unfortunately, when you look at a ticket sheet for this season, you're greeted by this bland slosh of muted tones and hastily applied ribbon toner from the 1980s:
    [​IMG]

    What happened?* Where's the color?* Where's the opponent logos?* These look they were printed up on short notice at a high school.*

    My only guess is that this is a result of the awkwardly announced 10% cuts requested by interim AD Ceal Barry over the summer.* I suppose it's better to have ****ty tickets than a slash in the recruiting budget, but it doesn't change the fact that I'll have to look at these ugly things every time I head up to the stadium this winter.

    Now, are the look of season tickets a big issue?* Of course not, but, damn it, I thought after selling out season ticket packages for the first time ever that the basketball nuts of BuffNation had proven that they deserved better than this.* I expect something flashier in 2014-15.

    --

    Today in the bag, I'm wrapping up a strong weekend from CU athletics by talking the win over Charleston Southern, the basketball scrimmage, and the latest recruiting coup for the basketball program.

    Click below for the bag...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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