Experiment receives mixed reaction
By GENE LPCHURCH
UNC athletic department officials have
received mixed reactions to the football
ticket distribution system for the South
Carolina game that was experimented with
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
John Swofford, assistant athletic director
for business, said Wednesday that all the
reactions received by the athletic department
will be considered when a decision is made to
change systems if a decision is made.
"There's a chance we'll stay with the old
system," he said.
Students generally like to avoid standing
in long lines on the day of the game, but there
are other problems with the experiment,
The problems include:
The length of time prior to the game
when the tickets are distributed is too long.
Students say it is difficult to make plans for
the game, such as dates, two weeks before the
It is more difficult to arrange for groups
to sit together. With the old system, groups
arrive at the gate together and are given
"We anticipated the problems with the
group situation," Swofford said. "But we
didn't anticipate problems with the time. All
of this can be changed."
Swofford said all but 2,000 of the 13,000
student tickets had been distributed by
Tuesday night, leaving only a minimal
amount to be distributed Wednesday or to
be left over for public sale.
Students may continue to pick up tickets
that were left over. Students who go to the
game without tickets will be given standing-room-only
passes, but will not be denied
admission to the game.
"We've been really pleased with the idea."
Swofford said. "But it's still early to make
A decision, if it is made, will be made by
the athletic department administration. But
first the athletic department will hear the
views of the Athletic Council in late May or
Student input still is wanted concerning
any change to the ticket distribution sys'.em.
Student members of the athletic council are
Bill Moss, student body president, and
David Royle, president of the Carolina
Athletic Association. Suggestions and
criticisms of the experiment should be given
to Moss and Royle for consideration by the
System hurts groups, science majors
By SKIP FOREMAN
Fact: If you wanted to take a group to the
UNC-South Carolina football game on Oct.
22, you were probably out of luck under the
experimental ticket distribution system.
Conflicting class schedules or inconvenience
of meeting friends ruined group plans.
Fact: Pharmacy and other science
oriented people, because of labs or late
classes, would have a tough time getting
tickets under the experimental distribution
plan. The elimination of a Saturday morning
distribution would force most of these
students to their radios, and even to their
wallets for the $8 admission price.
Handing out tickets to athletic events at
Carolina hasn't always been an occasion of
joy and happiness. If you didn't have to sit
out in the elements to get into Kenan
Stadium, you have to suffer aluminum sores
from the new bleachers in Carmichael
Auditorium and be handed a number like
you were waiting for your favorite scoops of
Now, the Carolina athletic office has
attempted to provide adequate student
seating, plus give the public a chance to
purchase the tickets the students leave
behind. Most people seem just as willing to
sit out at the student gate on Saturday
morning, even more so than standing in line
for any one of the past three days.
On Monday, the scene was more
reminiscent of basketball season than a wait
for a seat in Kenan Stadium. Though the
plan is not permanent, some of those in line
were ready for a new idea.
"Well, there are a lot of hassles. 1 don't
really like it," said Cindy Ratcliff. a
freshman. "I had to make an extra trip just to
get a date ticket." Dates, too, were the
subject of talk about the minuses of the
experimental system. Girls and guys alike
felt that asking a date to the game two weeks
in advance was too tentative. No one was
sure of what they would be doing in two
Another negative aspect of the experiment
was that a bad week was picked. Most
students are in the midst of their midterms,
and the time spent in line means less time in
"You shouldn't have to wait during the
week," said Karen Molino. "It interferes
with study too much."
As the days advanced, the tickets got
further and further away from the 50 yard
line. By Wednesday, the lines had
disappeared and the stragglers showed up to
get seats in sections 13. 14. and A through E
in the endone bleachers. One of the ticket
handlers said that most people were
disappointed with the seats but were
generally placid about the whole situation.
The gains from the ticket distribution
experiment will be most apparent on
Saturday morning, Oct. 22.
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Some folks like it, some folks don't. There's been mixed
reactions so far on the experimental football ticket distribution
system for the South Carolina game. Athletic officials said
there were around 2,000 tickets left Wednesday morning.
Students who didn't pick tickets up still may obtain any
remaining tickets Thursday or obtain standing-room-only
tickets the day of game. Staff photo by Fred Barbour.
Graham, Chi Phis
among IM winners
By RICK SC OPPE
Carolina's annual fall intramural track meet, with athletes from
various groups on campus participating, was held Monday and
I uesduy afternoon.
Winning the resident hall division, Graham dorm racked up 26
points, and Stacy dorm placed a distant second with 1 5 points. Chi
Phi won the fraternity division with 28 points, just nudging Pi Kappa
Phi. which scored 26,
In the graduate-independent division, the Statistics romped over
the lie Id piling up 48 points. Avcock dorm won the women's division
with 38 points, far ahead ol the rest of the field.
Overall, the track meet was viewed as a success by intramural
director Dr. Ed Shields, but Shields did say he was somewhat
disappointed at the turnout.
" I he participation was a little dow n Irom last year, but once we got
the meet going everything ran very smoothly. We had no real
problems and the people who participated seemed to be very
enthusiastic." Shields said.
Robert Meigan and Hendrik Gillebaard of Graham dorm led their
team in the residence hall division. Meigan won the mile and 880
vard run with times ol 4:46.8 and 2:05.7, while Hendrik won the
discus with a throw of 1 08 feet. 10 inches.
Susan Kochel. I. aura Boyceand Linda Grizle ledAycockdormin
scoring 38 points. Kochel won both the 60-yard dash and the 440
yard run. with times of 7,5 and 1: 14.3. Boyce won the running broad
jump vv it h a leap of 1 2 feet, sev en inches. Grizzle w on the high jump
w ith a tour-loot leap. Avcock also won the 440 relav with a time of
In winning the fraternity division, Chi Phi won the 440 relay, the
1 00-yard dash and the shot put. Robin Summerlin won the shot with
a 43-toot-5!4 throw . Bob Vaughn w on the 880-yard run with a time of
2: 1 6.8 and the Chi Phi 440 relay time was 46.2.
T he Statistics, helped hv hav ing several members place second and
thud, won onlv one event. the440-vard dash. Jef Gay nor won it with
a time of 1:02.3.
The tennis photograph in Wednesday's
Daily Tar Heel was of Betty Baugh
Harrison, not Janet Shands. Harrison won
her match 6-4, 6-3 over Theresa Donahue of
Duke. The DTH regrets the error.
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