"They should base their whole ticket policy on how I act, and not how the other thousands of students act. Because, that's like not fair to me, man!"
Students collectlively should have acted better. They didn't. They lose out, and they drag down those who were doing things right with them. That's the way of the world. I'm not going to blow up Michigan Stadium, but I can't bring a bag into the Stadium. I doubt anyone in there is. But we get punished for the bad apples. That's life.
And if you have such a problem with line cutting, yes, you should do something about it. Sitting and doing nothing just perpetuates the problem. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil.... If you don't feel like you can do something about it, go to the authorities. If they won't do anything, bring it up to people higher up. Either try and do something about it, or stop whining about it.
And you're all over the place in this thread on what you do before games, but if you don't want to wait in line for hours beforehand, that's fine. Don't. You'll still get in. Probably still have a great seat. At a very reasonable price. If you're all about the game you already know sitting up front doesn't make for a better viewing experience...it only makes it more likely you get on tv. You don't care about that. Be the smart one, Show up on time, grab a seat in rows 30-50, and see the game. Because I don't see tens of thousands of people camping out for games when they don't do it at schools that place a lot more emphasis on football than Michigan. Still waiting for the examples of all the other schools where that happens.
Sorry Ohio State sucked, but it's a learning experience for the athletic department too. They haven't had big interest in basketball, at least not in any era that had a "rage" section. The better question seems to be why they were letting all these people drink on U property.
And frankly, yes, I'm saying when you're paying to support the whole program, no one cares what time you show up. You can bet there aren't seat checks in the luxury boxes. They're customers. Students to the Athletic department are subisdized by the rest and taking up a valuable comodity way below market value. If they're not going to show up, they're going to have that taken away, and only have themselves to blame. This is actually the first, kind step, in trying to get people there on time. If they continue not to show, watch and see how every student who wants tickets won't be able to get them. They'll create demand. That's how it used to be.
So no, the Athletic Department isn't basing its actions on how Bo_Lives acts, or considers what he desires, at all. They have to do what's best for them, the Stadium, the Team, and what will influence the other thousands of student fans who aren't doing what they're supposed to, even if there is collateral damage. A life lesson for all students, who have so far ignored warnings, pleas from student-athletes, and incentives to do the right thing. Sorry the majority screwed it up for the few.