Kansas scandal prompts schools to look at own ticket sales - KMOV.com

Kansas scandal prompts schools to look at own ticket sales

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- One day after an embarrassed Kansas admitted losing perhaps $3 million to insider ticket scalping, other athletic departments have begun taking a close look at their own ticket safeguards.

Officials at Michigan, Oklahoma and Ohio State all told The Associated Press on Thursday they were reviewing their ticket operations. In addition, Lew Perkins, Kansas' embattled athletic director, said he's been contacted by other schools for advice on how to prevent such scandals.

According to an independent investigation, five full-time athletic department employees and one part-time consultant conspired to sell Kansas basketball and football tickets and pocket the money. The employees included some of Perkins' top lieutenants and involved nearly 20,000 tickets altogether from 2005-2010.

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