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Badgers football: Price hike possible for season ticket-holders

2013-01-25T18:30:00Z Badgers football: Price hike possible for season ticket-holdersANDY BAGGOT | Wisconsin State Journal | abaggot@madison.com | 608-252-6175 madison.com

All signs point to a price increase for University of Wisconsin football season ticket-holders next season.

Asked Friday if ticket price increases would be included in the operating budget being crafted for 2013-14, UW athletic director Barry Alvarez was non-committal.

"We're going to make that announcement next week," he said.

Alvarez did say football was the only sport that would be involved in the announcement.

UW last raised prices for season-ticket holders at Camp Randall Stadium in 2010 when the cost was increased $3 to $42 per game. Before that, the most recent increase was in 2007.

A year ago, UW Athletic Department officials introduced a variable pricing system for single-game tickets, including $65 for marquee games vs. Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State, $55 for the Big Ten Conference home opener with Illinois and $45 for three non-conference games.

That change didn't affect UW season ticket-holders, who still paid $42 per game to watch the Badgers en route to a third straight Big Ten title and Rose Bowl berth.

The pricing revelation came after a meeting of the UW Athletic Board where new football coach Gary Andersen made a brief presentation and answered questions from board members.

Since being hired from Utah State to replace Bret Bielema, who left to become coach at Arkansas, Andersen said it's been a "whirlwind tour" of travel, recruiting and meeting people from all walks of his new life.

Andersen said one of the biggest revelations is "the power of the Wisconsin education" with recruits and their families.

Andersen said he met with his players Tuesday and spent roughly 90 minutes going over policies and expectations. He said players nominated 28 peers to the leadership committee, which has representatives from all four classes.

• Meanwhile, the UW Athletic Board approved three-year contract extensions for men's cross country coach Mick Byrne, men's soccer coach John Trask and women's soccer coach Paula Wilkins through 2016.

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    Big_Joe - January 26, 2013 11:39 am
    This is news?

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