Butler confiscates, redistributes tickets
INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler University says it has confiscated and redistributed 178 student tickets for the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis.
Butler spokesman Marc Allan says the NCAA allotted the university 660 student tickets for Saturday's semifinals. He says many of those tickets were reserved on a Web site for some cheerleaders, band members and others with the provision they not share the logon information.
However, word about the site spread quickly Monday and all the tickets were taken before the general student population had a chance to buy them.
Allan says 178 of the tickets were confiscated Tuesday and redistributed to other students.
The Indianapolis school with an enrollment of more than 4,000 is one of four teams remaining in the tournament.
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