CHAMPAIGN (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - The University of Illinois student cheering section known as “The Orange Krush” has been notified that 200 tickets purchased for a game against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday have been invalidated.
The Orange Krush purchased the tickets under false pretenses saying they were for a Boys and Girls Club chapter.
The mailing address was in Champaign.
The Hawkeyes Athletic Department followed up and found they weren’t for the Boys and Girls Club and, as a result, invalidated the tickets.
“It is highly unfortunate that the University of Iowa and its athletic department refused to face the consequences of the mistake they made in selling tickets to a billing address in Champaign. “It is against the spirit of competition and rivalry,” the Krush said in a statement.
“We take it as a great compliment that the Orange Krush is a strong enough section to be so feared that an opposing athletic department is willing to sacrifice $5,400 and ruin a sellout in order to turn us away,” they added.
The Krush said it’s out $6,000 for the charter buses it booked.
The Hawkeyes donated the tickets to a local Boys and Girls Club.
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