As a Bulldog Club member/Hartman Fund contributor, I got an interesting email Tuesday offering additional tickets to the Sept. 29 Georgia-Tennessee game in Athens.
It seems Vols fans didn’t buy up all the tickets to the game that UGA sent them.
According to the email, “Tennessee recently returned a limited quantity of tickets priced at $70 each. We are extending the offer for you to purchase up to 4 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Contractual agreements stipulate that, for home events, schools may charge visiting teams the ticket price our patrons pay at the visiting team’s stadium. The visiting school may return unsold tickets to the home school. Those tickets are to be sold at the face value that is charged to the visiting team.”
The returned tickets that were available are located in the 600 level of Sanford Stadium, and I picked up a couple for one of my brothers.
Anyway, Tennessee returning tickets for a major road game made me wonder if the Big Orange fan base is truly sold on Tyler Bray and Co. this season. Normally you’d expect them to be snapping up all the tickets available to them for that game.
More news emanating from the Bulldog Club this week was Wednesday’s announcement of the cumulative cutoff scores for Hartman Fund contributors that determine assignment of renewable season tickets and away and home single-game tickets.
Basically, this year any contributor who gave a minimum of $250 per seat, ordered season tickets and had a cumulative score (for lifetime contributions) of 250 or higher will receive renewable season tickets. And additional nonrenewable season ticket orders will be filled.
For single-game home tickets, all contributors who wanted them for Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Vandy and Georgia Tech will receive tickets. For the Tennessee game, all contributors who ordered with a cumulative score of 115,900 or higher will receive tickets. Contributors below 115,900 who purchased tickets that were returned from Tennessee will get them. For Ole Miss, all contributors who ordered with a cumulative score of 22,410 or higher will receive tickets. Contributors below 22,410 who purchased tickets that were returned a while back from Ole Miss priced at $55 will be filled. And for the Georgia Southern game, all contributors who ordered with a cumulative score of 28,500 or higher will receive tickets.
For games away from Sanford Stadium, the cut-off scores for Florida and Auburn have yet to be determined. All contributors who ordered tickets for Missouri, South Carolina and Kentucky will get them.
Any refunds will be mailed in mid-August, which is when tickets also will go into the mail.
MONEY TALKS …
Interesting development in the case of Tennessee QB Bray, who was accused of throwing bottles onto parked cars from an apartment complex balcony.
Knoxville police say no charges will be filed against Bray because he “reached out” to the vandalism victim and offered to pay for all the damages to her vehicle, so she no longer wishes to prosecute.
What do you think are the odds a UGA player could have gotten a deal like that in Athens?
MITCHELL ALREADY ‘BEST CORNER’
The Athens Banner-Herald had an interesting story about two-way player Malcolm Mitchell’s prospects at cornerback. Secondary coach Scott Lakatos told the paper that Mitchell, who hasn’t yet played defense for Georgia in a real game, is “probably our best corner,” adding, “He’s a good corner. He’s got a chance to be a great corner.”
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham also said Mitchell “is very good. He’s good. He’s really good.” And when told that Lakatos said he’s the best corner, Grantham agreed.
“He is,” Grantham said. “He’s a very talented guy.”
That should make fans feel a bit better about the unsettled secondary situation for the Mizzou game.
JUNKYARD MAIL CALL
Got something you want to discuss concerning UGA athletics? Or maybe a question you want the Junkyard Blawg to tackle? Send it to email@example.com.
Find me on Facebook.
Follow me on Twitter.
— Bill King, Junkyard Blawg