The football team already has huge profits, enough to cover a pay raise and to pay for a new practice facility. So why do we need to charge students for football tickets? Not only charging them, but charging one of the highest rates out of any major football school is absurd. Clemson football has always been a huge tradition, especially their free student tickets. It would be wrong to deny that tradition to future generations. Not to mention how much these students already pay to attend school; it might make some students unable to afford football tickets creating a divide in the student body between those who can and cannot pay.
We hope to continue to have moments like these, free for students for years to come.
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