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A concerned and benevolent Notre Dame alum has taken the onus upon himself to donate roughly $400,000 to help keep ticket prices relatively affordable for the students currently enrolled at the university.
Some folks have taken it upon themselves to get the hate going (“I wish was I rich enough to attend a private Catholic university that was going to the BCS National Championship game” seems to be a common theme) but we here at Gamedayr choose to see things a little differently.
The massive donation is simply one wealthy Gamedayr paying it forward. This person is literally helping thousands of students, who will still have to book flights, hotels, pay for food, etc. to more easily enjoy what is a once in a lifetime experience.
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Unless you’re an Alabama fan; then you really just have to wait until next year if you couldn’t score tickets this time around.
Another fun fact from Leprechaun Legion: There are roughly 12,000 students in the running for a mere 2,500 student tickets (the bowl committee has to make sure their corporate sponsors have their cushy boxes and lower-tier seating, after all). Should every student apply for a ticket, there is a 21-percent chance at scoring one. Applicants applying for acceptance into Notre Dame itself had a 24-percent rate of success.
Most current students were not even born in 1988, the last time Notre Dame won the national title, so these college kids have got to like their chances.