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Wednesday February 8th

CAA's Saturday Ticket Distribution Anything But Fair

Here, 100 people were mistakenly given bracelets that were not in the bracelet number range. To "compensate," the Carolina Athletic Association decided to assign these people new numbers. What the CAA failed to take into account is how that would affect these people. Its only response was that moving these 100 people would not affect the chance that their number would be picked. True.

However, moving these 100 people affected their chances in a different way. Two people in particular were especially screwed in the process. Here was their plan:

To all but ensure that at least one of the two would have a decent number, these two friends went to get their bracelets at different times.

If no mistake had been made with the Thursday morning bracelet handouts, their plan would have worked beautifully. As it stands, replacing the number placed these two people almost next to each other.

So, in moving them, Tee Pruitt and the CAA screwed up, as they failed to take into account the reasons that people get bracelets when they do.

How does Tee respond? I quote, "I don't care about your strategy." That, my friends, is disturbing. Didn't Tee just call for fairness to ALL?

Predictably, nothing was done by Tee Pruitt or the rest of the CAA to rectify the situation. But why should I expect him to actually care about the other students -- he already has his tickets, after all.

Jaime Argila



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