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LSU promoting Ben Simmons to sell tickets

LSU fans are very excited to have Ben Simmons next season, as they should be, and the school’s athletic department has converted that hype into a marketing campaign for basketball ticket sales. Simmons, the nation’s No. 1 player, is the focal point of the “25 is coming” blitz and a lot of people on the internet think that’s a bunch of B.S. because it’s monetizing a student-athlete.

A release from LSU reads:

The LSU Athletics Department announced Wednesday the beginning of its new season ticket summer sales campaign for the upcoming 2015-16 men’s basketball season.

This year’s campaign will focus on the arrival of the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Ben Simmons, and his chosen jersey number “25.”

Through this “25” campaign, fans wishing to become season ticket holders will have the opportunity to lock in their season tickets for the 2015-16 men’s basketball season in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Season tickets start at just $100.

Personally, I have no problem with LSU using the likeness of Simmons’ arms and neck and his jersey number to promote the upcoming season. It’s much better than the promotions they left on the drawing board:

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for LSU promoting Ben Simmons to sell tickets

  1. J-Dub421
    11:52 am May 21, 2015 Permalink

    Lol, classic Drew Franklin memes! Do LSU fans even know they have a basketball team?

  2. BigBlueBoom
    11:52 am May 21, 2015 Permalink

    lol I almost fell for your trick and asked why this is the Johnny Jones farewell tour.

  3. CatsFanFrankfort
    12:21 pm May 21, 2015 Permalink

    $100 season tickets???? Wow. Some people are lucky to pay less than $100 to get into one game at Rupp.

  4. satcheluk
    12:41 pm May 21, 2015 Permalink

    Interesting that the players likeness can be used to sell tickets for the shcool’s profit, but the player can’t sell his likeness for his own profit. NCAA sucks!

    • catdaddyd
      1:46 pm May 21, 2015 Permalink

      Does that picture look like Ben Simmons? Looks generic to me.

  5. catdaddyd
    1:44 pm May 21, 2015 Permalink

    Farewell tour, lol.

  6. bosshogg24
    2:02 pm May 21, 2015 Permalink

    Why would Simmons and Blakeney choose to play to empty seats and No ESPN, figure that out? It will be a long season at LSU and the coach might get fired!

  7. eyebleedblue
    4:34 pm May 21, 2015 Permalink

    That’s what she said should be added to theirs …