H. George Frederickson: Hot Tickets

H. George Frederickson will discuss his hit new book Hot Tickets. Books will be available for sale and signing.

In 2010, University of Kansas officials were shocked to learn that the FBI and IRS were on campus investigating Rodney Jones, former head of the Athletics Ticket Office, for stealing Jayhawks basketball tickets and selling them to brokers. Investigators found that for more than five years Jones and a small ring of university officials had conspired to loot the university of $2 million in tickets, reselling them for $3–5 million. In what was perhaps the biggest scandal in college sports history, all seven members of the “Kansas Ticket Gang” pleaded guilty to RICO Act indictments. Five went to prison—two were given probation for turning state’s evidence.

H. George Frederickson is the Edwin O. Stone distinguished professor of public administration at the University of Kansas, president emeritus of Eastern Washington University and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
6 E. 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Hot Tickets: Crimes, Championships and Big Time Sports at the University of Kansas Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476677873
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days. Please note that sometimes a book is available on our website but not currently on the store shelves.
Published: Exposit Books - December 17th, 2019

In 2010, University of Kansas officials were shocked to learn that the FBI and IRS were on campus investigating Rodney Jones, former head of the Athletics Ticket Office, for stealing Jayhawks basketball tickets and selling them to brokers.