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Three a long time of Husker journey, from shopping for OU season tickets to calling off journeys | Nebraska Information

Steve Glenn, chairman of Government Journey.

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Steve Glenn was, for a couple of decade, one in every of Oklahoma’s most distinguished season-ticket holders.

The previous Husker offensive deal with who owns Lincoln-based Government Journey didn’t get the tickets as a result of he’d abruptly transformed right into a Sooner supporter. He wanted the ducats for enterprise — to anchor the journey packages he provided every time Nebraska traveled to Norman to play Oklahoma.

“One yr, they wouldn’t promote me any tickets to the sport individually,” Glenn mentioned. “So I purchased 50 season tickets. For 10 years, I used to be one of many greatest season ticket holders at Oklahoma.”

Holding all these tickets additionally made Glenn one of many Oklahoma’s greatest ticket scalpers, or resellers, particularly after 1996.

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“Once we had been within the Huge 12, we’d play each different yr,” Glenn mentioned. “I didn’t want them on the off years, so I would promote them, both as season tickets or for particular person video games. Oklahoma at all times had two or three video games annually that will be in excessive demand. Normally by promoting three (particular person recreation) tickets, I would break even on all of the season tickets.”

Glenn started placing collectively Nebraska highway recreation journey packages when he began Government Journey 35 years in the past and took some very massive Husker contingents to essentially the most memorable video games of the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s.

“We’ve accomplished all the large Nineties video games,” he mentioned. “We had 800 individuals journey to the Rose Bowl, 500 go to Notre Dame. We used to have 300 individuals go to Kansas, as a result of it was really easy.”