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Indianapolis native Brian Stapleton, 50, awaits ticket buyers on Indiana Avenue before IU's homecoming football game against Michigan State on Oct. 18. Stapleton, known more by his alias, Jeffrey, has been scalping tickets for 18 years, and often ventures to Bloomington in hopes of making a profit, even though ticket sales for IU football are the worst in the Big Ten. The ticket scalper on the street corner is a dying breed, as online sites like StubHub are making scalping obsolete.

Indianapolis native Brian Stapleton, 50, awaits ticket buyers on Indiana Avenue before IU's homecoming football game against Michigan State on Oct. 18. Stapleton, known more by his alias, Jeffrey, has been scalping tickets for 18 years, and often ventures to Bloomington in hopes of making a profit, even though ticket sales for IU football are the worst in the Big Ten. The ticket scalper on the street corner is a dying breed, as online sites like StubHub are making scalping obsolete.