Dec 15, 2014 12:08 am

Part V

It’s another Saturday in late November. Last game of the year.

Since the starting quarterback got hurt, IU has lost five straight games.

Dec 15, 2014 12:07 am

Part IV

With a lull in foot traffic, Dirty sees another chance to tease the King. “Do you know what Paul said to Santa Claus?” Dirty asks, already laughing. The King scoffs and waves Dirty off. “He said, ‘Do you have change for a quarter?’” The King growls. Putting up with Dirty and other scalpers is one reason the King is getting out.

Dec 15, 2014 12:01 am

Part III

In his Indianapolis apartment seven weeks later, Jeffrey picks up a half-smoked cigarette from his ashtray.

Dec 15, 2014 12:00 am

Part II

Scalping tickets at IU football games has never been easy. Demand is always low to see a team that has been so bad for so long it has become a punch line.

Dec 14, 2014 11:58 pm

Sold, not told

On a misty Saturday morning, the scalper stands at his corner, the stadium looming behind him. He’s right at the edge.

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