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Evan Hoopfer


Indianapolis native Brian Stapleton, 50, awaits ticket buyers on Indiana Ave. before IU's homecoming football game against Michigan State. Stapleton, known more by his alias, Jeffery, 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 worst in the Big Ten. The ticket scalper on the street corner is a dying breed, as online sites like Stubhub and Ticketmaster are making scalping obsolete.

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.

Indianapolis native Brian Stapleton, 50, awaits ticket buyers on Indiana Ave. before IU's homecoming football game against Michigan State. Stapleton, known more by his alias, Jeffery, 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 worst in the Big Ten. The ticket scalper on the street corner is a dying breed, as online sites like Stubhub and Ticketmaster are making scalping obsolete.

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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