Counterfeiters take over Ohio State basketball games, authorities dumbfounded

By Tipp Smith | Feb 02, 2012

Be warned Ohio State basketball fans, those tickets you bought for the #3 Buckeyes game may be fakes!

The Ohio State Department of Athletics has experienced a rise in the number of counterfeit tickets showing up for men’s basketball over the past several games.

The Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office reminds fans to only purchase tickets from authorized sources: The Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office, or Ticketmaster.

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Fans looking to purchase tickets for sold out games (Michigan State Feb. 11 and Wisconsin Feb. 25 or 26) are urged to search listings on the Buckeyes TicketExchange, the Official Ticket Exchange site of Ohio State Athletics, and the only resale site that guarantees the tickets will be valid. This site is available on the Tickets site (dropdown menu) at

About 2,000 tickets are available for the Purdue home game Feb. 7 and about 1,200 tickets remain for the Illinois game Feb. 21.

Tickets purchased from unauthorized sources could be counterfeit, stolen or otherwise void. These tickets will not allow the holder admission into the event.


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