KU ticket scandal got worse

jayhawkIt was difficult to imagine that the University of Kansas athletic ticket scandal could get worse for the university — but then it did. The person KU put in charge of restoring integrity to the sports ticket office was accused last week of being part of the scheme to steal and resell tickets to football and basketball games. A federal grand jury indicted Kassie Liebsch, KU’s director of ticket operations. Also indicted were the former director of ticket operations; that person’s husband, who was a former department consultant; the former Williams Educational Fund director; and the former head of fundraising. Two other former employees have pleaded guilty and are cooperating with authorities. To its credit, KU is trying to clean up the mess — including by pushing out former athletic director Lew Perkins. But Liebsch’s indictment was another black eye.