Steve Glenn was, for about a decade, one of Oklahoma’s most prominent season-ticket holders.
The former Husker offensive tackle who owns Lincoln-based Executive Travel didn’t get the tickets because he’d suddenly converted into a Sooner supporter. He needed the ducats for business -- to anchor the travel packages he offered each time Nebraska traveled to Norman to play Oklahoma.
“One year, they wouldn’t sell me any tickets to the game individually,” Glenn said. “So I bought 50 season tickets. For 10 years, I was one of the biggest season ticket holders at Oklahoma.”
Holding all those tickets also made Glenn one of the Oklahoma’s biggest ticket scalpers, or resellers, especially after 1996.
“When we were in the Big 12, we’d play every other year,” Glenn said. “I didn’t need them on the off years, so I'd sell them, either as season tickets or for individual games. Oklahoma always had two or three games each year that would be in high demand. Usually by selling three (individual game) tickets, I'd break even on all the season tickets.”
Glenn began putting together Nebraska road game travel packages when he started Executive Travel 35 years ago and took some very large Husker contingents to the most memorable games of the '80s, '90s and early 2000s.
“We’ve done all the big 1990s games,” he said. “We had 800 people travel to the Rose Bowl, 500 go to Notre Dame. We used to have 300 people go to Kansas, because it was so easy.”
Kansas wasn’t the only quick trip when Nebraska was in the Big 8 and Big 12. Conference games outside of those with Texas schools were all in comfortable proximity to Lincoln.
“The Big 12 was much easier to get to. Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and even Missouri were close enough to get down and back in a day,” Glenn said. “And Colorado was a nice trip. Even Oklahoma and Oklahoma State weren’t that bad, six or seven hours. Now with the Big Ten, you’ve just about got to fly.”
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