COLLEGE — 15 January 2013
University of Nevada Trying to Make Money Off of Colin Kaepernick’s Success

Colin Kaepernick is the “shiny new toy” of the sports world, based on his record-breaking performance vs. the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. Although this season marks his first real game action, this is actually Colin’s second season in the NFL. Prior to the Niners, he was the QB at the University of Nevada.

Looking to capitalize on Colin’s NFL success, Nevada is trying to profit from Kaepernick by offering San Francisco 49ers incentives to those who buy tickets to Nevada football games, according to USA Today Sports.

Interesting that they’re making money off of Colin, but he wasn’t able to do the same in reverse when he was a student-athlete there. But hey, this is America, right?

They announced Monday that anyone who purchases or renews at [least] two season tickets will be eligible to win up to four tickets and pregame field passes to the 49ers’ 2013 season opener.

Kaepernick passed for 262 yards and ran for an NFL-playoff-record 181 in Saturday’s win over Green Bay.

While at Nevada, he became the only player in NCAA history with three seasons of 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing.

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  1. I’ve been a season ticket holder at Nevada for multiple sports for a long time before Kap, and I’ll continue to be a season ticket holder for a long time to come.
    I for one am not bothered by this at all. Many schools offer incentives to season ticket holders. Nevada is no exception. Whether they offer me discounts at local shops, opportunities to win school branded or associated gear, or the chance to win other items is irrelevant.
    What is the difference between the school throwing out T-Shirts to the crowd, or giving out gift certificates to local businesses, and offering a chance to win 49er tickets?

    It’s a way to draw fans to the stadium. Plain and simple. Nevada isn’t using Kap’s name, likeness or any other proprietary/trademarked means to entice season tickets to be sold. Hell, Even Kap came to a few games at Mackay Stadium last year, promoting his Alma-mater in person.

    File this under “Who Cares?”

    • I 100% agree with you

  2. Oh, I forgot, U of Florida never used any Tebow references in its program. This article is from an elementary school dropout, pretty stupid.

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