Michigan nearly sells out Outback Bowl ticket allotment
This story was changed at 4:50 p.m. with an updated ticket sales number.
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan hasn't sold out its ticket allotment for the Outback Bowl.
But it's close.
The Wolverines had sold 10,977 of their 11,500 tickets as of about 4 p.m. Friday. The deadline for purchases was at 5 p.m. Thursday, but a school spokesman said Michigan will continue to place orders through its ticket office until game day.
No. 19 Michigan (8-4) faces No. 11 South Carolina (10-2) on Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
Those sales numbers are strong compared to most Big Ten schools and are similar to last year's Sugar Bowl numbers, despite winning two fewer games and heading to the Outback Bowl. Michigan sold about 15,000 of its 17,500 tickets for the BCS win against Virginia Tech.
Check out other Big Ten ticket sales over at ESPN's Big Ten blog.
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