Sugar Bowl-bound Virginia Tech not alone in struggle to sell bowl tickets
The Hokies aren't the only major football program struggling to sell tickets for a marquee game, The New York Times reports.
The Hokies will sell about 57 percent of their 17,500 ticket allotment, Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said earlier this week.
Penn State, Clemson and West Virginia aren't having much luck, either. Here's how it breaks down:
Penn State: The Nittany Lions will face Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2. PennLive.com says that as of Wednesday, Penn State "had sold less than half the 6,500 tickets it was allotted.
West Virginia: The university has sold 6,100 of its 17,500 tickets for the Jan. 4 Orange Bowl game against Clemson, according to the Associated Press.
Clemson: The other half of the Orange Bowl pairing is struggling, too, the New York Times reports, having sold 5,600 of its 17,500 tickets.