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Why the slow ticket sales?

Written by Colin Dunlap on .

ORLANDO, Fla.

As of this past weekend -- and there most likely wasn't a huge spike through the week -- West Virginia had sold just about one-third of its 12,500 tickets to this Champs Sports Bowl. Conversely, North Carolina State had sold more than 9,000 tickets through the weekend.

Everyone knows that one of the primary reasons the Mountaineers were selected for the bowl was because of the potenetial to put a lot of butts in the seats and bring many, many people to this area for the week.

So, I have a few questions and I'd like an answer: Did you, as Mountaineer fans, expect the ticket sales to be this slow?

Also, what do you attribute it to most?

And, what will you be thinking when they show that wide camera shot and the WVU side doesn't look full as it normally does at bowl games?

I'd especially like to hear from people who normally attend the bowl games and decided against this one and, also, people who are coming down here for this bowl despite the fact that many others are opting not to.

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