Once Again, Virginia Tech Finding Orange Bowl Tickets to Be a Tough Sell By Mark Giannotto Dec. 30 (Washington Post) -- BLACKSBURG, VA. - Two years after falling more than 14,000 tickets short of selling its ticket allotment to the Orange Bowl, Virginia Tech is again facing ticket sale issues as it prepares to face No. 5 Stanford on Monday. In conjunction with membership in the BCS, each participating school is expected to buy one-fourth of the tickets available for its bowl game. In the Orange Bowl's case, that means Virginia Tech and Stanford are on the hook for 17,500 tickets each. When the Hokies came to South Florida following the 2008 regular season, they sold just more than 3,300 of their 17,500 tickets. Virginia Tech again expects to take a heavy loss this year. As of last week, the Hokies had sold around 6,500 of their ticket allotment. Tim East, Virginia Tech's associate athletic director for external affairs, said they expect sales to continue
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