SEC News: Auburn, Others Sell Alloted Bowl Tickets As Georgia, UK Fail

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SEC News: Auburn, Others Sell Alloted Bowl Tickets As Georgia, UK Fail
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Cam Newton and 17,000+ Auburn faithful are jumping into the BCS Championship Game on Jan, 10 in Glendale, AZ

As SEC teams practice for their respective bowl games, what have their fans been doing?

For many teams, such as Auburn and Alabama, the answer is clear. Of course, they are buying bowl tickets.

The story is different for Georgia and Kentucky. Some fans just don’t have the money these days.

The SEC Champion Auburn Tigers easily sold out a 17,00 ticket allotment. Fans will travel to Glendale, Arizona to see if the talented Tigers can tame the Oregon Ducks in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan, 10, 2011.

Some fans are paying as much as or perhaps over $3,000 to fly out of Birmingham, stay in a hotel, and go to the game in Arizona. Other SEC fans wish Gene Chizik and the Tigers good luck.

I will be watching from the couch.

"We've got more Auburn fans signed up than we had last year," said Susan McDougel, of Birmingham’s Adventure Travel. She was comparing them to Bama's hardcore fans that attended the Rose Bowl in 2010.

The 10-2 Arkansas Razorbacks are playing in the Sugar Bowl versus Big 10 Co-Champ Ohio State. The Hogs easily sold out their 17,500 tickets and piggy fans requested for more than 6,500 more. Ryan Mallet takes on Tyrelle Pryor in an anticipated QB match up.

Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators are hungry for revenge in the 25th annual Outback Bowl

Nick Saban's 9-3 Alabama Crimson Tide are playing in the Capital One Bowl against his former school, the #7 Michigan State Spartans. The Tide's fans are willing to get a kick start to the 2011 campaign as they have officially sold out a 16,000 seat allotment.

Many SEC schools will be staying close to home this holiday season. Urban Meyer will finish his six-year campaign with the Florida Gators in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day at 1:00. The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

The 7-5 Gators are the second Florida school to wish a coach goodbye in a bowl game in it's own state in the last two years, the other being FSU. The Gator Nation has sold over 16,000 tickets to watch the team take on JoePa's Penn State squad in the 25th annual Outback Bowl. Can the Gators salvage a disappointing season?

Another school staying in it's own state this bowl season is the University of Tennessee. Derek Dooley leads the Vols and 16,000+ of it's fans to Nashville to take on the UNC Tar Heels in the Music City Bowl game. The 6-6 Vols may have a bright future in 2011.

Steve Spurrier's 9-4 South Carolina Gamecocks are back in Atlanta for the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve after a 56-17 drubbing by Auburn in the SEC Championship Game.

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Alshon Jeffery leads the South Carolina Gamecocks into the Peach Bowl on New Year's Eve

Spurrier was lobbying for a bid to the Progressive Gator Bowl earlier on Bowl Selection Day, but later decided USC needed to learn how to win in the Georgia Dome. The Gamecocks face ACC Atlantic Champ Florida State in yet another sellout in Atlanta. Over 16,000 roaring Gamecocks cheer on players such as Stephen Garcia and Alshon Jeffery.

Under second year coach Dan Mullen, Mississippi State's eager fan base has snatched around 17,000 tickets to the Gator Bowl. The 8-4 Bulldogs face Denard Robinson and a less excited Michigan fan base. The Wolverines fans have bought just around 7,000. Expect a good one in the Sunshine State.

 

Although many schools in the SEC are gobbling up tickets like never before, two disappointed SEC East schools are having trouble selling tickets.

 

The Georgia Bulldogs will have around 5,000 fans attending the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. The Dawgs' recent struggles and the long distance to Memphis are just two reasons Georgia fans aren't excited for the bowl. Just in case you were wondering, they will be playing the #25 UCF Knights on New Year's Eve.

Along with Georgia, Kentucky's fans just aren't that crazy for bowl tickets this year. They have sold around 4,000 to Wildcat faithful for the BBVA Compass Bowl so far. They will be playing the Pitt Panthers, who have a lame duck coaching staff. As of now, Pitt supporters have only got their hands on 2,000 tickets.

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Year's Eve after a 56-17 drubbing by Auburn in the SEC Championship Game.

Spurrier was lobbying for a bid to the Progressive Gator Bowl earlier on Bowl Selection Day, but later decided USC needed to learn how to win in the Georgia Dome. The Gamecocks face ACC Atlantic Champ Florida State in yet another sellout in Atlanta. Over 16,000 roaring Gamecocks cheer on players such as Stephen Garcia and Alshon Jeffery.

Under second year coach Dan Mullen, Mississippi State's eager fan base has snatched around 17,000 tickets to the Gator Bowl. The 8-4 Bulldogs face Denard Robinson and a less excited Michigan fan base. The Wolverines fans have bought just around 7,000. Expect a good one in the Sunshine State.

Although many schools in the SEC are gobbling up tickets like never before, two disappointed SEC East schools are having trouble selling tickets.

The Georgia Bulldogs will have around 5,000 fans attending the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. The Dawgs' recent struggles and the long distance to Memphis are just two reasons Georgia fans aren't excited for the bowl. Just in case you were wondering, they will be playing the #25 UCF Knights on New Year's Eve.

Along with Georgia, Kentucky's fans just aren't that crazy for bowl tickets this year. They have sold around 4,000 to Wildcat faithful for the BBVA Compass Bowl so far. They will be playing the Pitt Panthers, who have a lame duck coaching staff. As of now, Pitt supporters have only got their hands on 2,000 tickets.

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