COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland has sold more than 1,000 of the 15,000 tickets it had to purchase for its date with Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl Dec. 15.
"We have to sell about 2,000 to break even and avoid losing money on the venture," said athletic director Andy Geiger. "Sales are going pretty well. There's been a lot of support for us."
Maryland will receive $600,000 for playing in the bowl in Shreveport, La., but must give the Atlantic Coast Conference $100,000 off the top. In addition, it had to buy 15,000 tickets at $25 per, a total of $375,000.