SHREVEPORT, La. -- Brant Goyne, chairman of the Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Bowl, said last night that the University of Maryland sold about 4,000 of the allotted 15,000 tickets before game time, a figure athletic director Andy Geiger said probably would keep the team from losing a substantial amount of money on the game.
Geiger said that ticket manager Jack Zane still was selling tickets last night, and Maryland had a number of tickets ordered after the team left for Shreveport on Wednesday afternoon.
"I'm fairly happy with what we sold," said Geiger, whose athletic department gave away nearly 6,000 to a local Boy Scouts group. "Right now, it could be plus or minus either way, but not a lot one way or another. I'll know more either Monday or Tuesday."