The school that is widely believed to have cost K-State its spot in the BCS is now struggling to sell its allotment to the Sugar Bowl. Virginia Tech was selected for the January 3rd game in New Orleans in part based on its ability to sell tickets, but is now asking its fans for help to fill the Superdome. Right now, Virginia Tech has sold just over 9,000 of their 17,500 tickets.
The Hokies are even encouraging fans to buy proxy tickets for others around the New Orleans area to use. The tickets can be purchased by VA Tech fans unable to attend the Sugar Bowl, but then donated to the military or charity. Hokie athletics director Jim Weaver and head coach Frank Beamer have each bought a pair of proxy tickets to do their part.