There could be up to 15,000 empty seats at Boone Pickens Stadium Saturday night for the showdown between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
The reason is that Oklahoma State officials decided last spring not to make single-game tickets available for the game. To get a seat, you had to purchase a season ticket. The move was designed to lure Oklahoma fans, many of whom can't fathom a Sooner game going on without their presence, to purchase season tickets for their rival.
The plan worked. Oklahoma State sold a record 39,600 season tickets, an increase of over 6,000 from 2007. In fact, season tickets are still being sold just days before the Cowboys' last home game of 2008.