When there's nothing else to sell, there's always hope. We've combed through YouTube to find the best 34 season ticket videos. It's broken into three posts because if we put them all in one, it would take forever to load.
Teams featured in part 1: Kentucky, South Carolina, Northwestern, Missouri, Arizona, North Carolina State, Idaho, East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Temple, Kansas State and New Mexico State.
Dave Doeren takes over at North Carolina State, replacing Tom O'Brien, who was fired after going 40-35 in six seasons as coach. Doeren bounced around as an assistant before becoming head coach at Northern Illinois in 2011. His Huskies were 23-4 in two seasons before the Wolfpack came calling last December.
Doeren and his team catch a break with the schedule. North Carolina State plays eight home games and won't have to leave the state until an Oct. 26 game at Florida State. The only other out-of-state trip is Nov. 16 at Boston College.
It weather was perfect, the tailgating scene was happening and North Carolina State was ready to play its home opener on Saturday. South Alabama was the opponent, and the Wolfpack responded with a 31-7 victory.
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin made his first trip to Carter-Finley Stadium to check out the scene. There are more photos after the jump, and you can check his full gallery by clicking here.
Check that. The poster schedules continue to trickle in. No. 104 is from North Carolina State. The Wolfpack's schedule is favorable early, and don't be surprised if the team is 7-0 or 6-1 entering an Oct. 29th game at Florida State.
The Wiz of Odds is conducting a comprehensive study of bowl game expense reports. All of the data collected — expense reports for 56 teams and bowl surveys for 40 teams — are being posted on the site. Here is the latest installment. For an overview of the project, click here.
The Orlando-based Champs Sports Bowl is operated by the nonprofit Florida Citrus Sports Events, Inc. The first game was played in 1990.
2010 participants: North Carolina State and West Virginia.
North Carolina State expenses: The Wolfpack reported only 247 absorbed tickets at a cost of $4,014. Total reported expenses were $1.09 million. Under other expenses, the school listed items such as open practice ($4,524), staff overtime ($11,473), bonuses ($319,096), booster allowance ($15,000) and comp tickets ($126,674) for a total of $476,767. Download North Carolina State Expenses
North Carolina State did not fill out a bowl survey.
West Virginia expenses: The Mountaineers reported selling only 4,700 of their 12,500-ticket allotment. That resulted in absorbed ticket costs of $507,000, which was 37.9 percent of total reported expenses of $1.33 million. Download West Virginia Expenses