Paul Tenorio, Orlando Sentinel: The Fiesta Bowl is shaping up to be a financial nightmare for Central Florida. The team has sold only 5,000 of its required 17,500 tickets. Officials say the Knights will have to sell 13,000 tickets to break even financially. No wonder officials were cheering for Northern Illinois to get a Bowl Championship Series bid and trip to the Fiesta, which would have pushed Central Florida to a bowl closer to home. School president John Hitt has taken the unusual move of urging fans to buy Fiesta tickets.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: A look at bowl ticket sales on the secondary market. Cheapest ticket to the Bowl Championship title game is $850 on Stubhub. The Rose ($650) is also doing well. On the other end of the spectrum: Las Vegas ($9), Chick-fil-A ($9), AdvoCare V100 ($6.66), Idaho Potato ($5.75) and Texas ($4).
Richard Piersol, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska fans apparently do not have a lot of interest in the Gator Bowl. Only 2,759 tickets have been sold by the team. Nebraska is contracted to purchase 12,750. Georgia has sold about 7,000. It is contracted to purchase 15,000. Jacksonville is about a six-hour drive from Athens.
Scott Wolf, Inside USC: Sluggish ticket sales for the Las Vegas Bowl. USC has sold only 5,000 and Fresno State 7,000. Each team is contracted to purchase 11,000.
Stefanie Loh, U-T San Diego: San Diego State has sold more than 1,200 tickets to the Potato Bowl. The team is contracted to purchase 8,000 tickets.
Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada Las Vegas officials are already acknowledging a likely $200,000 deficit resulting from the team's trip to the Heart of Dallas Bowl.