West Virginia unlikely to sell bowl-game ticket allotment because of date

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports West Virginia is unlikely to sell its allotment of 6,176 tickets for the Zaxy’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.

West Virginia senior associate athletic director Matt Wells told the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mitch Vingle the department is approaching 1,500 tickets sold, which so far is keeping West Virginia from meeting its bowl financial goal.

“Obviously, the holidays and date of the game has made it a tough sell,” Wells told the Charleston Gazette-Mail. “From the feedback we’re getting, it’s mostly the date.”

The Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl is scheduled for Dec. 26 and obviously not a close trip for Mountaineer fans.

The absence of injured quarterback Will Grier, who announced he’ll return for the 2018 season on Thursday, doesn’t help the Mountaineers as they face Utah.

Running back Justin Crawford will also miss the bowl game, but  to prepare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Vingle breaks down the financial repercussions of West Virginia not meeting its bowl allotment at wvgazettemail.com.

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