First, a note that I’ll hold a live chat today at 1 p.m. That’s a different day and time from our usual chat on here so I hope most of you will still be able to make it.
Now for a few links. …
— Here’s my story for today’s paper updating the ticket situation for the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (or the Las Vegas Bowl, take your pick), as well as some of the other financial info on the bowl game.
Also included in that story was a brief note on season ticket sales for 2013. Due to space reasons, it got cut a little bit so I will run it here, as well:
UW also reported Tuesday that it has accepted 41,173 season ticket deposits for the 2013 season, when it will return to a renovated Husky Stadium after playing in 2012 at CenturyLink Field. That number includes 40,373 renewal deposits and 800 new season ticket deposits.
UW sold 41,193 season tickets in 2012.
The school said it is “excited” about the number of tickets sold already for 2013 given that it has yet to begin its spring or summer/fall marketing ticket campaigns.
A school spokesman said the number “exceeded our expectations, and tracking above where we planned.”
The school has also essentially sold out of all of its premium seats for the renovated Husky Stadium (he said a few suites are intentionally being held for future corporate sponsorship and other opportunities).
— Bud Withers looks back at the Seattle Bowl as well as ahead at all 35 of this year’s bowls.
— Phil Steele’s All-Pac-12 Team is also out and he has ASJ, Kasen Williams and Desmond Trufant on this second team and Bishop Sankey and Drew Schaefer on his third team.
— Several outlets Tuesday had reports on the scheduled recruiting visits of Bellevue High linebacker Myles Jack, who is officially committed to UCLA but continues to explore options. Among those was ESPN’s HuskyNation, which reported that Jack will visit Arizona State, UCLA, UW and Oregon in that order. You can also see the list here from Scout.com. In case you missed it, the Times named Jack and Skyline’s Max Browne as its state Players of the Year earlier this week.
— Here’s the Idaho Statesman’s full report on Boise State’s ticket sales.
— The SportsChatPlace says to take Boise State.
— Here’s a preview of the game via the Associated Press.
— ESPN.com’s Pac-12 blog breaks down the conference’s attendance numbers.
— Former UW DC Kent Baer will be the interim coach for San Jose State in the Military Bowl with Mike MacIntyre off to Colorado.
— Looks like Cal is not retaining any of its former assistants.
— USA Today with a good examination of the finances behind bowl games.