Everyone's A Winner At The Orange Bowl, Except The Schools Playing It

The FedEx Orange Bowl has gained a bit of a reputation as "that other BCS bowl," mainly due to the inclusion of the usually-undeserving Big East representative and a less-than-interesting ACC school. This year doesn't feel much different with the West Virginia Mountaineers taking on the Clemson Tigers.

There isn't much excitement nationally for the game. And as it turns out, there isn't much locally either.

Clemson has only sold about half it's ticket allotment and is projected to take a $185,000 loss on the bowl game, according to The Post and Courier. Meanwhile, West Virginia AD Oliver Luck has said he hopes to keep their ticket losses "under $1 million."

Orange Bowl CEO Eric Poms will get paid "over $500,000" for his work on this year's game. Just thought you'd be interested to know that.

For more on the Mountaineers, head over to the SB Nation blog The Smoking Musket. Check out Shakin' The Southland for everything Tigers. Head over to the official site of the Orange Bowl for more on this year's game.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.