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Posted at 1:34 PM ET, 12/18/2010

Navy sells entire alloment of bowl tickets

By Gene Wang

The Naval Academy has sold all 13,000 of its assigned tickets for the Poinsettia Bowl, according to athletic department officials. It marks the eighth consecutive year Navy has sold its entire allotment of bowl tickets.

More than 20,000 Navy fans are expected to attend Thursday's game against San Diego State at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, which has a strong military presence because of the naval station located there. Included in that total are approximately 1,100 midshipmen who will attend the game that will be shown on ESPN and is scheduled for kickoff shortly after 8 p.m. EST.

"Once again Navy has proven why our program is one of the best in postseason ticket sales in the nation," Navy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk said in a statement.

The Poinsettia Bowl has sold more than 49,000 tickets. The previous attendance record was 39,129 in 2007 when Navy played Utah.

Playing in their eighth straight bowl game, the Midshipmen will be going for their 10th win this season. Navy, which went 10-4 last year, has not had consecutive seasons with 10 wins in program history.

By Gene Wang  | December 18, 2010; 1:34 PM ET
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Nice job squids. Take care of business out there.

How's Maryland doing with its allotment for the MilBowl?

Posted by: tslats | December 19, 2010 1:00 AM | Report abuse

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