The UW fan base may be disgruntled, but that's different from disinterested.
At least, that's my conclusion from Tuesday's report that just over 65,000 tickets already have been sold for the Huskies' noon Saturday home game against No. 15 Brigham Young. That's just 2,000 short of what the Seahawks draw every Sunday at Qwest Field. And that despite the disappointing debut at Oregon, a very good but not all that glamorous opponent, and the fact that the game will be shown live on FSN.
A few other ticket figures provided by the UW sports information office:
¨ UW is 100 tickets shy of last year's season tickets sold total (43,516 last year. 43,410 this year)
¨ They sold more than 1,600 more student tickets this year over last year (3,254 last year, 4,871 this year).
¨ They have sold almost 66,000 tickets for Oklahoma.
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And by the way, the university has reached a one-year agreement with Starline Luxury Coaches and King Country Metro to continue providing free transportation to this season's seven home games, a tradition of more than two decades that had briefly seemed threatened.
Full details at gohuskies.com.
And a couple of other links:
My Wednesday story on defenses likely to force the Huskies to win through the air.