Arkansas sells its allotment

Tuesday, December 11th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ The University of Arkansas has sold its allotment of 17,000 tickets for the Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl game in Dallas against Oklahoma and is no longer taking requests for tickets.

The university asked for more tickets from the Cotton Bowl, but Oklahoma has also sold its 17,000 allotment and no additional tickets are available.

By Monday night, all 68,252 tickets were gone.

Arkansas officials said it would take several days for the ticket office to sort through the orders. People who are not season ticket holders will be notified Monday if their order cannot be filled.

``We knew that Oklahoma and Arkansas would bring huge crowds, but tickets went even faster that we could have expected,'' said Cotton Bowl chairman Fred McClure. ``The stadium will definitely be a sea of red, and we're thrilled to have the Sooners and the Razorbacks coming to Dallas.''

Arkansas (7-4) was invited to the bowl game on Sunday. Oklahoma (10-2) began selling its tickets about a week earlier.

Arkansas played in the Cotton Bowl two years ago, beating Texas 27-6. Oklahoma will be making its first appearance in the Cotton Bowl.

Arkansas and Oklahoma have not met since the 1987 Orange Bowl when the Sooners won 42-8.