The Bryan Eagle's story was really poor. Since current season ticket holders were not included, or the 6000 tickets for opponents or student tickets, the "allotment" that sold out could have been 100 tickets for all we know...and certainly not 82000 as the story suggests. Simply awful reporting by the Bryan paper. The SID at A&M must be quite tickled they fell for it. I have no doubt interest is high at A&M and Mizzou and both are quite pleased to be joining; however, this story is pretty hollow.
The story is not hollow at all. This is not rocket science. By conference mandate, 6,000 tickets are reserved for the SEC visitor. Right at 32,000 tickets are reserved for current students, which historically always sell out. The remaining tickets are season ticket holders. As of right now, every seat in the house is sold. The only way that changes is if 2011 season ticket holders do not renew by June 1, which is unlikely. And to the extent they don't, those will be scooped up quickly. And for the record, Kyle Field has had over 90,000 people in for a game with seats added around the track on the sidelines with 88 to 89,000 being fairly common for more well known opponents, which was rare in the pathetic Big 12. Those days will be much more common place in the SEC. Where in the story did it say 82,000 tickets were sold in an hour? Your reading comprehension suggest you might have gone to one of the Big 12's glorified community colleges, like Texas Tech, Baylor, OSU, etc., and your jealousy is showing. Maybe someday Big Daddy Longwhorn will give you permission to leave?