North Carolina has sold out of its 22,000 allotment of bowl tickets to the Dec. 27 Meineke Bowl against West Virginia, the school announced. Five thousand tickets remain, according to a bowl spokesman, and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.
UNC's original allotment was 12,500, but it asked for additional tickets to bring it to the 22,000 total.
"In addition to the 22,000 tickets we sold in Chapel Hill, we have been told that many of our fans purchased tickets directly from the Meineke Car Care Bowl and Ticketmaster,'' Clint Gwaltney, UNC's associate athletics director for ticket operations, said in a prepared statement. "We expect more than 40,000 Tar Heel fans to be at the game."