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Bill Moos would be happy with a less than half full CenturyLink Field

Ticket sales for the Seattle game against Rutgers on Thursday have been lagging. Now, the Washington State athletic director says he'd be fine with the building only being 44 percent full.

It's no secret that ticket sales for this Thursday's opener against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Seattle have been less than impressive. As of just yesterday, barely a third of the available seats in CenturyLink Field had been sold. Over the last few days, athletics director Bill Moos has said there will be no more Cougar home games in the Emerald City.

So in this last edition of the Seattle game, what would make Bill Moos happy? Less than half the stadium being full.

Being happy with what could be described as a cavernous environment for your "home" opener against a team you really need to and should beat isn't a fantastic look. Does it get any better? Of course not!

You could correctly point out that WSU's hands were tied in this situation with both the Mariners and Sounders being at home this coming weekend, leaving only one day available for them to play. I could also correctly point out that, apparently, this wasn't WSU's first choice but they went ahead and gave in anyway.

Basically, WSU wanted Rutgers to come to Pullman and when they said no, Washington State agreed to have the game in Seattle and on a weeknight when they'll see about 37,000 people dressed up as empty seats.

We've been big-timed by Rutgers and Gonzaga in the last four months. What a time to be alive.