Despite my pleas for Nicholls fans to attend basketball games after last week’s double showing in the bottom three, they’re back this week. Again, this is despite the fact that Nicholls is in first place in the Southland, so it’s not like they’re a bad team!  And they actively tried to bring more fans in the door, as seen here: Needless to say, it didn’t work. Nicholls had plenty of empty seating. But enough about Nicholls, how did everyone else do? Let’s take a look at the full week: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 42 (Season total: 540) […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance, 2017 Week Ten: So That’s What Bobby ...


For the first time in a while, we’ve had a team make a double appearance in the bottom three, both as a home team.  Poor Nicholls, who lead the Southland and are on track to make the NCAA Tournament drew fewer in two games than Bryant University did in one game this week, which was a game with only 600 in attendance.  This doesn’t seem to phase the Colonels, as they now sit at 5-1 in Southland play.  In addition to them, a few other teams managed to play two games this week with a combined attendance below 1,000: St […]

NCAA College Basketball Attendance, 2017 Season Week Ten: Better Things ...


After having a three year low in attendance for a single game last week, it’s a tough act to follow. But this week had quite a bit of action with around 60 games shy of 1,000 fans, and the average attendance dropping fairly precipitously as we enter conference play. Interestingly, Washington played at Washington State this week in front of the lowest crowd of any Power Five conference team.  Apparently the fever of the Apple Cup does not extend into other sports in the state of Washington. Let’s take a look at the full week: Number of games drawing fewer […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance, 2017 Week Nine: So Much For Pacific ...



In three years, not once have we ever reported a sub-50 attendance game. But a first for all of us this week. The lowest attended NCAA Basketball game since at least 2015.  With that, it was no surprise that attendance was down almost 400 people per game.  Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 42 (Season total: 386) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week:   Presbyterian vs Radford – Presbyterian’s second straight appearance at the number three spot on the attendance list. This week, with only 301 in attendance to see the […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance, 2017 Week Eight: An All-Time Record!


Finals are over, and with it, many students have left campus. As Christmas neared, teams reduced their schedule or found a neutral site to play their games in with the hope of attracting a bigger crowd from a larger metro area near to campus. How did that work out? Average attendance was up almost 800, but the individual results? Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 43 (Season total: 344) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week:   Presbyterian vs Piedmont – Another appearance for the Blue Hose in the bottom three, again […]

NCAA College Basketball Attendance, 2017 Week 7: Winter Break Blues


A continued  Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 41 (Season total: 301) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week:   South Carolina State vs Charleston Southern – Despite the in-state matchup, South Carolina State was only able to draw 154 fans for its tilt against Charleston Southern. This was the lowest on-campus matchup between two Division I teams all season.  The lucky 154 were sent home with a Bulldogs win 91-77. A beautiful action shot: 2. Nicholls vs Carver-Stockton – In the “D-I against the NAIA” competition, our first entry for the week is […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance: 2017 Week Five:



Filling up the out of conference schedule proves itself to be a challenge for the lower levels of Division 1 basketball teams. With a desire to host a few out of conference games, many schools turn to lower level teams to fill the seats. Unfortunately, for our teams this week, that strategy didn’t pay off. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 38 (Season total: 260) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Wofford vs Johnson and Wales – After coming off an upset win over Georgia Tech, one would expect that there’d be […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance, 2017 Week 5: D-3 Disasters and NAIA ...


The off-campus tournaments are over, and the students have filed back to campus. Though that wasn’t much help for one school, which made a double dip on the list this week. Though hopefully the on-court results will lead to more fans in attendance in the coming weeks. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 52 (Season total: 222) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Presbyterian vs North Carolina A&T – One of Presbyerian’s big wins on the week, this one was a 73-70 victory over NC A&T. Though only 278 were in attendance, […]

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Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  With FCS playoffs and conference championships mixed up with hurricane makeup games, there was plenty of action despite the relatively small number of games.  This will be our last weekly edition, though we will post a bowl result (assuming bowls report their attendance, which not all have done in the past).  Enough chit-chat, let’s get to it: Worst overall Division I attendance week 14: 4,401 – Sam Houston vs South Dakota – The Bearkats hosted the Coyotes of South Dakota and despite it being the second round of […]

NCAA Football Attendance, 2017 Conference Championship Week and FCS Playoffs



Another week of off-campus tournaments, with Thanksgiving keeping people off campus and ADs wanting to avoid appearing on the AMSTS Bottom Three have scheduled themselves on the Caribbean Island of their choice to compete in an Island classic. Unfortunately for some, there are only so many islands that can attract fans over Thanksgiving, and other teams are forced to mainland tournaments in scenic outposts like Greensboro, NC and Conway, SC..  As we can see this week, with a sub-100 attended game, it isn’t always a big draw. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 81 […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance: 2017 Season Week 3: A Sub-100 Game


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was up to 36,334 this week, on the account of it being rivalry week. This was the unsurprisingly the highest attended week of the year! Let’s get to it: Worst overall Division I attendance week 13: 2,385 – UNH vs Central Connecticut State. In the first round of the FCS playoffs, UNH managed to draw only 2,385 into the stands, and that seems to be on the high side from the picture below. Luckily for the home fans, they saw the Wildcats shut out the Blue […]

2017 College Football Attendance, Week 13: Rivalry Week!


The college basketball season has begun, and with it the influx of “prestigious” early season tournaments.  As a result of this, we saw 89 games this week with fewer than 1,000 fans reported.  And that’s just the number that’s reported. Butts-in-seats numbers were probably much less! Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 89 (Season total: 89) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Presbyterian vs Johnson University (TN) – Presbyterian, who got their fame a few years back as a new team within D and their willingness to play anyone, anywhere (for a payday) hosted their season […]

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