College Football


FBS Conference Championships happened this week, with another smattering of teams rescheduling games in an attempt to make a bowl.  While that happened, top draw FCS playoff matchups happened with a berth in the quarterfinals on the line. Lots of reasons to see good football, but still plenty of empty seats.  Let’s take a look, shall we?   Worst overall Division I attendance: 3,042 – South Dakota State vs Duquesne. It was a snowy day in Brookings which presumably kept most of the Jackrabbit fans home, and apparently the entire Duquesne team decided to stay on the bus as the […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 13: Championship Week and FCS ...


Week thirteen kicks off the FCS playoffs – even if the crowds aren’t too interested yet – and perhaps is better known as being Rivalry Week.  With that, overall attendance was at 34,000 flat, which is a huge improvement over previous weeks, buoyed by most FCS teams not playing a game and coupled with the fact that most rivalry games tend to draw big crowds even if the teams are no good.  Let’s take a look, shall we?   Worst overall Division I attendance: 2,157 – Wofford vs Elon.  It’s the first round of the FCS playoffs, and not much […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 13: Rivalry Week and FCS ...


Week twelve brings us in closer to rivalry week where attendance should peak, but even despite interesting scheduling by the SEC, attendance was up to 26,528, a gain of over 2,000 fans over last week.  Even with that, we still had an FCS game below a thousand fans and an FBS Division winner playing in front of fewer than 5,000 fans at home, so let’s take a look at the big picture, shall we?   Worst overall Division I attendance: 856 – Delaware State vs VU of Lynchburg.  The last game of the season for the Hornets as they played […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 12: MAC West Champions, Even ...



Week eleven was marked by cold weather nationwide, but with it attendance found a way to rise 355 fans to an average of 24,350 last week.  Even still, it was a story of “haves” and “have nots” with an FCS game below a thousand fans, a FBS game with fewer than 6,000.  And best of all? Both involved teams fighting for a chance to win their conference.  Let’s take a look, shall we?   Worst overall Division I attendance: 912 – St. Francis (PA) vs Central Connecticut State. Fewer than 1,000 showed up to see a conference game with major implications […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 11: Big Ten, Little Crowd


Week ten gave us a great slate of football games, so it’s no surprise that overall attendance was up to 23,995, a gain of 855 fans per game last week. Despite this, we had a new low for the season with only 468 in attendance as a Division III squad hosted an FCS team. Let’s take a look at the full week, shall we?   Worst overall Division I attendance: 468 – SUNY-Maritime vs Hampton.  Division III SUNY-Maritime hosted the FCS Pirates with only 468 in attendance to an eventual 51-10 Hampton victory.  As one would expect, D3 schools don’t […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 10: Sub-500 see FCS Football ...


Weeks seven and eight have passed, and it’s time for another attendance update.  With cooler weather across the nation, plenty of fans were willing to go to football games, except at Miami of Ohio, who recorded the lowest attended FBS game of the year with merely 5,003 in attendance. For the rest of D1 Football, average attendance was 23,140 in week eight, down 562 over week seven.  Week seven came in at 23,702, which was down almost 2,000 from week six. Let’s take a look at the whole shebang, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 852 – Central Connecticut State […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 9: KU Wins But Nobody ...



Duke hosts Virginia in front of a small crowd
Weeks seven and eight have passed, and it’s time for another attendance update.  With cooler weather across the nation, plenty of fans were willing to go to football games, except at Miami of Ohio, who recorded the lowest attended FBS game of the year with merely 5,003 in attendance. For the rest of D1 Football, average attendance was 23,140 in week eight, down 562 over week seven.  Week seven came in at 23,702, which was down almost 2,000 from week six. Let’s take a look at the whole shebang, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance, week 7: 1,154 – Prairie […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Weeks 7 & 8: The Lowest ...


It was week six, and some programs fans have already had enough.  Most surprisingly, UCLA only filled the Rose Bowl half full (or is it half empty?).  Granted, it’s one of the bigger stadiums in college football, but sitting in the second largest city in America it has typically sat 60+% full.  For the rest of D1 Football, average attendance was 25,399 on the week, down 966 over last week, once again setting a new low on the season. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,013 – Princeton vs Lehigh. One of many blowouts this week, […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 6: Rose Bowl Half Empty ...


We’re into the swing of things here through week five, with plenty of good games on the slate.  Even with that, average attendance was 26,365 for the week, a decrease of 1,828 over last week and the lowest attended week of the season thus far. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,243 – Presbyterian vs Lindsey Wilson. The Blue Hose hosted the Blue Raiders and everyone was too blue to go to the game. The NAIA level Blue Raiders played a tough matchup, losing to Presbyterian by a mere 10-0 score.  Your prerequisite action shot: Worst […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 5: Disappointing Homecoming in Lawrence



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Week four of the NCAA Football season finally felt like things were in full swing, as no games were cancelled due to hurricanes, and plenty of conference play started up.  Average attendance was 28,193 for the week, a decrease of 1,374 over last week and the lowest attended week of the season thus far. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 840 – Valparaiso vs Truman State.  The Crusaders took on the Division II Bulldogs of Truman State, and that matchup wasn’t enough to stir a thousand folks out of their beds to head on down to […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 4: Duke Only Fills Cameron


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was 30,894 for week 2, up over 1,000 from week one.  Week three saw an average attendance of 29,567, largely due to hurricane related low attendance. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 2: 755 – Taylor vs Butler.  The Bulldogs of Butler took the road to face NAIA-level Taylor University, but the game was closer than you’d expect.  Despite only 755 fans showing up, the Bulldogs only beat Taylor (the Trojans) by a mere two touchdowns, 31-17.  An action video […]

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