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Alabama Tops Spring Game Attendance With New School Record

Alabama topped all BCS schools for the third straight season with 92,310 fans at its annual spring football game, topping the school record set last year. Oregon drew 43,468 fans for its game this year, marking a school and Pac-10 record. Among other schools setting spring game attendance records were Rutgers, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Georgia and Florida State. Adverse weather affected attendance for a number of schools this year, including Louisville, Penn State, Iowa, N.C. State and Ohio State. Listed below is spring game attendance for BCS conference schools, with comparisons to recent years (THE DAILY).

NCAA FOOTBALL: SPRING GAME ATTENDANCE
FOR BCS CONFERENCE SCHOOLS
SCHOOL
'11
'10
'09
SCHOOL
'11
'10
'09
Alabama
92,310
91,312
84,050
Virginia^
10,545
5,000
8,000
Nebraska
66,786
77,936
77,670
Wisconsin
10,000
23,567
23,500
Florida State
53,818
51,000
36,000
Missouri
10,000
15,000
13,122
Auburn
53,209
63,217
45,381
Washington
10,000
15,000
10,000
Florida
51,000
51,500
65,000
Kansas State
8,594
13,696
12,804
Ohio State
44,276
65,223
95,722
Iowa*
8,000
25,000
---
Oregon
43,468
25,211
12,400
Miami
8,000
10,000
n/a
Georgia
43,177
38,472
42,458
Vanderbilt
7,500
n/a
1,000
Arkansas
42,000
30,000
30,000
Penn State
7,000
55,000
76,500
Virginia Tech
40,000
41,000
41,000
Georgia Tech
7,000
n/a
8,500
Mississippi State
36,357
34,127
31,606
Stanford
6,800
4,000
1,500
Tennessee
35,891
35,000
51,488
UCLA
6,400
12,494
12,000
Michigan State
35,000
30,000
26,000
Arizona State
6,400
6,000
5,700
Texas
29,541
44,000
44,000
Kansas
6,000
12,500
17,000
South Carolina
29,541
22,000
25,157
Illinois
6,000
5,832
10,000
Ole Miss
28,000
30,229
28,357
Oregon State
5,519
7,141
5,000
Notre Dame
27,863
27,241
31,104
Purdue
5,500
5,000
5,000
Clemson
27,000
27,000
24,000
Maryland
5,000
n/a
10,323
Oklahoma
25,598
16,000
28,592
Arizona
4,500
6,000
6,850
LSU
25,032
23,000
30,532
Syracuse
4,206
4,752
5,184
Michigan
25,000
35,000
50,000
Washington State
4,076
1,000
400
West Virginia
22,000
21,029
13,000
Iowa State
4,000
10,000
7,000
Rutgers
21,120
20,114
15,899
Kentucky
4,000
9,000
20,200
USC
16,850
15,000
22,565
Baylor
3,500
n/a
1,000
Texas A&M
16,500
15,000
8,000
Indiana
2,564
5,325
3,500
Oklahoma State
16,000
7,000
12,000
Minnesota
2,500
4,400
7,700
Colorado
15,655
9,100
11,700
Connecticut
2,500
2,500
7,000
North Carolina
15,500
29,000
3,000
South Florida
2,493
6,537
6,000
N.C. State
13,139
25,372
21,075
Louisville
2,483
5,600
15,300
Texas Tech
12,400
n/a
12,500
Pittsburgh
1,507
6,532
6,160
 
 
               

NOTES: Attendance unavailable for Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Cal-Berkeley, Duke, Northwestern and Boston College. ^ = Spring game was part of a doubleheader with a Maryland-Virginia lacrosse game. * = No game in '09.

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