A Look At College Football Spring Game Attendances

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A Look At College Football Spring Game Attendances

Spring games are becoming more popular each and every year. 

It’s a chance for fans to get their football fix in the middle of the long offseason. It’s also an excuse for alumni to make the trek back to their old stomping grounds and maybe stop in their favorite watering hole for a cold one.

Up in State College, Penn. the Blue-White game has turned into a weekend-long event that includes a full carnival in the parking lot outside of Beaver Stadium.

So, while more than 76,000 people actually set foot inside the stadium, thousands of others opted for a ride on the Ferris Wheel or spin around the Himalaya, while gobbling down a few Sno-Cones and funnel cakes.

It’s a pretty amazing spectacle considering the "game" itself is nothing more than a glorified practice session.

So, who had the biggest turnout for this year’s spring games?

 

BIG TEN

Ohio State—95,722

Penn State—76,500

Michigan—50,000

Michigan State—26,000

Wisconsin—23,500

Illinois—10,000

Minnesota—7,700

Purdue—5,000

Indiana—3,500

Northwestern—3,250

Iowa—N/A (Kinnick Stadium is under renovation)

 

BIG 12

Nebraska—77,670

Texas—44,000

Oklahoma—28,592

Kansas—17,000

Missouri—13,122

Texas Tech—12,500

Oklahoma State—12,000

Colorado—11,700

Texas A&M—8,000

Iowa State—7,000

SEC

Alabama—84,050

Florida—65,000

Tennessee—51,488

Auburn—45,381

Georgia—42,458

Mississippi State—31,606

Arkansas—30,000

LSU—30,000

Mississippi—28,357

South Carolina—25,157

Kentucky—20,200

Vanderbilt—1,000

 

OTHER NOTABLES

Virginia Tech—41,000

Florida State—36,000

Notre Dame—31,104

Clemson—24,000

USC—22,565

Rutgers—15,899

UCLA—12,000

Washington—10,000

Georgia Tech—8,500

Syracuse—5,184

South Florida—5,000

Hawaii—3,726

North Carolina—2,000

Boston College—2,000

Delaware—2,000

Northern Iowa—2,000

Chattanooga—1,187

Washington State—400

 

Todd DeVries is the editor of CollegeFootballGeek.com, your premiere resource for college fantasy football.  Special thanks to Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  See his blog here.

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