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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

People still evidently attend Big Ten basketball games

yes, I got this off of the Minnesota site..

Big Ten captures 32nd straight NCAA attendance title, averaging 12,978 fans per game... 838 more fans/game than the 2nd place SEC did.

Two things of note here:

1.) Illinois, at 16,618 fans/game (thank god we sold out before the season started) was, at least on paper, the 11th most attended basketball team in the nation

2.) the ACC was NOT runner up this year... as the Southeastern Conference crept into 2nd place. This seriously questions the god-like status of the league than can do no wrong (to be fair, it also highlights the fact that schools like Duke, BC, and Georgia Tech, while popular, play in smaller gyms)

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