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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SIAC Football Fan Attendance Once Again Leads the Country

SIAC Football Game

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Atlanta, GAThe Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) once again led the NCAA Division II in football attendance last season. The SIAC has now led all NCAA DII conferences in football attendance for twelve consecutive seasons and for twenty-three of the last twenty-five seasons – dating back to the 1990 season.

“We take great pride our incredible support our fans provide our member schools and student-athletes. The emotional connections which our schools enjoy with their alumni, fans and the communities which they serve is the primary reason our league has led NCAA Division II football attendance twelve consecutive years – and twenty-three of the last twenty-five years,” said Gregory Moore, commissioner of the SIAC. “What is important to also bear in mind is that our robust fan support has also been critically important to helping the SIAC to also rank first in NCAA DII by almost every objective digital and social media metric by a fairly wide margin (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and monthly unique visitors).”

Since 1990, the SIAC led Division II football’s average attendance twenty-three times, including totaling 300,000 on seventeen occasions. According to the NCAA.com website, seven SIAC schools ranked in the top thirty in attendance leaders – led by Tuskegee (2nd), Albany State (5th) and Miles (9th) last season.

About the SIAC
The SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The primary mission and purpose of the SIAC is “to leverage intercollegiate athletics to the benefit of our student-athletes and to advance the overarching strategic interests of SIAC member institutions.” The SIAC includes 15 member institutions (Albany State University, Benedict College, Central State University, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, Tuskegee University) which are located within a contiguous six-state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio). The SIAC sponsors seven men’s and six women’s sports and is a proud member of the NCAA Division II.

For more details, visit www.thesiac.com


Gregory Moore, SIAC