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Badgers rank high nationally in event attendance


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Wisconsin is the only school in the nation to rank in the top 15 in average attendance in each of the following six sports: mens hockey (1st), womens hockey (1st), volleyball (3rd), mens basketball (6th), football (15th) and womens basketball (15th).

Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez expressed his deepest appreciation for the Badger fans in the latest Badger Voices mid=3416"> --> video .

In football, Wisconsins Camp Randall Stadium ranked 12th in the nation in total attendance for the 2008 football season. The Badgers drew 567,616 fans for seven homes games, averaging 81,088 per game (which ranked 15th nationally).

The volleyball Badgers have ranked among the nations elite for some time. For the second straight year, UW ranked third in the official division I womens volleyball national attendance rankings, released by the NCAA. It was the 19th consecutive season that Wisconsin ranked among the top-10 in national attendance. In 2008, Wisconsin drew 56,539 fans for 13 home matches, an average of 4,349 spectators per match.

The womens basketball team has been among the top 20 in attendance nationally for 15 consecutive years. This season the Badgers ranked 15th overall averaging 5,442 per game last season which was fourth best among the Big Ten schools.
The mens basketball team averaged its highest attendance in the history of the program with 17,230 per game. That figure was tops in the Big Ten and ranked sixth nationally. Tickets for UW mens basketball have been sold out for the past six years.

The hockey Badgers rank No. 1 in both mens and womens attendance. The women led the nation for the third-straight season with an average of 1,585 in 20 games. The men led the nation for the 11th consecutive year averaging 13,785 over 22 home dates.

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