ATLANTA – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) received notice from the NCAA indicating that it had inadvertently missed five games among the SIAC’s total football attendance for the 2013 season.
With the addition to the five games, the SIAC has led NCAA Division II football attendance average for 11 consecutive years. The missed games from the 2013 slate included: Albany State vs. Fort Valley State (Fountain City Classic), Albany State vs. Miles (SIAC Football Championship), Benedict vs. Fort Valley State, Central State vs. Morehouse (Chicago Football Classic) and Morehouse vs. Tuskegee (Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic).
The attendance of the five games totaled was shy of 67,000 giving the SIAC an attendance total of 334,783 averaging 6,696 among 50 games in 2013.
“We very much appreciate the staff at the NCAA for bringing this discrepancy to our attention,” said SIAC commissioner Gregory Moore. “The SIAC takes great pride in the incredible fan support that has allowed us to lead NCAA Division II football attendance 11 consecutive years and 22 of the last 24 seasons.”
Since 1990, the SIAC led Division II football’s average attendance for 22 seasons including totaling 300,000 on 17 occasions. Within the time frame, the league holds the highest number for season attendance with 456,289 (1994) averaging 10,140 per game featuring conference teams that year.