Xenia Gazette

ATLANTA — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) 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 12 consecutive seasons and for 23 of the last 25 seasons, dating back to the 1990 season.

Since 1990, the SIAC led Division II football’s average attendance 23 times, including 300,000 or more fans on 17 occasions. According to the NCAA.com website, seven SIAC schools ranked in the top 30 in attendance, led by Tuskegee (second), Albany State (fifth) and Miles (ninth) last season.

Cleve L. Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium (Tuskegee University)

The SIAC is an NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta. 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.

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