Now, what about JSU and Southern attendance, you ask? Well, it’s pretty impressive.

  • Jackson State and Southern have been No. 1 and No. 2 or No. 2 and No. 1 in the SWAC conference in attendance for eight of the last 10 years. (2001-2010) also including 2011 (research on 2012 is coming soon)
  • JSU has led the SWAC in attendance the last five years, including last season’s 24,140 (2011) — which ranks third in the FCS and is almost twice as many as the second place SWAC team, Southern. And think if the Alcorn-JSU game, which drew 31,500-40,000 (2011), would have been counted in JSU’s home game attendance. The Tigers could have been No. 1 in the FCS. They trailed Appalachian State by 1,600 fans, but App State had three more home games than JSU.

Here are some SWAC attendance ranking nuggets among other FCS team from the last 10 years …

  • 2010: Jackson State ranked 3rd nationally (24,140 average attendance), and Southern No. 22 (12,896) — Alcorn State and Alabama State both made the top 30 nationally with about 11,000 average a game.
  • 2009: JSU ranked No. 10 (16,334), Southern was No. 15 (13,817) — There was a big disparity during this season. JSU and Southern averaged 15,075. All other SWAC team averaged 6,086.
  • 2008: JSU ranked 4th (21,263), and Southern No. 8 (16,323) — There was only other one SWAC team in the top 48 nationally. That was Alabama State at No. 11.
  • 2007: Southern was No. 5 (18,913), JSU was at No. 11 (16,099)  — No other SWAC school was in the top 23.
  • 2006: JSU ranked 4th (20,314), Southern 6th (16,453) — Only one other SWAC school was in the top 25. That was Alcorn.
  • 2005: Southern ranked No. 4 (19,888), JSU was at 10th (14,597) — Two others, Grambling and Alabama State, were in the top 18.
  • 2004: We could not find FCS attendance rankings for this year, but we do know that JSU was not inside the top 10. According to the school’s media guide. JSU had just more than 13,000.
  • 2003: Southern ranked 4th (19,732), JSU 6th (18,196) — No other SWAC team in top 19.
  • 2002: JSU was 1st (23,691), Southern 4th (18,293) — Alcorn was No. 10
  • 2001: JSU was 1st (29,067), Grambling was No. 2 (27,172), Southern at No. 5 (19,370) — That was the first year that JSU and Southern weren’t No. 1 and No. 2 in the SWAC. Any reason, loyal blog readers, why Grambling had such a large attendance in 2001?

2012 RESEARCH

TOP ATTENDED FCS GAMES IN 2012
Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State - Magic City Classic (58,201)
Grambling vs. Southern - Bayou Classic (45,980)

Tennessee State vs. Jackson State - Southern Heritage Classic (42.257)
Southern vs. Florida A&M - Atlanta Classic (41,042)
Grambling vs. Prairie View - State Fair Classic (33,123)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Jackson State - SWAC Championship Game (32,480)
Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman - Florida Classic (32,317)
Tennessee State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (31,765)

Harvard vs. Yale (31,123)

Alcorn vs. Jackson State- Soul Bowl Classic (30,000)

For the 33rd time in the last 34 years, the Southwestern Athletic Conference is the top attended football conference in the NCAA Div. I-FCS.  As a league, the SWAC averaged 12,944 fans at each of its 53 home contests. 

That was closely followed by the Southern Conference at 12,821 fans per contest.  The Colonial Athletic Association was third and the only other conference with an average above 12,000 fans per game.

Ironically, this average for the SWAC does not include neutral site games like the Magic City Classic, the State Fair Classic, and the Bayou Classic - three of the highest attended games in the nation.  The Magic City Classic was the highest single-game attendance figure in 2011 at 66,473.

Jackson State was the highest individual SWAC school among the rankings. The Tigers placed fifth in the nation with an average of 23,166 in attendance at its home games.

INFO @ WWW.SWAC.ORG & FCS (NCAA)

ALSO I DIDNT KNOW TxSU ALMOST RECEIVED THE DEATH PENALTY due to the egregiousness of the violations, as well as failure to reform itself over the past two decades........Instead, the NCAA banned TSU's men's basketball team from the 2013 postseason and banned TSU's football team from the 2013 and 2014 postseason. Earlier, TSU had vacated every game that Tiger teams had won from 2006 to 2010, and vacated all victories in football and women's soccer for the 2010-11 season.

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  • So, according to these statistics, the only years JSU ranked behind Southern was 03, 05, and 07. 2003 and 2004 are understandable because both of those years Bell was still head coach and both were LOSING seasons lol. I can't understand 2007 though. We beat GSU for the SWAC Championship that year.

  • These statistics seems flawed.

    Grambling's stadium does NOT even hold 27K. So what on earth  in the realm of possibilities could they have AVERAGED that amount??? lol. (unless they are including the fact they mightve been the "home team" at the Bayou Classic, which they are probably NOT counting, or else SU would have MUCH higher numbers when they were the "home team" at the Bayou Classic)

    And also, IF this was a dig at SU, then cool. I understand the numbers, but dont get to salty, cause keep in the mind, the last  4 or 5 years have seem the best of JSU football in recent times, and the WORSE of SU football. SO dont get TOO EXCITED! lol

    and LAST BUT NICE LEAST: Speaking of JSU home attendance: What do 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2001 have in common???? THE JAGUAR NATION CAME TO TOWN, to help with that attendance average....so dont get it twisted!!!! lol

  • in 2001 gsu games were filled due to two winning seasons. Plus they may be counting tickets sold frlm gsu too believe it or not but gsu vs pv back in the 90 's an 2000's had 65-70k it was the same day as su vs jsu for years and beat their numbers. These above numbers are right and i dont think this was to poke at any school it's good to see facts for a change. But UAPB RANK IN TOP 4 SWAC ATTENDANCE BAMA ST TOO UNLESS FBS SITE IS WRONG. Yale vs harvard what low!! Pv football team in 1990 got that same thing too plus was name the worse ncaa team 20+ losing seasons.
  • SU was winning in 2007 that was why. 2008-2012 you had a lot of ticked off SU fans. Also 2007 the SU game was in Baton Rouge, so you didn't have the 40-50,000 attendance numbers to help boost your average either. So when you factor all that in, it should explain the 2007 numbers.
     
    JGrows said:

    So, according to these statistics, the only years JSU ranked behind Southern was 03, 05, and 07. 2003 and 2004 are understandable because both of those years Bell was still head coach and both were LOSING seasons lol. I can't understand 2007 though. We beat GSU for the SWAC Championship that year.

    Here Is A Trivia On SWAC Leading Attendance (RESEARCH & FACTS)
    Now, what about JSU and Southern attendance, you ask? Well, it’s pretty impressive. Jackson State and Southern have been No. 1 and No. 2 or No. 2 an…
  • think the title of this thread need changed too it's not really triva you gave the answers lol
  • Yeah, I'm pretty sure the South Western Athletic Conference is putting out flawed attendance statistics to make Southern University supporters and "Jason" mad...I'm pretty sure that was the sick, twisted goal of this post on swac.org. 


    Jason said:

    These statistics seems flawed.

    Grambling's stadium does NOT even hold 27K. So what on earth  in the realm of possibilities could they have AVERAGED that amount??? lol. (unless they are including the fact they mightve been the "home team" at the Bayou Classic, which they are probably NOT counting, or else SU would have MUCH higher numbers when they were the "home team" at the Bayou Classic)

    And also, IF this was a dig at SU, then cool. I understand the numbers, but dont get to salty, cause keep in the mind, the last  4 or 5 years have seem the best of JSU football in recent times, and the WORSE of SU football. SO dont get TOO EXCITED! lol

    and LAST BUT NICE LEAST: Speaking of JSU home attendance: What do 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2001 have in common???? THE JAGUAR NATION CAME TO TOWN, to help with that attendance average....so dont get it twisted!!!! lol

  • Get outcha feelings lil mama..You always take things so personal. lol.  I didnt say anything about it, as it pertains to ME. But these numbers CAN be flawed based on a number of reasons, whether valid or not. Just like when attendance for BoomBox is LISTED at 42k for 2010,but we all can CLEARLY see that in a stadium that holds 62k, that there were NOT 20,000 seats open.

    JSU vs UAPB 2011 had 39k. Do you think there was ONLY 4k more people for the 2010 BoomBox classic??? Look up the respective clips on youtube, look at the crowd at halftime,and then tell me what you think.

    And AGAIN, Grambling's stadium ONLY holds 23K, and they ONLY average around 10-15K a game, except for HOMECOMING, which STILL isnt packed to capacity. So PLEASE tell me where they can POSSIBLY get an average of 27k?? I'm guessing you've never been to  a game at Gram. lol

    Not hating, but what you DONT realize is that SOME of us are SMART enough to use our BRAINS when analyzing info that is given. Kinda like that " the state of Mississippi is about to give JSU $200 million for a dome that they dont have the average home attendance/PROOF that they will fill up" stuff.... to build a stadium, and CONSISTENTLY have it sitting there half empty for every game?? really?? Did your BRAIN tell you THAT was a SMART business move/investment?

    It was a PROPOSAL...nothing more, nothing less, And it stopped there.

    I know this is the DIGITAL age, where everything on the net is taken as LAW. But NOTHING is a substitute for using the BRAIN God has given you to figure stuff out.



    JGrows said:

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the South Western Athletic Conference is putting out flawed attendance statistics to make Southern University supporters and "Jason" mad...I'm pretty sure that was the sick, twisted goal of this post on swac.org. 


    Jason said:

    These statistics seems flawed.

    Grambling's stadium does NOT even hold 27K. So what on earth  in the realm of possibilities could they have AVERAGED that amount??? lol. (unless they are including the fact they mightve been the "home team" at the Bayou Classic, which they are probably NOT counting, or else SU would have MUCH higher numbers when they were the "home team" at the Bayou Classic)

    And also, IF this was a dig at SU, then cool. I understand the numbers, but dont get to salty, cause keep in the mind, the last  4 or 5 years have seem the best of JSU football in recent times, and the WORSE of SU football. SO dont get TOO EXCITED! lol

    and LAST BUT NICE LEAST: Speaking of JSU home attendance: What do 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2001 have in common???? THE JAGUAR NATION CAME TO TOWN, to help with that attendance average....so dont get it twisted!!!! lol

    Here Is A Trivia On SWAC Leading Attendance (RESEARCH & FACTS)
    Now, what about JSU and Southern attendance, you ask? Well, it’s pretty impressive. Jackson State and Southern have been No. 1 and No. 2 or No. 2 an…


  • Jason said:

    Get outcha feelings lil mama..You always take things so personal. lol.  I didnt say anything about it, as it pertains to ME. But these numbers CAN be flawed based on a number of reasons, whether valid or not. Just like when attendance for BoomBox is LISTED at 42k for 2010,but we all can CLEARLY see that in a stadium that holds 62k, that there were NOT 20,000 seats open.

    JSU vs UAPB 2011 had 39k. Do you think there was ONLY 3k more people for the 2010 BoomBox classic??? Look up the respective clips on youtube, look at the crowds at halftime for both games,and then tell me what you think.

    And AGAIN, Grambling's stadium ONLY holds 23K, and they ONLY average around 10-15K a game, except for HOMECOMING, which STILL isnt packed to capacity. So PLEASE tell me where they can POSSIBLY get an average of 27k?? I'm guessing you've never been to  a game at Gram. lol

    Not hating, but what you DONT realize is that SOME of us are SMART enough to use our BRAINS when analyzing info that is given. Kinda like that " the state of Mississippi is about to give JSU $200 million for a dome that they dont have the average home attendance/PROOF that they will fill up" stuff.... to build a stadium, and CONSISTENTLY have it sitting there half empty for every game?? really?? Did your BRAIN tell you THAT was a SMART business move/investment?

    It was a PROPOSAL...nothing more, nothing less, And it stopped there.

    I know this is the DIGITAL age, where everything on the net is taken as LAW. But NOTHING is a substitute for using the BRAIN God has given you to figure stuff out. Do your OWN research, and not just rely on the world wide web for your source of intelligence about certain topics. Works sometimes, and sometimes you fail miserably,



    JGrows said:

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the South Western Athletic Conference is putting out flawed attendance statistics to make Southern University supporters and "Jason" mad...I'm pretty sure that was the sick, twisted goal of this post on swac.org. 


    Jason said:

    These statistics seems flawed.

    Grambling's stadium does NOT even hold 27K. So what on earth  in the realm of possibilities could they have AVERAGED that amount??? lol. (unless they are including the fact they mightve been the "home team" at the Bayou Classic, which they are probably NOT counting, or else SU would have MUCH higher numbers when they were the "home team" at the Bayou Classic)

    And also, IF this was a dig at SU, then cool. I understand the numbers, but dont get to salty, cause keep in the mind, the last  4 or 5 years have seem the best of JSU football in recent times, and the WORSE of SU football. SO dont get TOO EXCITED! lol

    and LAST BUT NICE LEAST: Speaking of JSU home attendance: What do 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2001 have in common???? THE JAGUAR NATION CAME TO TOWN, to help with that attendance average....so dont get it twisted!!!! lol

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  • "Get outcha feelings lil mama.." annnddd that's where I stop entertaining your tomfoolery. I'm not about to read a dissertation. Better take that back over to the dance forums Rupaul. 

     

    6663038873?profile=original

    Jason said:

    Get outcha feelings lil mama..You always take things so personal. lol.  I didnt say anything about it, as it pertains to ME. But these numbers CAN be flawed based on a number of reasons, whether valid or not. Just like when attendance for BoomBox is LISTED at 42k for 2010,but we all can CLEARLY see that in a stadium that holds 62k, that there were NOT 20,000 seats open.

    JSU vs UAPB 2011 had 39k. Do you think there was ONLY 4k more people for the 2010 BoomBox classic??? Look up the respective clips on youtube, look at the crowd at halftime,and then tell me what you think.

    And AGAIN, Grambling's stadium ONLY holds 23K, and they ONLY average around 10-15K a game, except for HOMECOMING, which STILL isnt packed to capacity. So PLEASE tell me where they can POSSIBLY get an average of 27k?? I'm guessing you've never been to  a game at Gram. lol

    Not hating, but what you DONT realize is that SOME of us are SMART enough to use our BRAINS when analyzing info that is given. Kinda like that " the state of Mississippi is about to give JSU $200 million for a dome that they dont have the average home attendance/PROOF that they will fill up" stuff.... to build a stadium, and CONSISTENTLY have it sitting there half empty for every game?? really?? Did your BRAIN tell you THAT was a SMART business move/investment?

    It was a PROPOSAL...nothing more, nothing less, And it stopped there.

    I know this is the DIGITAL age, where everything on the net is taken as LAW. But NOTHING is a substitute for using the BRAIN God has given you to figure stuff out.



    JGrows said:

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the South Western Athletic Conference is putting out flawed attendance statistics to make Southern University supporters and "Jason" mad...I'm pretty sure that was the sick, twisted goal of this post on swac.org. 


    Jason said:

    These statistics seems flawed.

    Grambling's stadium does NOT even hold 27K. So what on earth  in the realm of possibilities could they have AVERAGED that amount??? lol. (unless they are including the fact they mightve been the "home team" at the Bayou Classic, which they are probably NOT counting, or else SU would have MUCH higher numbers when they were the "home team" at the Bayou Classic)

    And also, IF this was a dig at SU, then cool. I understand the numbers, but dont get to salty, cause keep in the mind, the last  4 or 5 years have seem the best of JSU football in recent times, and the WORSE of SU football. SO dont get TOO EXCITED! lol

    and LAST BUT NICE LEAST: Speaking of JSU home attendance: What do 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2001 have in common???? THE JAGUAR NATION CAME TO TOWN, to help with that attendance average....so dont get it twisted!!!! lol

    https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/6663038873?profile=original
  • hmm. NOT READING....AND you went to a school in Mississippi? Yup, thats about right.lol. smh

    JGrows said:

    "Get outcha feelings lil mama.." annnddd that's where I stop entertaining your tomfoolery. I'm not about to read a dissertation. Better take that back over to the dance forums Rupaul. 

     

    6663038873?profile=original

    Jason said:

    Get outcha feelings lil mama..You always take things so personal. lol.  I didnt say anything about it, as it pertains to ME. But these numbers CAN be flawed based on a number of reasons, whether valid or not. Just like when attendance for BoomBox is LISTED at 42k for 2010,but we all can CLEARLY see that in a stadium that holds 62k, that there were NOT 20,000 seats open.

    JSU vs UAPB 2011 had 39k. Do you think there was ONLY 4k more people for the 2010 BoomBox classic??? Look up the respective clips on youtube, look at the crowd at halftime,and then tell me what you think.

    And AGAIN, Grambling's stadium ONLY holds 23K, and they ONLY average around 10-15K a game, except for HOMECOMING, which STILL isnt packed to capacity. So PLEASE tell me where they can POSSIBLY get an average of 27k?? I'm guessing you've never been to  a game at Gram. lol

    Not hating, but what you DONT realize is that SOME of us are SMART enough to use our BRAINS when analyzing info that is given. Kinda like that " the state of Mississippi is about to give JSU $200 million for a dome that they dont have the average home attendance/PROOF that they will fill up" stuff.... to build a stadium, and CONSISTENTLY have it sitting there half empty for every game?? really?? Did your BRAIN tell you THAT was a SMART business move/investment?

    It was a PROPOSAL...nothing more, nothing less, And it stopped there.

    I know this is the DIGITAL age, where everything on the net is taken as LAW. But NOTHING is a substitute for using the BRAIN God has given you to figure stuff out.



    JGrows said:

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the South Western Athletic Conference is putting out flawed attendance statistics to make Southern University supporters and "Jason" mad...I'm pretty sure that was the sick, twisted goal of this post on swac.org. 


    Jason said:

    These statistics seems flawed.

    Grambling's stadium does NOT even hold 27K. So what on earth  in the realm of possibilities could they have AVERAGED that amount??? lol. (unless they are including the fact they mightve been the "home team" at the Bayou Classic, which they are probably NOT counting, or else SU would have MUCH higher numbers when they were the "home team" at the Bayou Classic)

    And also, IF this was a dig at SU, then cool. I understand the numbers, but dont get to salty, cause keep in the mind, the last  4 or 5 years have seem the best of JSU football in recent times, and the WORSE of SU football. SO dont get TOO EXCITED! lol

    and LAST BUT NICE LEAST: Speaking of JSU home attendance: What do 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2001 have in common???? THE JAGUAR NATION CAME TO TOWN, to help with that attendance average....so dont get it twisted!!!! lol

    Here Is A Trivia On SWAC Leading Attendance (RESEARCH & FACTS)
    Now, what about JSU and Southern attendance, you ask? Well, it’s pretty impressive. Jackson State and Southern have been No. 1 and No. 2 or No. 2 an…
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