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HBCU Football Homecoming Attendance 2016

The Black College Football season isn’t quite over yet, but Homecoming Season is and the final numbers are in.

Jackson State edged out Florida A&M for the highest attended spot, according to HBCU Gameday research. JSU announced attendance of 26, 215 for its matchup against SWAC foe Prairie View A&M while 26,0444 watched Florida A&M beat Hampton.

Our data comes directly from the boxscores of the games, which are sent to the NCAA. Gameday recognizes that many schools had a significant number of people who were on campus or the adjoining football facility tailgating, and that some schools have found ways to count those people while others have not. It’s not an exact science, but it’s the only quantifiable way. A special thanks to Henry Funny, who combed through boxscores to get this info.

The SWAC took four of the top 10 spots, while the SIAC and the MEAC had three each. Winston-Salem State took the top spot in the CIAA with 9,572 ranking 22nd overall.

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Jackson St PVAMU 26,215
FAMU Hampton 26,044
Tuskegee University Kentucky St 25,691
Southern U UAPB 23,156
Morehouse College FVSU 22,476
North Carolina A&T FAMU 21,500
Tennessee State E. Kentucky 21,053
Alabama St Miles 18,972
Miles College Central St 18,811
Grambling St UAPB 18,543
Norfolk State Morgan St 18,405
South Carolina State DSU 15,489
Prairie View A&M Alabama St 15,050
Alabama A&M Alcorn St 14,267
Clark Atlanta Benedict 13,927
Fort Valley St Central St 13,254
North Carolina Central Savannah St 12,966
Hampton Morgan State 12,122
Alcorn St TX Southern 11,142
U of Arkansas-Pine Bluff AAMU 10,501
Albany State CAU 10,273
Texas Southern JSU 10,121
Winston-Salem State St. Aug 9,572
Morgan State NCCU 8,534
Benedict Morehouse 8,452
Savannah State Howard 8,119
Virginia State Lincoln 8,031
Bethune-Cookman Delaware St 7,822
Fayetteville State Livingstone 7,498
Central State Lane 7,483
Howard A&T 7,086
Shaw WSSU 6,127
Livingstone Shaw 5,639
Elizabeth City State Virginia Union 5,300
Bowie State Virginia State 4,024
Mississippi Valley St Grambling 3,879
Delaware State FAMU 3,124
Johnson C. Smith St. Aug 3,025
St. Aug Fayetteville St. 2,500
Kentucky St Miles 2,300
Lane College Benedict 1,882
Lincoln ECSU 1,500
Virginia Union Lincoln 1,350

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Sharion Tipler

    December 1, 2016 at 5:44 am

    #JSUMoreThanAGame
    #TheeILove

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