February 13th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Penn State bucked a college football trend in 2017, delivering its biggest attendance jump since Beaver Stadium’s most recent expansion while crowds around the country continued to fall. Penn State’s home attendance rose 6.5 percent last season to an average of 106,707, the fifth-largest increase among Football Bowl Subdivision teams. The Lions also ranked third nationally in attendance behind Michigan (111,589) and Ohio State (107,495). Meanwhile, according to recently released NCAA figures, attendance among Football Bowl Subdivision teams fell 3.3 percent, marking the fourth consecutive annual drop. The average attendance among FBS teams (including neutral-site and bowl games) was 42,203 in 2017, the lowest mark since 1997, according to CBS Sports. – Mark Wogenrich, mcall.comRead More

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