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  1. #16

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    For what is worth, this is from Sid Hartman in his column today:

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    • For the entire 2017-18 season, the Gophers women’s basketball team drew an announced 46,956 fans for 15 games at Williams Arena. So far this season, in 10 games, they have already drawn 57,977 fans.


  2. #17

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    What kind of a crowd can we expect for the game against Illinois? Sunday afternoon games after the first of the year have always drawn well. Temps are mild and Vikings season is over. 8000 to 9000?

  3. #18

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    That is a fairly good estimate. However, weather is going to be reasonable, no Vikings game, and wrestling the other campus draw. Had we won at Michigan, I would have said 9000+ (continuing the winning streak). Just short of 8000 for WI game and that game hasn't drawn any better than other games in past few years. So exceeding 9000 is not out of the question. Will have to see how the walk up crowd does.

    I will have to start to remember to bring the garbage bags for the coats, it has been way too many years since I needed them.

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    The optimism expressed regarding the potential crowd size was a bit inflated. Actual attendance was 6622, down from the previous B1G game. So the two game B1G average is 7270. I guess it's a good thing more fans didn't witness the second half collapse? The article covering the loss will likely be overshadowed by the firing of the Timberwolves' coach.

  5. #20

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    Quotes posted on wrong thread.
    Last edited by Ignatius L Hoops; 01-15-2019 at 08:45 AM.

  6. #21

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    Iowa home game attendance of 5,439. This was down from the 2 previous B1G games. The B1G home average attendance is 6,660. Last night's attendance is still larger than any B1G game in the last two years. Hopefully fans will be patient with Whalen's first year and return in the same or greater numbers next season.

  7. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaganGopher22 View Post
    Iowa home game attendance of 5,439. This was down from the 2 previous B1G games. The B1G home average attendance is 6,660. Last night's attendance is still larger than any B1G game in the last two years. Hopefully fans will be patient with Whalen's first year and return in the same or greater numbers next season.
    I'd still say that's pretty good for a weirdly-early, televised game on a Monday night.

  8. #23

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    Bringing in the Purdue home game attendance of 5,572, the B1G average is 6,388. The total for 4 B1G home games is 25,551. Last year the B1G home game attendance totaled 28,787 and 30,072 for previous year. Good chance we could eclipse both totals with the next home game.

    At some point we will solve the zone and again send fans home happy.

  9. #24

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    The home game against Ohio State occurred on a snowy and cold Monday evening. The attendance was 3,740, lowest of B1G home games this season. It was still larger than all but three B1G games last season. The B1G average attendance dropped to 5,858. Total attendance for year is 79,350 vs. 46,956 last year. Will they top 100,000 for the season?

  10. #25

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    The Rutgers game was played on Super Bowl Sunday, starting a couple of hours before the big game, which likely resulted in the smallest B1G home game attendance this year. IMHO, it was the best of the 3 games I watched (Men's BB game, this one, and Super Bowl). In any event, 4888 was the announced crowd, which was still larger than any game in the last two years. The average B1G has dropped to 5,697. Total attendance for B1G home games has now exceeded the total attendance for all B1G home games in either of the last two years, and we still have a few home games left to go. If we can't get to the NCAA, I would expect with this level of attendance that we would be hosting if invited to the WNIT.

  11. #26

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    Northwestern drew a bigger crowd than last Sunday, 5,475, just under the overall B1G home average of 5,665. The average is more than 2,000 per game more than last year.

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