Arkansas Fans Stand Alone Nationally

According to NCAA figures, Arkansas is the only Division I-A school in the country to be ranked in the top 25 nationally in attendance in baseball, football and men's basketball.

Arkansas' fans can take a bow according to figures just release by the NCAA.

The Razorbacks were the only Division I-A school nationally to be in the top 25 in attendance in baseball, football and men's basketball for the 2011-2012.

A total of 1,014, 386 fans through the turnstiles for those three sports this past school year with baseball ranking second nationally in attendance, football coming in at 22 and basketball at 23rd.

"We are grateful to the Razorback fans for helping the University of Arkansas finish the competitive year as the only institution in the nation among the home attendance leaders in football, men's basketball and baseball," Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said. "As these numbers demonstrate, the passion of Razorback fans for our athletic programs is unparalleled. Our tremendous fan support gives us the strength to compete in the SEC and nationally."

The baseball team finished third nationally, the football team came in fifth and the basketball program started off the season 16-6 under new head coach Mike Anderson before finishing the season 18-14.

"Our program recently completed one of the most successful years in our history," Log said. "We look forward to another outstanding year of Razorback Athletics and welcoming our fans back to cheer on our more than 460 student-athletes."

The Razorback baseball team averaged 7,924 fans per contest and had a total attendance of 269,433 fans while football averaged 66,990 fans in its seven home game while attracting a total of 468,933 fans overall.

Arkansas' basketball program showed its average crowd jump from 11,884 fans (29th) in 2010-11 to 13,096 fans last season with a total of 275,020 fans total coming to the Razorbacs' 21 home games.

In addition to the men's program, the Lady Razorbacks' gymnastic program finished eighth nationally with 3,080 fans on average for home meets.

The entire Razorback athletic program finished 20th in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup for the first time since the current scoring format was adopted in 2000.


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