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UW leads Big Ten in men's hoops attendance; Neubauer, Wiley pegged for leadership positions

UW leads Big Ten in men's hoops attendance

The Wisconsin men's basketball team ranked No. 5 in the country in home attendance for the 2004-05 season, the highest Big Ten team on the list released recently by the NCAA.

Wisconsin sold out all 16 regular-season games at the Kohl Center in the 2004-05 season, averaging an attendance of 17,142. Wisconsin led the conference in attendance for the third straight season, while Illinois finished second in the league and seventh in the nation with 16,387 fans per game. Michigan State was No. 10 with 14,759 people per game. Syracuse led all teams with an average attendance of 22,978 while playing in the Carrier Dome, which has a capacity of 31,805. Kentucky, North Carolina and Louisville rounded out the top four.

The Big Ten drew more than 2.2 million fans last season, leading all conferences in attendance for the 29th straight season. The 2005 Big Ten Tournament brought in an average of 21,850 fans per game, which was the top mark of any conference tournament.

Neubauer to serve on national board

UW Assistant Athletic Director for Development Marija Neubauer was named to the National Association of Athletic Development Directors' executive committee recently.

As a committee member, Neubauer will help plan the annual convention, pick award members, expand the membership and perform other duties during her four-year term, which ends in June of 2009.

NAADD, which has almost 600 members, is the professional organization for athletic development directors for college athletics.

Wiley named vice chair to Council of Presidents/Chancellors

University of Wisconsin Chancellor John Wiley has become the first vice chair of the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors for 2005-06.

Purdue President Martin Jischke is the chair of the COP/C, while Ohio State President Karen Holbrook is the second vice chair.

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