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Michigan Leads Nation In Football Attendance Again

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan is the national leader in college football attendance for the 15th straight year, and the Southeastern Conference went over 7 million in total attendance for the first time after expanding from 12 to 14 teams.

The NCAA said Thursday that almost 49 million fans attended games in all divisions in 2012-13. More than 37 million fans attended Football Bowl Subdivision games, where the average was 45,440 a game.

Michigan averaged a record 112,252 fans for six home games. The Wolverines broke the record of 112,179 they set over eight home games in 2011.

The SEC was the top-drawing conference for the 15th year in a row, with the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M helping the league total 7.48 million fans and average 75,538 a game.

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