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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Economics, shmeconomics: Women's basketball attendance sets another record

NCAA women’s basketball attendance in 2008-09 topped the 11 million mark for the third straight year and set a single-season record of 11,160,293. The previous best was 11,114,054 in 2008. Division II was the biggest factor in the record-breaking total, beating its all-time women’s basketball attendance mark by almost 124,000 fans. Division III also topped last year’s record attendance figure with 4,667 more fans for a total of 1,203,162.

In Division I, the numbers fell short of the previous season’s record but were good enough to place second all-time at 8,042,040 spectators.