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Alcorn’s football attendance hits new high

Alcorn State, Miss. (August 23, 2013) - According to NCAA football attendance report, in 2012, Alcorn State University ranked #17 among NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in accumulated attendance of its games that increased sharply to 68,446 more than doubling the 2011 attendance of 32,500. Alcorn also ranked #26 in average attendance (11,408) and #9 among HBCUs.

“We are so proud and thankful to our Braves’ fans that faithfully support their favorite football team,” stated Marcus Ward, vice president for institutional advancement. “As we enter a new football season, we look forward to Alcornites and fiends continuing and even improving this positive trend and by filling Spinks-Casem Stadium to capacity when the Braves play at home.”

Only seven days remain until the Braves home opener on Saturday, August 31 at 4:00 p.m. The Braves continue through their preseason camp preparing for Edward Waters. The team, coaches and the whole Alcorn family is excited and look forward to a great season.

Tickets are available at the ASU Ticket Office or at ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 601.877.6823 or 601.877.6822.

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Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally-competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation, and world.