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UT football battling nationwide trend of sagging student attendance

June 30th, 2013 7:45 am by EVAN WOODBERY, GOVOLSXTRA

UT football battling nationwide trend of sagging student attendance

KNOXVILLE — A student ID and 10 bucks was all it took to get a ticket to Neyland Stadium for a home football game last year. On most Saturdays, there also was room to bring along a few thousand friends.

Sagging student attendance is an issue across the country — even at schools winning championships — but at Tennessee, the drop has been especially stark.

On average, fewer than 5,000 students were in attendance each week during the Vols’ seven-game home schedule in 2012, and a rare sellout in Week 3 against Florida inflated the total.

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