Fan Support

Few universities have a fan base as loyal, dedicated and die-hard as BYU. Cougar fans are some of the greatest fans on Earth. Since the Marriott Center opened in 1971, BYU has ranked in the top 25 nationally in paid attendance every year but four. In 2010-11, the Cougars were No. 6 in the nation and posted eight sellouts in the Marriott Center.

With its affiliation with the LDS Church, BYU also has a strong national and international following that supports the Cougars both home and away. Fans across the nation will have a greater opportunity to follow the Cougars beginning in 2011 with its affiliation with BYUtv and the West Coast Conference's eight-year contract extension with ESPN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 NCAA Division I Basketball Attendance Leaders

Rank School G Attendance Average
1 Kentucky 15 354,046 23,603
2 Syracuse 19 423,924 22,312
3 Louisville 21 458,463 21,832
4 North Carolina 15 287,155 19,144
5 Tennessee 18 341,130 18,952
6 BYU 14 261,989 18,714
7 Wisconsin 16 275,680 17,230
8 Memphis 19 318,601 16,768
9 Kansas 18 295,856 16,436
10 Illinois 16 253,623 15,851

2011 Division I Basketball Largest Increase For Average Attendance From Previous Year

Rank School G 2011 Avg. 2010 Avg. Change in Avg.
1 BYU 14 18,714 14,029 4,685
2 San Diego State 15 11,668 7,227 4,441
3 Louisville 21 21,832 19,397 2,435
4 St. John's (NY) 15 8,431 6,107 2,324
5 Iowa 16 11,635 9,550 2,085

Marriott Center Attendance - Men's Basketball

Year Games Record Total Avg.
12-13 18 15-3 287,750 15,986
11-12 16 13-3 246,777 15,424
10-11 14 13-1 261,989 18,714
09-10 16 15-1 224,460 14,029
08-09 16 14-2 214,134 13,383
07-08 16 16-0 216,295 13,518
06-07 17 17-0 205,243 12,073
05-06 15 14-1 166,037 11,069
04-05 14 6-8 148,860 10,633
03-04 13 13-0 198,906 15,300
02-03 14 13-1 202,556 14,468
01-02 16 16-0 213,952 13,372
00-01 15 15-0 235,575 15,705
99-00 16 14-2 247,120 15,445
98-99 14 9-5 194,810 13,915
97-98 14 4-10 170,901 12,207
96-97 14 1-13 236,523 16,895
95-96 15 11-4 269,730 17,961
94-95 14 14-0 263,730 18,838
93-94 16 14-2 301,995 18,875
92-93 14 13-1 286,596 20,471
91-92 15 14-1 264,869 17,658
90-91 16 10-6 279,660 17,479
89-90 15 15-0 286,779 19,119
88-89 15 10-5 272,235 18,149
87-88 18 16-2 363,602 20,200
86-87 14 10-4 265,140 18,939
85-86 16 12-4 265,158 16,572
84-85 14 9-5 213,628 15,259
83-84 15 14-1 321,714 21,448
82-83 15 9-6 304,137 20,276
81-82 16 11-5 339,586 21,224
80-81 13 13-0 292,580 22,505
79-80 14 12-2 300,713 21,479
78-79 14 14-0 277,020 19,787
77-78 13 9-4 223,216 17,171
76-77 12 6-6 174,588 14,632
75-76 12 7-5 168,136 14,011
74-75 15 9-6 185,940 12,396
73-74 10 6-4 162,510 16,251
72-73 14 11-3 263,523 18,283
71-72 12 12-0 261,815 21,818
Totals 615 489-126 10,280,488 16,315

• The above totals reflect paid public and student attendance from 1971-72 through 1996-97. Paid public but actual student attendance is reflected from 1997-98 through the present.