The December Attendance Issue

We all saw the Ron Wellman response to Dan Collins' when he asked about the lack of fans at December home contest. Wellman decided that there has never been a great deal of fans in December matchups, even in the Chris Paul days. I know for a fact that this is not true at all. So naturally, I began to hit the record books to find out just how many fans actually attended games in December 2003-2012. I wanted to wait until December was over with obviously to find out some answers.

^December 2nd, 2003 vs. Indiana 7PM Tip – Attendance -- 13249

December 6th, 2003 vs. Richmond 4PM Tip -- Attendance—12042

December 30th, 2003 vs. NC A&T 7PM Tip – Attendance – 11848

December 4th, 2004 vs. Richmond 2PM Tip – Attendance – 13462

December 15th, 2004 vs. Elon 7PM Tip – Attendance – 10637

December 18th, 2004 vs. Texas 2PM Tip – Attendance – 14671

December 30th, 2004 vs. NC A&T 7PM Tip – Attendance – 11291

December 13th, 2005 vs. DePaul 9PM Tip – Attendance – 14665

December 17th, 2005 vs. Princeton 4PM Tip – Attendance – 14665

December 30th, 2005 vs. Charleston Southern 7PM Tip – Attendance – 14665

December 2nd, 2006 vs. Georgia 5PM Tip – Attendance – 7491 (Day of ACC Football Championship)

December 19th, 2006 vs. Gardner-Webb 7PM Tip – Attendance – 8138

December 22nd, 2006 vs. Richmond 7PM Tip – Attendance – 9607

December 1st, 2007 vs. USC Upstate 1PM Tip – Attendance—9007

December 16th, 2007 vs. Bucknell 2PM Tip – Attendance—9128

December 19th, 2007 vs. South Florida 7PM Tip – Attendance—8961

*December 23rd, 2007 vs.Virginia Tech 5:30PM Tip – Attendance – 13874

December 30th, 2007 vs. Air Force 2PM Tip – Attendance – 11436

^December 3rd, 2008 vs. Indiana 7PM Tip – Attendance – 12445

December 6th, 2008 vs. Bucknell 7:30PM Tip – Attendance – 10305

December 14th, 2008 vs. Wright State 4PM Tip – Attendance – 8904

December 30th, 2008 vs. Radford 7PM Tip – Attendance – 11253

December 13th, 2009 vs. Elon 2PM Tip – Attendance – 9457

*December 20th, 2009 vs. NC State 7PM Tip – Attendance – 14255

December 31st, 2009 vs. Richmond 7PM Tip – Attendance – 10210


December 4th, 2010 vs. Holy Cross 1PM Tip – Attendance – 9043

December 15th, 2010 vs. UNC-Greensboro 7PM Tip – Attendance – 8340

December 21st, 2010 vs. Presbyterian 7PM Tip – Attendance – 9682

December 3rd, 2011 vs. Richmond 1PM Tip – Attendance – 7813

December 18th, 2011 vs. Gardner-Webb 1PM Tip – Attendance – 6717

December 21st, 2011 vs. UNC-Wilmington 7PM Tip – Attendance – 7586

December 29th, 2011 vs. Yale 7PM Tip – Attendance – 8183

December 5th, 2012 vs. High Point 7PM Tip – Attendance – 6822

December 8th, 2012 vs. Seton Hall 7PM Tip – Attendance – 8411

December 18th, 2012 vs. Furman 7PM Tip – Attendance – 6782


^-ACC/Big Ten Challenge

This is by no means a ploy to say "Bzdelik is awful" or "Fire Bzdelik." This is only to prove Wellman wrong. Bzz is not the ultimate bad guy in this situation. At least he isn’t too many fans post State victory. But from 2003-2010, Wake has rarely had issues putting butts in seats. Granted, those teams won and usually won consistently. Even against teams like Bucknell, Radford, Charleston Southern, and A&T, the Deacs had a packed or closed to packed Joel backing them up. 9,000-10,000+ fans at a December game seem to be the ideal in Wake Forest country.

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