ESPN: 'If I ruled college hoops

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  1. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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  2. cmjh10

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    I liked it until he said no expletives.

    If I cant swear, how will the refs know how I feel about them?
     
  3. Cyched

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    Clone Cones and walking tacos in every arena
     
  4. Jambalaya

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    They profile a picture of Nebraska's new venue? Those sorry-*** mbb fans with Creighton T-shirts worn under their Walmart Nebbie shirts?

    Nebraska--who has never won an NCAA game----ever
     
  5. cloneteach

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    Maybe in the past. Nebraska had quite the environment for games this year.
     
  6. cyrocksmypants

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    Outlawing Sweet Caroline? Get rid of this guy.

    And also, I'm not the best with acoustics, but if you had the students in a ten row ring around the stadium as opposed to the two ends, wouldn't that make the noise dissipate as opposed to being louder in a concentrated area? Edit: this would be under the assumption that the student section is the only one making noise, as is somewhat implied.
     
  7. CyArob

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    Having a ten row ring of students would make the old people have to stand more, and we know that old people can only stand for so long.
     
  8. acgclone

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    Their facility is top notch. If Miles stays there, he could be the Johnny Orr of NI basketball.
     
  9. MartyFine

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    Nebraska has not won any game in the NCAA tournament -- ever. Repeat that to yourself a few times and see if what you contend still makes sense.
     
  10. cyclones500

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    Possible ... although it's a relative comparison.
     
  11. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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  12. besserheimerphat

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    Prior to Johnny, ISU had gone 40 years without an NCAA appearance. In the 2 appearances they had up to 1944, they were 1-2. So ISU was 1-2 in the NCAA tournament prior to Johnny coming to Ames. With the exception of the Gary Thompson years, ISU spent almost 4 decades playing pretty bad basketball, finishing in the bottom half of the conference (Big 6, Big 7, then Big 8) most of the time.

    In his 14 years at ISU, he made it to the NCAAs 6 times and won 3 of those games (two in the 85-86 season and one in the 91-92 season). He only finished in the top half of the conference 3 times (t-3rd in 84-85, 2nd in 85-86, t-2nd in 92-93) and he never won a Big 8 tournament. What Johnny did do was beat the big boys in Hilton. We played terrible on the road and lost to some bad teams, but we owned Hilton. His overall winning pct was 0.522, and his conf winning pct was 0.403. But he created excitement and demand by winning at home.

    You think it would be impossible to do the same at Nebraska in today's Big 10?
     
  13. Frak

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    I'd probably start by getting rid of the AAU system.
     
  14. Wesley

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    Beer at every venue to help raise charity monies.
     
  15. CysRage

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    That Sweet Caroline comment had to be directed at us. I can't think of too many schools who play Sweet Caroline regularly like we do..but I love it! (unless we are losing..looking at you Jack Trice music person!)
     
  16. mcblogerson

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    From the sweet 16 on, no tourney locations will be south of North Carolina. The Final 4 will only be played in the Midwest or East Coast.
     
  17. MNCyGuy

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    For MBB though I've only ever heard it played after big wins. And in that scenario it actually serves a purpose in calming everybody down after the big court rush. I don't think there's as much of a valid argument against how it's used in Hilton as there is at Jack Trice.
     
  18. Cydkar

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    You might want to go to a game now. It's, frankly, impressive.
     
  19. Cydkar

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    What he stated has nothing to do with the past.
     
  20. twocoach

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    What does tourney success have to do with the fact that Nebraska fans are amped up to have a new, beautiful arena and a new coach that is bringing much better basketball to the program? Nebraska has had some huge, court storm-worthy home wins over big teams in the last 2/3 years. I get the natural desire to bag on the neighbors to your west but you're making an issue out of nothing. they grabbed a stock photo of a court storming from last year and stuck it in the article. There likely wasn't more than five seconds of thought put into it. Let it go.
     

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