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    Question: Why no Baseball team?

    thanks & I'll take the answer off air


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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    thanks & I'll take the answer off air

    It is a pretty easy answer. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$



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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    How many womens scholarships would ISU have to add to have scholarships for a baseball team? Its not just the money for the baseball team, its the money for the teams that title IX says must exist in order for the baseball team to exist.



    Also because football takes so many male scholarships.


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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Stupid Title IX.




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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    *Had to play 25 road games to start the season b/c of climate.
    *Players outnumbered fans most of the time.
    *Those that did go got in free -- no admission charge.
    *No lights or locker rooms at the facility. They might have had an actual restroom, though.
    *Typically finished near the bottom of the league.
    *Added up to be a huge financial drain.



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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    *Had to play 25 road games to start the season b/c of climate.
    *Players outnumbered fans most of the time.
    *Those that did go got in free -- no admission charge.
    *No lights or locker rooms at the facility. They might have had an actual restroom, though.
    *Typically finished near the bottom of the league.
    *Added up to be a huge financial drain.
    All of the above is about right and I will ad an athletic director and athletic dept that had NO interest in baseball whatsoever...


    It boils down to No Money and a Lousy Climate adds up to a situation where baseball is not only unrealistic at ISU, but a huge financial drain when you dont even have money to finish the freaking football stadium that was built in 1973/74....

    Here's a question: If you add baseball what men's program are you gonna drop??



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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    How many womens scholarships would ISU have to add to have scholarships for a baseball team?
    Zero. I heard Pollard say it during an interview once. It's all about the money.




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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Look Outside!

    Who wants to go watch a Baseball game when it's 38 degrees???????



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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Baseball is the one sport at ISU that everyone wants back. Yet nobody will still go. Still dont know why anyone would want to waste our money on baseball when nobody goes to the games and supports it. I think it's a waste of money.


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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    All of the above is about right and I will ad an athletic director and athletic dept that had NO interest in baseball whatsoever...


    It boils down to No Money and a Lousy Climate adds up to a situation where baseball is not only unrealistic at ISU, but a huge financial drain when you dont even have money to finish the freaking football stadium that was built in 1973/74....
    I agree with your last sentence. So to me it would seem the Athletic Director (BVDV) made the correct executive decision - it wasn't a matter of "no interest in baseball"


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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    It was dropped for budgetary reasons by the previous AD. I have heard Pollard say publicly he would like to bring it back, there are boosters willing to endow the scholarships, it's just a matter of finding the operating money in the budget. ISU's not alone in dropping it for the budget, Northern Iowa had a moderately successful baseball program and they had to drop their program last year.



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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Baseball is the one sport at ISU that everyone wants back. Yet nobody will still go. Still dont know why anyone would want to waste our money on baseball when nobody goes to the games and supports it. I think it's a waste of money.
    This is exactly it, everyone likes the idea of ISU having a baseball team, but the reality is nobody ever went to games. It was nice to read the score on the back page of the Daily, but that was the extent anyone gave any attention to it. About as many people went to baseball games as went to men's swimming.

    There should be a FAQ for ISU for people to click on, which would include the reason why we don't a baseball team, and men's hockey isn't Division I.



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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    I'll get destroyed for saying this, but I would rather see us field a Baseball team than a Wrestling team.



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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Quote Originally Posted by 52ynnel View Post
    I'll get destroyed for saying this, but I would rather see us field a Baseball team than a Wrestling team.
    I can totally understand this, as I'd rather field a hockey team than either of these.


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    Re: Question: Why no Baseball team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Baseball is the one sport at ISU that everyone wants back. Yet nobody will still go. Still dont know why anyone would want to waste our money on baseball when nobody goes to the games and supports it. I think it's a waste of money.
    This. I went to a few games when I was in school and there was nobody there. People are all up in arms that we don't have a baseball team...you didn't go when we had one!!! It would be a waste of time and money to try and bring it back


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