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    Re: FoxSports Mega Conference idea

    its a jab at iowa state, but that would be great for us.



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    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    I'm not saying the B1G wants us but how are we "not a good fit"? We're not good at football? That's the criteria? They better kick IU out then...


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    Re: FoxSports Mega Conference idea

    not a good fit because this is all happening about $$. Its not like we will provide many more TVs that drives up the value of a conference. same reason there are some teams we don't want to add to the big 12



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    Re: FoxSports Mega Conference idea

    Horrible. Why link to that and get it more hits? Iowa State is a great fit for Big 10 in every way but one: it is in the same state as a current member.



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    Re: FoxSports Mega Conference idea

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I'm not saying the B1G wants us but how are we "not a good fit"? We're not good at football? That's the criteria? They better kick IU out then...
    I'm guessing it's more along the lines that we don't really add any perceived value in terms of TV, recruiting, etc. The only "fit" is that we are close.

    Basketball, if we keep rising they way we believe we will, you'd have to like our chances in our side of the Big 10.

    I'd be very happy with this outcome if that is what it comes to.



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    The definition of throwing **** up on the wall and seeing if any of it sticks


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    Re: FoxSports Mega Conference idea

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyAppleseed View Post
    The only "fit" is that we are close.

    Being a large public research university that is a member of the American Association of Universities isn't a "fit?"



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    Re: FoxSports Mega Conference idea

    Well for one thing ISU is a member of this AAU group as is Missouri. Oklahoma and Okie St. are not and Nebby was AAU and then just shortly after they went BIG 10 they were out of it which didn't matter anyway.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kcclones View Post
    not a good fit because this is all happening about $$. Its not like we will provide many more TVs that drives up the value of a conference. same reason there are some teams we don't want to add to the big 12
    Then I guess he should've switched us to the Pac and KSU to the B1G so that the Pac can get Iowa and the B1G can get Kansas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    Being a large public research university that is a member of the American Association of Universities isn't a "fit?"
    Nope, not really. It's nice and all, but let's be honest, that will not get us into a conference. It's a nice feather in the cap that a conference will look at, that's all.



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    I would love to see our Athletic Department invest $1MM-$2MM in a national marketing campaign. There is a major gap between perception and reality of ISU. We are losing the public relations battle. I personally think it would be money well spent. If admission into the Big Ten were based on academics, travel costs, built-in rivalries, and actual all around performance in all sports (not just perception of all around performance in all sports) we would be a shoe-in when further Big Ten expansion takes place.



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    Re: FoxSports Mega Conference idea

    ugh...



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    Re: FoxSports Mega Conference idea

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyAppleseed View Post
    Nope, not really. It's nice and all, but let's be honest, that will not get us into a conference. It's a nice feather in the cap that a conference will look at, that's all.

    It's very important to the Big 10.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    It's very important to the Big 10.
    Then how did Nebraska get in?


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