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    Why don't we drop UNI

    Let's just drop the UNI FB game....

    not because of the competition on the field, lord knows they come to play, but simply for the one reason....

    I'm sick of dealing with Iowa fans two different weeks during the season, and now it's back-to-back weeks! Every UNI fan is an Iowa fan and every Iowa fan becomes a UNI fan when we play them...



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    Im no fan of playing them, but its one of our best selling tickets, so its not going away soon.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    I don't think we play them next year.


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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    Too big a gate to not play them. We just need to learn to come out and pound them early and give them no life.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Im no fan of playing them, but its one of our best selling tickets, so its not going away soon.
    Aren't our top three gates against UNI? If we would had played Tennesse Tech we would have been lucky to draw 45,000.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    I don't think we play them next year.
    Correct,the game is currently scheduled for 2014, 16, 17, and 18.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    As outright opposed as I have been about dropping Iowa, strangely enough I'm not that opposed to dropping UNI permanently (or at least not playing them 2 out of 3 years). If the goal is to schedule an FCS team to play a "warm-up" game before the season, why play an FCS team such as UNI that is better than a lot of FBS teams out there?


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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    I disagree completely with the OP. In-State games are great, I love the rivalry and there are just as many UNI fans that wish us the best of luck against Iowa.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone83 View Post
    Aren't our top three gates against UNI? If we would had played Tennesse Tech we would have been lucky to draw 45,000.
    I don't know - what were the gate totals for NDSU and SDSU (keeping in mind those were Thursday night games)?

    I'd like to see ISU schedule WIU, EIU (E. Illinois, not Iowa ), SIU, Missouri St, etc.


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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    LOL this thread is funny.

    Correct, next year we do not play UNI. Instead, UNI plays Iowa and Wisconsin.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    I think technically "gate" means money, so the gates are likely bigger against Iowa, but the UNI games have had higher attendance.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    As outright opposed as I have been about dropping Iowa, strangely enough I'm not that opposed to dropping UNI permanently (or at least not playing them 2 out of 3 years). If the goal is to schedule an FCS team to play a "warm-up" game before the season, why play an FCS team such as UNI that is better than a lot of FBS teams out there?
    Except that UNI sells tickets and given our current financial situation we need all the ticket sales we can get.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonz View Post
    Too big a gate to not play them. We just need to learn to come out and pound them early and give them no life.
    No TV revenue from the match up. I have to admit, I'm kind of glad that game wasn't televised last night.

    I know the in-state event is the good for the gate and it's not going away, my point was that I'm sick of the two fanbases.



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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    As outright opposed as I have been about dropping Iowa, strangely enough I'm not that opposed to dropping UNI permanently (or at least not playing them 2 out of 3 years). If the goal is to schedule an FCS team to play a "warm-up" game before the season, why play an FCS team such as UNI that is better than a lot of FBS teams out there?
    To BE the best, you have the BEat the BEst. Big East, here we come.


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    Re: Why don't we drop UNI

    No way. We just need to recruit players and coaches that can beat an FCS team like UNI soundly.



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