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    Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    Please READ CAREFULLY!

    This is a thread for reasons why the B1G should take ISU. This isn't about "its never gonna happen" or "we don't have the market penetration the B1G wants."

    It is simple. Post reasons you think the B1G would benefit from having ISU as a member.

    Here are Examples

    1: Iowa would have us on their regular season schedule and they would benefit from having the chance to schedule a easier non-conference opponent in our place.

    2: They would gain one of the nations premier wrestling programs and could instantly tout the addition of more National Champions.

    3: Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa would all have another rival within a 3 hr drive. ISU travels well, and Ames is a very welcoming and attractive environment for all three schools to visit for an exciting game.

    4: ISU brings Tradition in both Men and Womens Basketball.

    5: ISU's academic reputation is on par with the rest of the B1G and the addition of ISU's athletic department's academic reputation would be a boost to counter the recent additions by the Pac12.

    6: The B1G adds the coolest scoreboard in all of Division 1 to its roster of stadiums.

    7: The B1G gets a premier class of fans that are among some of the most respected and classy in the nation.

    8: Their mascot ranks are finally validated by the Celebrity that is Cy!

    9: The dialog surrounding the annual Minnesota / ISU football game and Legend of Jack Trice makes for an instant college football story line, tradition, and would be a great lesson in honor, courage and character in college football.

    10: The addition of ISU along with Missouri, KU, and KSU after they've already added NU would solidly place Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City (I'm not lying when I say 5-10% of the market are ISU fans) and St. Louis into the B1G footprint. It makes sense geographically, academically, and solidifies the entirety of the Midwest as B1G country.


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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    I can't believe I forgot this one.

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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    There is no doubt that this would make sense. For that to happen, Iowa, Nebraska, minnesota Wisconsin and Illinois would have to lobby the rest of the big 10 intensely to take ISU, KU, and KSU... And maybe MU.

    I believe it could happen. Not out of pity, but truly out of value all 3-4 schools bring with the rest of the Midwest base.

    The other influence would be politics.... But elections and state of the economy are too much of a distraction right now.... All grassley has to do is sneeze 'tax break removal' and it brings the big schools to their knees....



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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by ljhlax View Post
    Please READ CAREFULLY!

    This is a thread for reasons why the B1G should take ISU. This isn't about "its never gonna happen" or "we don't have the market penetration the B1G wants."

    It is simple. Post reasons you think the B1G would benefit from having ISU as a member.

    Here are Examples

    1: Iowa would have us on their regular season schedule and they would benefit from having the chance to schedule a easier non-conference opponent in our place.

    2: They would gain one of the nations premier wrestling programs and could instantly tout the addition of more National Champions.

    3: Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa would all have another rival within a 3 hr drive. ISU travels well, and Ames is a very welcoming and attractive environment for all three schools to visit for an exciting game.

    4: ISU brings Tradition in both Men and Womens Basketball.

    5: ISU's academic reputation is on par with the rest of the B1G and the addition of ISU's athletic department's academic reputation would be a boost to counter the recent additions by the Pac12.

    6: The B1G adds the coolest scoreboard in all of Division 1 to its roster of stadiums.

    7: The B1G gets a premier class of fans that are among some of the most respected and classy in the nation.

    8: Their mascot ranks are finally validated by the Celebrity that is Cy!

    9: The dialog surrounding the annual Minnesota / ISU football game and Legend of Jack Trice makes for an instant college football story line, tradition, and would be a great lesson in honor, courage and character in college football.

    10: The addition of ISU along with Missouri, KU, and KSU after they've already added NU would solidly place Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City (I'm not lying when I say 5-10% of the market are ISU fans) and St. Louis into the B1G footprint. It makes sense geographically, academically, and solidifies the entirety of the Midwest as B1G country.
    I think this could be a HUGE factor in ISU to B1G... Make some exsisting rivalries better (ISU-Iowa Day after Thanksgiving), renewing old rivalries (Nebby, Minnesota), Make border rivalry (Wisky). Would like to see Mizzou get an invite as well (keep rivalry? with ISU/ Make Illinois rivalry yearly)

    I look at the fact that they will be making the quality of football alot better. Would be alot more to pitch Cyclones and Huskers knock heads this weekend, than the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Rutgers Scarlet Knights will be battling in New Jersey!?!?!?

    I know its is a LONG SHOT for ISU going to B1G but this is definitely a valid point that Jamie can pitch to Delaney and rest of B1G school's


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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    B1G needs one more team to have a conference for hockey... Let's bring cyclone hockey back D1


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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    I think this could be a HUGE factor in ISU to B1G... Make some exsisting rivalries better (ISU-Iowa Day after Thanksgiving),
    yea we wouldnt be playing you then



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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    Why would the B1G want two schools from the state of Iowa?



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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by wdmbleacherhawk View Post
    yea we wouldnt be playing you then
    I can guarantee it. Maybe not the friday after but that weekend. Its rivalry weekend and I know you Hawks hate to admit it but ISU is your biggest rival.

    I know you want to think that B1G manufactured B.S. rivalry thay you think you have with Nebby is legit and would stay (all hypothetically thinking ISU makes it to B1G) but there is no doubt in my mind that game moves to that weekend.




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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by el tornado View Post
    Why would the B1G want two schools from the state of Iowa?
    Not even Ohio has 2 teams and they are triple our population.
    You didn't read the rules very well did you?


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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    This would be awesome for ISU. But I would have a major conflict of interests, having to root against the Badgers whenever we play them...however this is the ideal outcome for ISU in all of this



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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    This would be awesome for ISU. But I would have a major conflict of interests, having to root against the Badgers whenever we play them...however this is the ideal outcome for ISU in all of this
    I agree this is ideal for ISU and the absolute best outcome for ISU. Also one of the most unlikely. But hey isnt this what message boards are for




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    Re: Reasons the B1G should take ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    I can guarantee it. Maybe not the friday after but that weekend. Its rivalry weekend and I know you Hawks hate to admit it but ISU is your biggest rival.

    I know you want to think that B1G manufactured B.S. rivalry thay you think you have with Nebby is legit and would stay (all hypothetically thinking ISU makes it to B1G) but there is no doubt in my mind that game moves to that weekend.
    Id rather open the big ten with you guys. Not like it really matters though lol. I wish you guys the best in all this expansion stuff but I dont see big ten happening. (IGNORE THIS IT DOESNT FIT WITHIN THREAD RULES)



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