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    Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    One point of contention during the heated arguments I've had has been that for the most part most ISU fans I've encountered are grads or former students, while the majority of Iowa fans are not Iowa grads.

    Help me get a better picture to see if there is any validity here, and sound off.

    Did you go to Iowa State? If not, why do you support take the road less traveled and support the Cyclones?



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    I went there and am a grad. That is why I support the team. I guess I am supporting the hypothesis.



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    I grew up 12 miles from Ames...My grandpa used to own the three Hardee's stores in Ames and was a big cyclone booster at the time, therefore I started going to games with my dad and grandpa when I was four and have been a Cyclone ever since...



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    One point of contention during the heated arguments I've had has been that for the most part most ISU fans I've encountered are grads or former students, while the majority of Iowa fans are not Iowa grads.

    Help me get a better picture to see if there is any validity here, and sound off.

    Did you go to Iowa State? If not, why do you support take the road less traveled and support the Cyclones?
    I'm not an ISU grad. I started following the Cyclones when I was 10 or so, and it was the start of the Johnny Orr era. Listening to the basketball games and post games on the radio got me hooked. I also went to my first football game when ISU played Oklahoma when Billy Sims was playing for them. Listening to Pete Taylor, along with some of Johnny's post game comments, probably sealed the deal.



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    Went to Wartburg to play football since as a 6'1 O-linemen ISU wasn't interested. Might of had to do more with the 10-flat 40 as well.
    Dad is veterinarian and I spent the first 4 years of my life on campus while dad was in vet school. Been going to games since I was born and brought my daughter to her first game at 6 months old.


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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    Wartburg for baseball.

    Mom was an ISU letterwinner. Dad is also an alumn and Ive been going to Clone games as far back as I can remember.

    Plus I like to think I have common sense which eliminates me from joining the Iowa fan base.



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    I grew up in Kansas as a Big 8 and a Jayhawk fan. When I moved to Iowa it was
    natural to start rooting for ISU. I always hated the Big 10 so becoming an Iowa
    fan was never an option. After 13 years of being an ISU fan crack would be easier
    to give up.



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    I go to UNI, but I have a good reason for liking ISU too: The Cyclones are not the hawkeyes. lol

    I was born in Iowa City and grew up in Muscatine (I've had to listen to eastern iowan kool-aid influened, pro-hawk talk my entire life.) Grew up being taken to hawkeye games, but I found the light...

    It was a combination of Fizer & Tinsley in bball and Troy Davis & Seneca Wallace in football. I was a borderline fan before...but around the time of Seneca's play "The Run", I became an DIEHARD Cyclone and will be for the rest of my days on Earth.


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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    ISU undergraduate degree in engineering, MBA Oregon State. I'm passionate about Cyclone sports and rarely follow the Beavers.



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    I was a diehard, oblivious Sqwakeye fan until I received my acceptance letter in 1995. That came in after the Iowa-ISU football game, so the 1995 game was the very last time I cheered for "the other school" in a matchup. The very first time I cheered for the "good guys" against my former beloved team was the men's basketball game with Willoughby, Cato, etc. as we drubbed the Hawks that year. First attended August '97, graduated August '03. Never looked back and never once regretted my decision. And what was once a love for all things Sqwak has turned into a festering hatred!


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    UNI grad, my dad went to ISU and I have been going to games since I was a little kid and have had season tix ever since.



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    Grew up a sqwak fan, then in 1992 attended ISU and have been die hard ever sense. Family members that are for the sqwaks ask why I changed, I usually respond with, "Yeah, well I used to crap my diaper when I was a kid, too, and I grew up and changed for the better"



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    ISU BS in Computer Science (shocking, I know)...

    I never even considered going anywhere else, I knew I was going to ISU from the time I was in elementry school.


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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    I grew up in Ames. Watched Earl Bruce on the sidlines, got to meet Dwayne Crutchfield (sp?), and cheered for Barry Stevens. My parents moved my senior year in high school so I lost in-state tuition and had to go to college in Nebraska (please don't hold that against me).



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    Re: Are you an ISU Grad? If not why do you pull for ISU?

    I've been cheering for the Cyclones my whole life, but chose to attend a different college to play sports.



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