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    Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    It looks like this is a strong possibility as soon as next year. They are holding dates in December at Wells Fargo Arena...

    A Courtside Seat: New Big Four series might be unveiled after season | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com


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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    Don't know how I feel about this one. Ideally, I want to play both Drake and UNI every year at Hilton.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    I'd like to keep it the way we have now.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Don't know how I feel about this one. Ideally, I want to play both Drake and UNI every year at Hilton.
    I would imagine it would be a Hilton-and-WFA arrangement, playing drake or uni at hilton and the other at WFA, rotating every year which one is where. Iowa on the reverse schedule.

    We've had this thread a couple times, but i think a major school shouldnt be doing home and homes with mid major schools like UNI and especially Drake (even UNI's AD admits in the article that our peers aren't doing it). A change to WFA for the away side would be an improvement.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    At least we get Iowa home-n-home.

    And losing to UNI / Drake on a somewhat neutral court won't hurt as bad as losing at home.


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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    I also want to play both Drake and UNI every year. I hope we don't lose that.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    Yeah, I know we've had past threads/discussions on this. I was surprised to learn on this just posted article that it could/is going to happen as soon as next season.

    Should be a fun atmosphere downtown post-game.


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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    I dont know how I feel about playing Drake or UNI. On one hand, it is fun to watch the in-state match-ups. But on the other hand, there isn't a lot to be gained by playing either.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    I like the idea of playing one at WF, one at home, and then Iowa home and away.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    I dont know how I feel about playing Drake or UNI. On one hand, it is fun to watch the in-state match-ups. But on the other hand, there isn't a lot to be gained by playing either.
    We wouldn't replace either with a name school. Might as well at least play the in state school so there is some local interest in the game rather than another nobody.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    I dont know how I feel about playing Drake or UNI. On one hand, it is fun to watch the in-state match-ups. But on the other hand, there isn't a lot to be gained by playing either.
    That is what hawk fans say about us in football. It's total bull.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    I like the idea of playing one at WF, one at home, and then Iowa home and away.
    FINALLY!! Someone using the term/phrase that makes sense. "Home and away".


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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    I think it's great we play both UNI and Drake home and home. It's an easy road trip, keeps money in the state, and is a unique tradition.



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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    Quote Originally Posted by Istater4life View Post
    That is what hawk fans say about us in football. It's total bull.
    What does Iowa playing ISU in football have to do with whether or not that statement is applicable regarding ISU playing Drake or UNI in BB?


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    Re: Big Four Tourney in Des Moines next season

    My sister went to UNI, so my family kind of splits their loyalties between Iowa State and UNI. I am to the point where I would rather beat UNI rather than Iowa.

    I wish we could keep it like it is now, but you just cant' with 18 conference games. And we certainly shouldn't do something Iowa isn't willing to do.



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