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    ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    So says this guy I've been following on Twitter for awhile. Says we don't want to lose the Texas game and accompanying windfall. Scroll down.

    https://twitter.com/theDudeofWV



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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    Yeah...I'd ignore that guy if I were you.



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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    So says this guy I've been following on Twitter for awhile. Says we don't want to lose the Texas game and accompanying windfall. Scroll down.

    https://twitter.com/theDudeofWV
    This is just Iowa State's first step in taking over control of the Big XII.




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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Yeah...I'd ignore that guy if I were you.
    As a rule, I don't put much credence in anything anyone says regarding conference realignment. But any particular reason why you say that?



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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    So says this guy I've been following on Twitter for awhile. Says we don't want to lose the Texas game and accompanying windfall. Scroll down.

    https://twitter.com/theDudeofWV
    Has Texas really ever been much bigger of a draw than any other ranked team? I don't remember it being that way.

    If you count UNI there's a strong argument even with Nebraska gone Texas is the 4th strongest regular draw on our schedules. FSU would draw exactly the same, probably more for quite a while. I bet there's more interest in the next few WVU and TCU games than UT games.

    It's not like Ames is overrun with Texas fans when we play them like the Husker invasions. We don't really need that boost as much anymore anyway.



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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    For one second let's pretend this guy is correct. Do you really think we have that much power to hold up the other nine schools from expansion? We aren't that big of a power player that the conference is going to halt expansion plans, because of us.

    If anyone was questioning if this guy was right or legit, well you no longer have too....


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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    How does this guy tweet every 15 seconds?
    Reading his twitter his painful.


    Last edited by JP4CY; 07-10-2012 at 04:29 PM.

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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    We are positioning ourselves to go independent.








    or not.



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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    As a rule, I don't put much credence in anything anyone says regarding conference realignment. But any particular reason why you say that?
    I've read some of this guy's stuff, too--he's just one of hundreds of guys with Twitter accounts throwing stuff on the wall and seeing what sticks. He's done nothing to demonstrate that his claims have any more veracity than those from any random joe schmo. It's the worst kind of drivel.



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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    With the last two beatings we took from them at JTS, I'd be surprised we could sell 1,000 tickets.


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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone136 View Post
    For one second let's pretend this guy is correct. Do you really think we have that much power to hold up the other nine schools from expansion? We aren't that big of a power player that the conference is going to halt expansion plans, because of us.

    If anyone was questioning if this guy was right or legit, well you no longer have too....
    Exactly.



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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone136 View Post
    For one second let's pretend this guy is correct. Do you really think we have that much power to hold up the other nine schools from expansion? We aren't that big of a power player that the conference is going to halt expansion plans, because of us.

    If anyone was questioning if this guy was right or legit, well you no longer have too....
    If you scrolled down enough he is saying that Iowa State, Texas, OU, KU and Okie State are holding up FSU and Clemson to the Big XII.

    The Dude of WV ‏@theDudeofWV
    I'm asking B12 fans of Iowa State, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Oklahoma State to let their leaders know they want FSU & Clemson.
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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone136 View Post
    For one second let's pretend this guy is correct. Do you really think we have that much power to hold up the other nine schools from expansion? We aren't that big of a power player that the conference is going to halt expansion plans, because of us.

    If anyone was questioning if this guy was right or legit, well you no longer have too....
    No, of course not by ourselves. But there are others who might not want expansion either. Texas doesnt seem like much of a fan of it either.

    I think one of the problems with some of these sources is they do get some real information... but there are blanks and they sometimes overreach by filling in the blanks themselves.

    For instance, in this situation, i could see him hearing 'ISU doesnt want to lose texas game'... and assuming it was because of it being a big matchup in ames, when its really because we dont want to lose recruiting exposure from playing in texas.


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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    A while back it was all Baylor's fault. Today it is ISU. I am sure that tomorrow it will be KU's fault.....



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    Re: ISU holding up Big 12 expansion?

    If we would end up in a division with wv, fsu, Clemson, and not ku and KSU such as this guy has said before, I would hope we are holding this up.



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