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    Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    Why is it, ISU picks the east side and has to stare into the sun. Even at Kinnick this weekend, our side line was forced to stare into the sun. Isn't that some sort of advantage that we should have at Jack Trice? I know we have always been on the east side line, but why?



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    So we are able to witness the sun setting over our vanquished opponents.



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    It is because when the weather gets cold the sun tends to also have a warming effect. Meanwhile, our opponents stand in the shadows freezing their ***** off in the JTS wind tunnel.



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    It is because when the weather gets cold the sun tends to also have a warming effect. Meanwhile, our opponents stand in the shadows freezing their ***** off in the JTS wind tunnel.
    Ok, I can understand that, and live with that as an acceptable answer.


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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    I always thought that was the reason why also. On a cold day if it is sunny it is a huge difference. The other thing is that the TV cameras in the press box face our sideline, I don't know if that is part of it or not.


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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    We've talked about this before on here. Very few places are set up that way. The "warming effect" is an answer but I highly doubt that is THEE answer.


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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    I think it has more to do with the pressbox and camera's focused on our sideline.


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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    I think we should put the visitors on both sides of the student section



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    Will they switch it with the new locker rooms? If the current home lockerroom becomes the visitor (I thought I read that s somewhere), it makes even less sense for the teams to cross when entering and leaving the field.



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    Maybe because we used to walk out that side from the locker room. I know they walk out the middle now but maybe the tradition of it.

    I'm going to have to keep an eye on this for other teams around the country. Good question.

    Good answers for the press box view, sun on cold days.



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    My assumption too. ^ Will be interesting to see if the new facility changes anything in this regard.



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    I think I read somewhere or heard that we won't be changing sidelines. The cold weather thing makes sense, as does having our side opposite the press box.

    Also, you'll notice that visiting teams at Jack Trice and at pretty much any stadium, the team on the press box sideline will stack players behind the benches when coaches are drawing on whiteboards to show players something. The extra players block the line of sight from coaches in the press box with binoculars who may be trying to get an edge. Some teams even go so far as to turn their benches around, allowing the coach to stand w/ his back to the press box and the players face him.


    If you want a weird set-up, head on down to Oklahoma State. The field runs East-West and the visitors are on the North sideline.



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    Why is it, ISU picks the east side and has to stare into the sun. Even at Kinnick this weekend, our side line was forced to stare into the sun. Isn't that some sort of advantage that we should have at Jack Trice? I know we have always been on the east side line, but why?
    The official chain crew is on the west sideline. It is an advantage to be on the same sideline as the official chain. It will not change



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    Re: Jack Trice - Home vs. Visitor's Sidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by Mowilly View Post
    The official chain crew is on the west sideline. It is an advantage to be on the same sideline as the official chain. It will not change
    Official Chain Crew is always opposite the Pressbox... no matter what


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