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    UNI to D-1?

    I was listening to KXNO yesterday afternoon (weak moment on my part - thought they may still be talking about the ISU/UI game). They interviewed the play by play guy from UNI and he said UNI was looking into going D-1 in football - isn't there attendance levels they have to meet before they could make the jump? Anyone hear anything about this?



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    I thought there were stadium size and/or attendance requirements but maybe they have dropped those. They used to require that your stadium seated 20,000 or 25,000 and your avg attendance had to exceed a certain amount I can't recall. I'm thinking if UNI is even talking about it there must be a way to do it (there was also a story in CR Gazette this week so it's not just someone blowing smoke.)



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Quote Originally Posted by gohoks View Post
    UNI could beat Iowa State CLOWN COLLEGE!
    Well, there's an intelligent comment. Way to represent!



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Quote Originally Posted by gohoks View Post
    UNI could beat Iowa State CLOWN COLLEGE!
    Are you serious??? Not even at the UNI dome. This is one of Iowa State's best years ever and they're hands down the best program in the state.



























    Yes, I know you're a dooshbag troll.



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    I wouldn't like that move as a UNI alum. I assume it has to do with money, but I'd rather them be a 1AA powerhouse than a 1A doormat.



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Well, there's an intelligent comment. Way to represent!
    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Are you serious??? Not even at the UNI dome. This is one of Iowa State's best years ever and they're hands down the best program in the state.













    Yes, I know you're a dooshbag troll.
    He's an ISU fan trolling his own website pretending to be an Iowa fan. I'm a little surprised he's lasted this long, maybe the mods are on lunch break.



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Wouldn't they have to cut 1-2 mens sports if they went D1? Not sure how that works but I thought that going D1 in football would give them ability to add 20 schollys (which means their gender equity would be out of whack) maybe I am wrong, but worth mentioning.



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Quote Originally Posted by gohoks View Post
    UNI could beat Iowa State CLOWN COLLEGE!
    Try hard... lace em up!



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    I caught a bit of the interview, too. It sounded like with the coming playoff, there's been some discussion about the level of teams at the top of FCS moving to FBS, joining the level of the MAC/Sun Belt/CUSA teams. NDSU/UNI/App State would probably beat a majority of the middle and lower teams in those conferences already...



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Yes, I know you're a dooshbag troll.
    I think its more the 'stereotypical hawk fan' novelty account, run by an ISU fan most likely.



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    He kind of eluded to the additional cost of the scholarships would be a big hurdle,



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Is UNI even self sufficient now for athletics?



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I wouldn't like that move as a UNI alum. I assume it has to do with money, but I'd rather them be a 1AA powerhouse than a 1A doormat.
    I think that they have shown that they can be at least competitive against quality FBS teams: Iowa, ISU, BYU, Wisconsin. If they were to make the leap, I would assume they would end up in the MAC or Conference USA. The jump would be dramatic but I dont think they would find themselves a perennial doormat. I dont think that the AD is looking to make the jump in the next 2-3 years. It sounded more like a 5-10 year goal.



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    Re: UNI to D-1?

    Where are all the "Iowa's population isn't big enough to support 2 Division I teams, thus ISU has to always suck hind tit from the hogeyes." folks?

    Would a third Division I team in the state hurt ISU more than Iowa in recruiting, so they forget to respond this way?


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