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    Who is

    Louis Menze?

    How many can answer this question without looking it up?



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    Coach who led us to a Final Four. Duh.



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    Re: Who is

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    Louis Menze?

    How many can answer this question without looking it up?

    Duh, he started that club for smart people, Menze.




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    I'm kinda surprised that it was answered that quickly. He coached the Cyclones for 18 years, won 4 conference titles and made it to the final 4. You never hear anything about him. It could be said he was our greatest coach of all time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I'm kinda surprised that it was answered that quickly. He coached the Cyclones for 18 years, won 4 conference titles and made it to the final 4. You never hear anything about him. It could be said he was our greatest coach of all time.
    And coached Waldo Wegner. I'm a MBB freak, though.

    I think he'd be a lot more well-known if ISU MBB had continued his successes rather than sink into the cellar for nearly 40 years.



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    Ok, I'm completely ignorant. Had no idea ISU even made a Final 4.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    And coached Waldo Wegner. I'm a MBB freak, though.

    I think he'd be a lot more well-known if ISU MBB had continued his successes rather than sink into the cellar for nearly 40 years.
    He was also the Athletic director for a long time after he was done coaching. Really is a shame more people don't know of him. I think most can tell you that Pop Warner coached the football team. That was only for four years and the biggest accomplishment he had here was coaching the game that got us our name.

    I know we don't have the greatest history here at ISU in really anything but Wrestling, but I think it is sad that we don't do a better job remembering our past. We lost a track team in a plane crash in Des Moines back in the 70's (I think) and the only thing we have remembering them is a plaque out on the golf course?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    He was also the Athletic director for a long time after he was done coaching. Really is a shame more people don't know of him. I think most can tell you that Pop Warner coached the football team. That was only for four years and the biggest accomplishment he had here was coaching the game that got us our name.

    I know we don't have the greatest history here at ISU in really anything but Wrestling, but I think it is sad that we don't do a better job remembering our past. We lost a track team in a plane crash in Des Moines back in the 70's (I think) and the only thing we have remembering them is a plaque out on the golf course?
    I was thinking it was the cross country team, but I could be wrong. I was at the crash site a few hours after it happened, an incredibly sad day for ISU. I think we should promote Pop Warner more as a former ISU coach than we do. He's pretty much considered the father of modern football.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYKOFAN View Post
    I was thinking it was the cross country team, but I could be wrong. I was at the crash site a few hours after it happened, an incredibly sad day for ISU. I think we should promote Pop Warner more as a former ISU coach than we do. He's pretty much considered the father of modern football.
    I think it was the cross country team. I agree with promoting Pop Warner more. I wasn't really trying to argue against promoting Pop Warner, more pointing out that people should know of Louis Menze like they know of pop warner.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I think it was the cross country team. I agree with promoting Pop Warner more. I wasn't really trying to argue against promoting Pop Warner, more pointing out that people should know of Louis Menze like they know of pop warner.
    True, Menze is clearly our most successful basketball coach and a much more important figure in ISU sports history than Pop Warner. ISU was Warner's first head coaching job and it was a weird set-up as he was also coaching Georgia at the same time. He went on to change the game when he coached at Carlisle Indian school and became linked with Jim Thorpe. Still he's nationally known as one of the greatest football minds of all time and was a head coach at ISU. It seems we could have a mural or something of him in the new football building.



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    Re: Who is

    Only 8 teams were in the NCAA tournament back then. So we won 1 game in he tournament. Still impressive, but just sayin...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    Only 8 teams were in the NCAA tournament back then. So we won 1 game in he tournament. Still impressive, but just sayin...
    Still had to get there. If you think it is hard to get in the tourney now, just think what it was like then.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    Still had to get there. If you think it is hard to get in the tourney now, just think what it was like then.
    Exactly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    Still had to get there. If you think it is hard to get in the tourney now, just think what it was like then.
    Actually I think the NIT tournament was more prestigious than the NCAA tournament. If not more, at least on parr.


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    I knew he was a successful* ISU BB coach but wouldn't have been able to tell you with certainty that he coached the FF team.

    *I guess, depending on your definition of "success", there haven't been that many of them.


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