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    Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Seriously, Iowa State is in the Big 12 and has been relevant the past few years in basketball and football. Yet, somehow national sports 'experts' still can't consistently say the name right. Trent Johnson called us the Hawkeyes, Pablo Torre on Around the Horn called us UNI yesterday, and Michael Wilbon called us Ohio State today. I don't understand what's so difficult about getting the name right.



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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    We are Iowa State



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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    ignorant. a lot of people don't even know where the state of iowa is.


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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Musberger said Kansas State at one point last night


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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    same reason I dont know the difference between la-monroe and la-lafayette and la tech. important in home state worthless elsewhere.

    ...and to think i chose this life.



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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Trent Johnson was joking, to be clear.



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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    same reason I dont know the difference between la-monroe and la-lafayette and la tech. important in home state worthless elsewhere.

    ...and to think i chose this life.
    I understand your point but which power conferences do La-Monroe and La-Lafayette play in again?


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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    ignorant. a lot of people don't even know where the state of iowa is.
    Or think that we lead the country in potato production.


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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Trent Johnson was joking, to be clear.

    That is true, but there are still other people who have called us the Hawkeyes. I guess that one just came to my mind.



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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Just win, baby, and they'll know our name.


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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I understand your point but which power conferences do La-Monroe and La-Lafayette play in again?
    dont know. bottom dwellers like us need about 5 straight good years in both fb and bb for those errors to end.



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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by CynadoAlley View Post
    Or think that we lead the country in potato production.
    It is so complicated for sportscasters. There are 3 ISUs.


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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    I can't think of another school in the country where this happens. People seem to keep Kansas and Kansas State straight. Then again, I'm biased, and I make sure I get the schools right since I know what it's like to be called by my rival's nickname.



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    Re: Why is it so difficult to say Iowa State?

    kansas has been a basketball power for 50+ years. kinda hard to screw that up.



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