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    Cyclone Golden age?

    With season tickets sold out in FB, all but sold out in men's BB, both programs on the rise, and allmost all of our other sports teams fairing quite well...... Is it a golden age for the cyclones? I know we are not quite at the level we were in the early 2000's, but our success was kind of a flash in the pan.... Are we on path towards a more long term sustainable success?


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    seriously who says "cowl"?

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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    Ask again around 2018 and I'll let you know.



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    Golden age of fan support no doubt. Let's just get some wins to follow that! A winning fb season would be amazing



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    I've been following ISU sports for over 40 years. This is easily the most promise I've seen and hope I've had, and not just for a glimpse, but for some sustained success. 2013 may not be pretty in football, but look out in 2014 and beyond. And basketball? Hoiberg will have a perennial national power at ISU.


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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    It is certainly an interesting time. But ISU fans have been conditioned to wait for the other shoe to drop.


    Comparing eras, though, I'd put a chunk of the '70s up against 1999-2002.
    Football: First-ever bowl games (71, 72), new stadium (started construction in 73)
    Basketball: new arena (71), a huge hire in Maury John (who unfortunately passed away too soon)
    Wrestling: NCAA titles in 1970, 72 and 73 (runner-up in 71)
    Men's gymnastics: NCAA titles in 1971, 73 and 74 (runner-up in 72)



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    Everything is shaping up for us to be entering it now.

    Need to get some more W's, but everything else is in line for it



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    so we aren't talking about Civilization 5



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Ask again around 2018 and I'll let you know.
    This. There's a lot of positive momentum right now but let's see if it can be sustained. I would love in 2018 to have a South End Zone


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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    I think when you look back over Cyclone sports history you'll see that since Jamie P. arrived, we've never been set up better for success to consistently show its self on the field (football) and court (men's basketball).

    We've had blips on the radar of college athletic accomplishment, but it's always fallen to pieces right in front of our eyes. This time around I think JP has laid the foundation for continued success as we head down the road. I think his coaching hires, facility improvements and the influx of cash from the restructuring of the BigXII are all swirling in a big Cyclone vortex of improved awesomeness.



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    The dawning of a golden age, perhaps.




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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    I lived thru the 80s --"we're an academic institution, football is not important"
    I was a student in the 90s -- "we got a tie! we're 0-10-1 ! yippie!"
    I had tickets in the 00s -- "hey, we ****** the Big12 North away TWICE!"

    With the solid commitment of building the program from the ground up, with the increased fan support including families and kids, with the university getting bigger every year, with the Big12 conference providing the cash to compete, and with the right young coaches in place...

    Yes, we are on the verge of a Golden Age. Just gotta get some historical wins to reap the rewards.


    Also, it has to be said this is really about Jamie Pollard and Greg Geoffery. To use a baseball analogy, they didn't try to win one year with a couple big free agents. They built a strong farm system that will keep ISU competitive for years. Leadership and individuals still matter in this world.



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    Are you ******* serious? We haven't had a winning football season in three God damned years and only one in the last six, we got smoked by Iowa in basketball and by most accounts are falling further behind, and rasslin the one staple of ISU athletics is a ******* dumpster fire. LOL. Golden age of athletics, what a bag of Derp.



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyScoop View Post
    Are you ******* serious? We haven't had a winning football season in three God damned years and only one in the last six, we got smoked by Iowa in basketball and by most accounts are falling further behind, and rasslin the one staple of ISU athletics is a ******* dumpster fire. LOL. Golden age of athletics, what a bag of Derp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyScoop View Post
    Are you ******* serious? We haven't had a winning football season in three God damned years and only one in the last six, we got smoked by Iowa in basketball and by most accounts are falling further behind, and rasslin the one staple of ISU athletics is a ******* dumpster fire. LOL. Golden age of athletics, what a bag of Derp.
    "Golden Age" might be a bit premature but last season our football team went bowling, both our basketball teams and our volleyball team made it to NCAAs, our wrestling team had three AAs and finished 11th in the nation, and our Cross Country and track teams also had pretty great seasons. Hardly the dumpster fire you seem to think we are.



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    Re: Cyclone Golden age?

    Fans have definitely stepped up, teams need to continue the progression. In the next few years - a ten plus win season in Football and an Elite 8/Final 4 would carry us to a level that would be out of this world.



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