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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    For a scheduling example, the didn't play one single team that was ranked at the time they played last year. That must be nice.

    They've played 11 ranked teams going back to 2009.

    We have played 11 since 2011, and 19 since 2009.

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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Looking at recruiting rankings over the years, they don't recruit that well. What they do is have a schemes that work, recruit players that fit the schemes, coach them, and have good player development. They also have a good team culture.



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by cayin View Post
    Looking at recruiting rankings over the years, they don't recruit that well. What they do is have a schemes that work, recruit players that fit the schemes, coach them, and have good player development. They also have a good team culture.
    Thank you. Northwestern doesn't attract much more "talent" than we do. They do have a great coaching staff though.



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    I am not that young. But given a choice between living in Ames and Evanston, I'd choose Evanston in a heart beat.



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Replace the word Northwestern with Baylor :)


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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    You're a special brand of stupid if you think Ames has as many things for young people to do as Chicago. Also the airport being there is nice if your family wants to see you play.



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by cayin View Post
    Looking at recruiting rankings over the years, they don't recruit that well. What they do is have a schemes that work, recruit players that fit the schemes, coach them, and have good player development. They also have a good team culture.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Thank you. Northwestern doesn't attract much more "talent" than we do. They do have a great coaching staff though.
    They aren't amazing at recruiting, but they are better than us if you are using rivals rankings as your measuring stick.

    Rivals rankings of Northwestern and ISU, respectively.

    14 #43, #57
    13 #53, #58
    12 #60, #87


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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    I'm jealous of how Northwestern gets the same kind of offensive talent that we do yet run their scheme way better.


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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    The better question is why Northwestern sucked so bad in basketball for so long! Not saying they should be great but they should make the tournament occasionally. Their conference may have been tough last year but it has been down for a decade. More than a few easy wins there.



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Replace the word Northwestern with Baylor :)
    You can get into Baylor a helluva lot easier than you can get into NW...



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    You're a special brand of stupid if you think Ames has as many things for young people to do as Chicago. Also the airport being there is nice if your family wants to see you play.
    You're a special brand of stupid if you went to Iowa State and hate Ames.



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    Are you serious with this?

    Chicago has the lake, hot girls, the Cubs (terrible baseball but a fun environment), great bars/restaurants, Rush St., Michigan Ave, and on and on. You name it and it is a short train ride away.

    Ames has... Ada Hayden park, dumpy Campustown, North Grand Mall, good schools, low crime, and little traffic.

    For families, Ames wins. For 18 year olds who are talented and have options?
    Watch what you say. Some will interpret this as insulting ames and iowa. Ribs will be all over you.



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    You're a special brand of stupid if you went to Iowa State and hate Ames.
    You're an illogical sob.



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    You're a special brand of stupid if you went to Iowa State and hate Ames.
    How does liking Evanston/Chicago equate to hating Ames?



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    Re: Any reason why we aren't as good as Northwestern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Thank you. Northwestern doesn't attract much more "talent" than we do. They do have a great coaching staff though.
    Really? That sure as hell looks like more talent to me.

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