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    Re: Opening round NCAA sites for volleyball

    Quote Originally Posted by StClone View Post
    If we are healthy I will not be surprised to see a good fight against Minnie.
    I hope you're right, but I doubt it. Minny is intense all the time, whereas we have players who say "we have to compete harder" after matches. With all of our talent, and we have a lot, our record is very deceiving. We play in a very mediocre conference.



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    Re: Opening round NCAA sites for volleyball

    It might be hard to know conference strength overall. Most mid-level teams don't schedule inter conference games. Lots of the teams at the top do. The Big XII has traditionally been the 4 top teams this year, with KSU and aTm thrown in in certain years. MU was not good in this conference, now they are having their way in the SEC. They're playing the same players.



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    Re: Opening round NCAA sites for volleyball

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I hope you're right, but I doubt it. Minny is intense all the time, whereas we have players who say "we have to compete harder" after matches. With all of our talent, and we have a lot, our record is very deceiving. We play in a very mediocre conference.
    Have you seen Minnie's white uni's? They look exactly like ours--same colors, style and fit. So when UofM looks across the net they'll say "Wow we don't want to beat ourselves."

    Surprised no one mentioned we have to defeat Colorado first. My thinking is we have not looked good since West Virginia and have not beaten any highly ranked teams. Iowa State should feel at home in Minneapolis and put together a good match or two.



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    Re: Opening round NCAA sites for volleyball

    Quote Originally Posted by StClone View Post
    Have you seen Minnie's white uni's? They look exactly like ours--same colors, style and fit. So when UofM looks across the net they'll say "Wow we don't want to beat ourselves."

    Surprised no one mentioned we have to defeat Colorado first. My thinking is we have not looked good since West Virginia and have not beaten any highly ranked teams. Iowa State should feel at home in Minneapolis and put together a good match or two.
    We did upset the Gophers when we were here in 2011 which was great but I am still not totally over losing to that Florida State team and missing the Final Four. So close and lost to a team I really think we were better than. Hopefully we will take the Buffs but I don't really see us beating the Gophers at home with this years team.

    I'll be at the match. If you see the guy below (at an ISU gymnastics meet at the UofM Pavilion), say hi. I am the old guy, not the costume guy.







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    Re: Opening round NCAA sites for volleyball

    See that damn near half of the Sweet 16 field is Big Ten teams (7 of 16). That is pretty ridiculous.



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    Re: Opening round NCAA sites for volleyball

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrollCyclone View Post
    See that damn near half of the Sweet 16 field is Big Ten teams (7 of 16). That is pretty ridiculous.
    At the same time the mighty SEC does not have anyone make the Sweet 16. An undefeated season is never anything to scoff at, but it does put MUs ability to run the table in perspective.



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