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    ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    According to Ken Pomeroy. That will undoubtedly fall a little bit after we play the first two games of the LV tourney and the final three before conference play, but regardless, with all of the struggles ISU has had getting healthy and eligible I don't think Greg would have scheduled so tough to start this season.

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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    I AGREE Bryce this non conference portion of the schedule is very tough when you dont have all your players plus wes and jiri trying to get over injuries.



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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    With all that being said, I don't think we have over-scheduled. All of our games have been winnable. It's not like we're playing UCLA and North Carolina on the road. I like scheduling competitive games in the non-conference. If we win them, we have a better shot at making the Big Dance when that time comes.



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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    I agree, this has been a pretty fun noncon so far with the games we've had scheduled. I really hope McD continues to agressively schedule.




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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    Very good point. I'd rather go tough in the non-conference and get us ready for big 12 play rather than go light and make our team feel great then get our **** handed to us in conference play. I.E. Kansas in football, look what happened when it came to a big game.


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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I agree, this has been a pretty fun noncon so far with the games we've had scheduled. I really hope McD continues to agressively schedule.
    I think it would be fun to start scheduling Minnesota every year. I'm not sure how far out our non-conference match-ups with them will go, but I think it's a great team with Tubby. short drive, well 3 hours, big 10 team (not saying much now) but maybe later. So far they respect us as fans, and we respect them! I'd like to see it continue for many yeras to come!



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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    I'd love to play Minny every year. Maybe add in games with Wisconsin and Illinois too. That would be a lot of fun.




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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I'd love to play Minny every year. Maybe add in games with Wisconsin and Illinois too. That would be a lot of fun.
    Admit it, you just want to join the Big Ten...



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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    We need to schedule Minnesota for football, too.

    And as for basketball, I've always wanted a rematch with Michigan State.



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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    What i would love is to strengthen the cyclone challenge.....with who we play right now, do you ever see the tv bucks callin....no way....i would love to see really good teams come in and even if we didnt win our own tournament 22 years straight i wouldnt care...id much rather us match up against really good teams and get us national exposure which helps when your in Barnes living room trying to convince him that if he don't sign soon that his mom is going to be fired......hahahahaha of course....

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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    It's almost impossible to schedule any team for a tournament in your own house - that's why every team's homecourt tourney is with crappy teams.




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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    Well, USC-Upstate (formally USC-Spartanburg) was division II up until somewhere around 2004. They should be easy to beat and weaken our SOS, though I probably just jinxed us.



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    Re: ISU has toughest SOS right now in the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I agree, this has been a pretty fun noncon so far with the games we've had scheduled. I really hope McD continues to agressively schedule.
    What are the chances we see Iowa State play USC in future?


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