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    Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    So, it would seem Foecke is going to Nebraska. Fort Dodge is fairly close to Ames. Is this a thing again about a degree program, or why is one of the state's best players playing out of state again? It's frustrating. I know we have some really good kids targeted, and coming in. I guess I'd like to get them all, but know we can't. Does anybody know if we were recruiting her?

    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/d...honors/article

    Grundy Center's Riley Sents is going to MU, also.

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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    Foecke is actually from Fort Madison - but I have no idea if ISU recruited either.



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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    My bad on the Fort Madison mistake. Kind of makes it worse, though. That's even farther from Lincoln.



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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sobchakcyclone View Post
    My bad on the Fort Madison mistake. Kind of makes it worse, though. That's even farther from Lincoln.
    Well that is pretty strong Hawk country. Maybe her family really hates the 'Clones and she doesn't want to play at Iowa so she went looking for a better program than Iowa's that wasn't in Ames.

    I have no inside information, it is just a thought.


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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    I literally can't think of any academic reason to go to UNL



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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    I literally can't think of any academic reason to go to UNL
    Maybe she is into elephants. They have a nifty elephant museum there.


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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    Yes, ISU recruited Foecke hard, but it's hard to turn a Nebraska offer down, with their luxurious VB-only arena and tremendous fan support and environment. They weren't the only big program after her...



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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    I don't know... Why is water wet?? Why is the sky blue?? Why didn't Harrison Barnes stay in town?? Why do most great instate basketball players go to Kansas??

    I just don't know..


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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Yes, ISU recruited Foecke hard, but it's hard to turn a Nebraska offer down, with their luxurious VB-only arena and tremendous fan support and environment. They weren't the only big program after her...

    this.

    we have a great program. But we are not Nebraska (yet). If she were recruited hard enough and will actually have playing time (vs. being a walk-on), it's going to be hard for us to win that battle. UNL will likely win the championship within the next three years........having the chance to play for that caliber of team would be very, very difficult to turn down.

    We are certainly not the only ones this has happened to - one of WI's top players, Simone Lee, is going to PSU. WI is certainly a program back on the rise, but again, hard to turn down an offer for a school like that. Nebraska has pulled all three Haggerty sisters (one next year plus an additional IL recruit) out of IL - a program that just won the championship.

    As we continue to build our program, we'll win some of those battles, but there's always going to be a dogfight for elite talent like Foecke.



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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    I understand what you're saying, but with PSU in the way, I'm not sure Nebraska will win that conference in the next three years, let alone a national championship.



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    Re: Questions about athletes and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sobchakcyclone View Post
    I understand what you're saying, but with PSU in the way, I'm not sure Nebraska will win that conference in the next three years, let alone a national championship.
    True, but they have the best fan support (along with Hawaii) in women's volleyball, the best facility, and they're still a top ten program. Looking good tonight against San Diego too. Easy to see why top players would still go there.



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