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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddykane View Post
    then do it on sunday
    Noon/1pm on a Sunday following a home football game would pack Hilton with people still in town from Saturday.


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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

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    Whole thing takes less than 2 hours in total.
    Also, quick talk from Fred. Nothing fancy, just the standard "Thanks to all of you for coming out to support out guys. I hope we can count on your support all season long" is all it takes for us to be all excited with that dreamy voice.


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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    I personally think Friday night would be awesome. The people who want to attend this will be there no matter what day it happens. If you are more concerned about a High School Football game then I would consider you as not wanting to be there.



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    @TravisHines21: Official word this morning from Iowa State communications regarding the potential of midnight madness: There are no plans for it.

    @TravisHines21: Interest in it from the program and, certainly, fans, so we'll see if that changes (in coming years). Been told it almost happened in '11.



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I mean, there are reasons why a Friday nigh wouldn't be a great fit, but HS football doesn't move the needle that much, imo.
    You'd be surprised at the number of people who couldn't attend for that reason alone.



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    Noon/1pm on a Sunday following a home football game would pack Hilton with people still in town from Saturday.
    Uhmm, no way.



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Niangs tweet had 920 RT 2.3k favs. I think it's save to say everyone wants this.


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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    Noon/1pm on a Sunday following a home football game would pack Hilton with people still in town from Saturday.
    ...or it would make several thousand people say "Man, I'd like to go, but I really don't want to drive back to Ames today."



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    ...or it would make several thousand people say "Man, I'd like to go, but I really don't want to drive back to Ames today."
    This. Sunday would be bad.



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Need to do it next year at least, may not have time for the planning now. Georges deserves one. Doesn't have to be opening night, maybe we can get some TV exposure having it another night with nothing going on.



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    I think avoiding a Friday would be a very smart idea. There would be a LOT of families that would attend a free event like this and most of them are at their local high school football's field on Friday nights.
    Good grief. Is Iowa the only state that plays Friday night high school football? Did Iowa suddenly become crazy like Texas HS football? I am fairly certain that there would be ample ISU fans available to attend on a Friday night. ISU needs to have an event like this to showcase their program to top recruits. These are fun events that show recruits how excited the fanbase is for the basketball program and can only benefit the program.



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    I am game for any thing like this.


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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    I would like to see it tied into homecoming or parents weekend somehow. We used to have the bball preview a few hours after one of the afternoon football games. It was a really nice event with what seemed to be only moderate issues with traffic/parking. Does anyone remember how the attendance was when they were doing it that way? Was it primarily a cost issue/low attendance, or were there other reasons that they stopped doing it.


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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Quote Originally Posted by MuseumFaux View Post
    I would like to see it tied into homecoming or parents weekend somehow. We used to have the bball preview a few hours after one of the afternoon football games. It was a really nice event with what seemed to be only moderate issues with traffic/parking. Does anyone remember how the attendance was when they were doing it that way? Was it primarily a cost issue/low attendance, or were there other reasons that they stopped doing it.

    Not great, OK at best.



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    Re: Possibly Midnight Madness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    Not great, OK at best.
    When did those events end? Curious to see what the state of the program and fan enthusiasm level was when these events got such low attendance.



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