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    Hilton...

    ...looks AMAZING inside!

    W-O-W! Is all I can say! The ringboard and new scoreboard are going to help bring Hilton Magic back to the level that we have been missing for the past couple of years!

    I was in Hilton tonight for the Cyclone Alley Men's Basketball Practice Watch. Seeing all of this stuff and thinking about 14,000 people jammed in there all yelling their lungs out.... sent shivers down my spine.

    I also ate dinner with the basketball team and sat with Corey McIntosh. He is a super nice guy and easy to talk with. He is going to be a great leader this year at point guard. He's not only looking for big things out of this team, but for big things out of himself. He seems like the kind of guy that is going to work hard every play, every second of the game and have fun doing so.

    I can't wait until tommorow night.

    GO CYCLONES!



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    Re: Hilton...

    I have one thing to say......I'm Jealous.

    It better look as good on TV as it does live.



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    Re: Hilton...

    I was also at the practice tonight. I am already in love with McDermott. He was such a hard *** tonight on the whole team and that was something we had never seen with Morgan. He was also teaching DEFENSE!!! I almost fell out of my seat listening to him teach defense. This is going to be a great year at the hilton. The magic is coming back.



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    Re: Hilton...

    yeah, hilton looked cool. the team also looked a bit rough around the edges (granted - just a practice), but I think it may take a few games for this team to start firing on all cyliders.



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    Re: Hilton...

    Yep, was there as well and for the second time this year I got to see Hilton... and I just gotta say I'd give anything to live in there. I've always loved Hilton to death but dam it looks so dam good now.

    The team I agree was a little rough around the edges but obviously practice is just going to be that way sometimes. The defensive emphasis was great to see. Just seeing a practice in general was great to see.

    I think people are going to luv Mike Taylor. He's so athletic, so talented, and so enthusiastic, such high energy. Can't wait to see him in Big 12 play.



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    Re: Hilton...

    I am going to freeze myself to pass time faster, so will one of you guys unfreeze me when tomorrow night gets here? That was a reference to last night's South Park episode if anyone was watching it.


    --Luck of the Cyrish--






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    Re: Hilton...

    Sure, I'll unfreeze you. Just like Butters did....



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    Re: Hilton...

    Was anyone else excited by Brock Jacobson? He sure can hit the three!

    I was also able to meet Coach McDermott (and shook his hand!), and I must say he is a very intimidating (albeit very nice) guy. I'm glad he's our coach!



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    Re: Hilton...

    Ok what exactly has changed...i know we have a new score board, what else has been done??



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    Re: Hilton...

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr4isu View Post
    Ok what exactly has changed...i know we have a new score board, what else has been done??
    They put in a new center scoreboard that has two video screens on each of the four sides (mounted one above the other).

    There is also what is called a "fascia" display, which is basically a gargantuan circular scoreboard that runs all the way around the inside of the coliseum. It's a strip around 3 feet high that circles the area. It displays primarily text, if I understand correctly.

    From some reports, they are in the process of replacing the ancient Iowa State Center sign on Lincoln Way in front of Hilton. I'll go check it out for myself tomorrow.

    They also completely replaced all the seats inside the Coliseum. Good move, too- it was built in the late 60's, when "harvest gold" (read: headache-inducing orange) was all the rage. Good riddance to that particular color...

    Oh, and they added a beam in the rafters to attach gymnastic rings to, for our gymnasts. Just in case you're curious...


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    Re: Hilton...

    a lot...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    There is also what is called a "fascia" display, which is basically a gargantuan circular scoreboard that runs all the way around the inside of the coliseum. It's a strip around 3 feet high that circles the area. It displays primarily text, if I understand correctly.
    Actually, its right about 2 feet, and it will do ads, stats, and score. It will also be used in the intro, etc. so it's not just text.

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    From some reports, they are in the process of replacing the ancient Iowa State Center sign on Lincoln Way in front of Hilton. I'll go check it out for myself tomorrow.
    The cement stand remains, but the actual sign of it has been replaced to a newer/better system.

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    They also completely replaced all the seats inside the Coliseum.
    Actually, they just got repainted and reupholstered.

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Oh, and they added a beam in the rafters to attach gymnastic rings to, for our gymnasts. Just in case you're curious...
    huh?


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    Re: Hilton...

    The ring beam has 791,400 tiny lights (again, just in case you're curious) and is absolutely sweet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone08 View Post
    The ring beam has 791,400 tiny lights (again, just in case you're curious) and is absolutely sweet.
    lol, would've hated to be the one to count those.


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