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    Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    I just spoke with someone in the program, and asked a few questions that I have seen raised here about the location of the facility, etc.

    Of course, in a perfect world, you would want it next to Hilton. But, nearly all of the players are coming to Hilton in cars already. Few, if any, walk to Hilton for practice.

    Next, there are hundreds of apartments near the proposed location on Mortensen and S Dakota...and I think some players a) may already live there, or b) will start to live there.

    Also, this facility will be open for the players 24/7. I asked the hypothetical, guy wakes up at 1am, can't sleep, wants to go take 300 jumpers, can he swipe his card, turn on the lights and shoot. The answer was 'Absolutely'.

    And this is a basketball only facility.

    The positives vastly outweigh any negatives.

    Not practicing on the floor you play on is becoming more common in major college hoops.

    I see this as nothing but good for ISU, and the student athletes will adjust their living quarters to be closer to this...closer than they could be to Hilton, with all of the apartment options out there...it will probably wind up being better in that regard.

    Jamie Pollard will be on my show at 3:30 today for a short segment to talk about this, and a quick JTS update.


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post

    Also, this facility will be open for the players 24/7. I asked the hypothetical, guy wakes up at 1am, can't sleep, wants to go take 300 jumpers, can he swipe his card, turn on the lights and shoot. The answer was 'Absolutely'.
    I definitely like the sound of that.



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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    I agree that overall there are some positives of it. I have however heard of some concerns by some in the programs that it's not "exactly" what they wanted. It fulfills a lot of the needs but there are some concerns that they hope can be resolved as the design goes forward.

    In the end, I think it's something that is going to greatly benefit the programs and help build a more successful on-court product.


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I definitely like the sound of that.
    Honestly, that is more of a selling point than where it's located. It's not like it's in Boone. This will be just fine, and perhaps even a plus.


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    One thing I don't like is students seem to find more opportunities for trouble when they move off campus.


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    One thing I don't like is students seem to find more opportunities for trouble when they move off campus.
    So are you telling me that the majority of ISU FB and BB playesr that are juniors and seniors live in dorms?


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    I propose a high speed monorail that runs to the new practice facility from Hilton. Maybe Mag-lev.

    Any takers?


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Honestly, that is more of a selling point than where it's located. It's not like it's in Boone. This will be just fine, and perhaps even a plus.
    If I were a recruit serious about basketball, the ability to practice anytime I wanted would be a real plus.

    I also like the monorail idea .



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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Also, this facility will be open for the players 24/7. I asked the hypothetical, guy wakes up at 1am, can't sleep, wants to go take 300 jumpers, can he swipe his card, turn on the lights and shoot. The answer was 'Absolutely'.
    I don't believe players can just do that now and if that's correct, this is a huge win on that issue alone.



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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    You're good Jon. I'll be tuning in today. Thanks for the notice.


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Thanks Jon.

    really hammer Jamie about enclosing the stadium...see if he will give up anything.

    Thank you.


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Jamie Pollard will be on my show at 3:30 today for a short segment to talk about this, and a quick JTS update.
    Can you podcast this for later listening?



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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    So are you telling me that the majority of ISU FB and BB playesr that are juniors and seniors live in dorms?

    Nope but when I was in college, most lived in Freddy Court (north side of campus).


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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Sorry really dumb question here but I would like to listen to Jon today but... What station might I get it on?

    Also I am in Creston so I would need to be able to pick it up here.

    Thanks!



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    Re: Aspects to the New BB Facility to consider

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    Thanks Jon.

    really hammer Jamie about enclosing the stadium...see if he will give up anything.

    Thank you.
    I will have a short time with him, as I think he is on vacation..so I asked for 10 minutes, and I won't take a second longer.


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