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    Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    The Iowa Board of Regents approved an Iowa State University plan to buy an $8 million basketball practice facility built by an Ames developer.

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    Re: Regents just approved new BBall facility

    That was a no brainer layup...great gift, and that is a great get


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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    Disappointing that they were unable to build it attached to Hilton, but the cost difference makes an off-campus location an obvious necessity. Looks like a great plan!


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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    Not surprised it was approved, but still a fantastic day in ISU athletics to have this become official!



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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Not surprised it was approved, but still a fantastic day in ISU athletics to have this become official!
    Amen!



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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    So far, so good on the list of things Pollard wants to accomplish in the facilities master plan. I love a guy that does what he says he's going to do.

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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    to early to start a Pollard for President campaign?



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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_zone View Post
    to early to start a Pollard for President campaign?
    too late...i would vote for him over the we have to choose from right now.


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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Disappointing that they were unable to build it attached to Hilton, but the cost difference makes an off-campus location an obvious necessity. Looks like a great plan!
    Maybe a little disappointing but this puts the basketball program way ahead of schedule facilities wise.



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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    The "perfect" solution may have been to connect this to Hilton, as in the original plans. But the right solution was to get it done today, rather than years down the road.



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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    I like this part the most:

    "Geoffroy said the new facility will improve the lives of student-athletes, who now shuffle between different practice sites and practice in the evenings, when they should be studying. "I think it has the potential to enhance their academic success," Geoffroy said."


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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I like this part the most:

    "Geoffroy said the new facility will improve the lives of student-athletes, who now shuffle between different practice sites and practice in the evenings, when they should be studying. "I think it has the potential to enhance their academic success," Geoffroy said."


    No, it might help us get better in basketball, but it won't change anything with academics.



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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I like this part the most:

    "Geoffroy said the new facility will improve the lives of student-athletes, who now shuffle between different practice sites and practice in the evenings, when they should be studying. "I think it has the potential to enhance their academic success," Geoffroy said."
    It means that they will be there til midnight or later instead of 10 when state closes...this will result in lower grades...ok I kid



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    Re: Regents approve ISU basketball facility

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post


    No, it might help us get better in basketball, but it won't change anything with academics.
    I think our Prez has to find some way to justify & connect the actions to academics. After all, isn't Iowa State an institution of higher academic learning.......oh wait.......nevermind.


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