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    ESPN Jinx

    This is from ISU/KU press release:
    "Since Feb. 24, 2001, ISU is 1-14 in games played on ESPN or ESPN2...the Cyclones have lost 10-straight games on ESPN...its last win in an ESPN televised game was a 79-77 win at No. 5 Kansas, Feb. 5, 2001."

    What's up with this? I am guessing they match us up against quality opponents every time we're on...



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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    Hmmm...interesting. Doesn't seem right but maybe it is.

    Our 1 victory must have been Virginia.


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    Ouch, that stings a little.

    Bottom line, gotta win some games! I remember when the football team was getting press that said they couldn't beat a ranked opponent or beat anyone on the road. Win some games and it shuts up the critics.


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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    I'm guessing its because everytime we're on ESPN or the Dos, its not because of who we are - it because of who we're playing.



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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    Good. That simply means we are DUE
    Go CLONES!



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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ4ISU View Post
    This is from ISU/KU press release:
    "Since Feb. 24, 2001, ISU is 1-14 in games played on ESPN or ESPN2...the Cyclones have lost 10-straight games on ESPN...its last win in an ESPN televised game was a 79-77 win at No. 5 Kansas, Feb. 5, 2001."

    What's up with this? I am guessing they match us up against quality opponents every time we're on...
    In 2004-2005 season we beat Virginia on ESPN, they were ranked 20th ish at the time. That is after 2001



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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    In 2004-2005 season we beat Virginia on ESPN, they were ranked 20th ish at the time. That is after 2001
    Technically, that fact says we're 1-14 on ESPN since Feburary 24th. We're 2-14 since Feburary 5th.


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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    Its because of who we played. Since after the 2001 season we've struggled in general between LEs end and Wayne Morgan's sleepwalking years.

    Out of those 14 times, 7 of the losses have come against Kansas and Texas. Throw in a loss in the NIT Semi-Finals, Ohio State this year, and a couple of losses each to Boston College and Oklahoma State and that's most of it. For the most part its been almost all against good teams exacerbated by non-coaching.

    It will end very soon, we're getting back on track.



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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    All the more reason for us as fans to want to help our team get that gorrilla off of our collective backs. Hilton should be nothing less than rocking on Saturday. And BTW to the people who sit on either side of the court, when the students start jumping and motioning for you to stand up and cheer...it means that we are about errupt and it is time for you to get roudy as well. ;)


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    I agree. I'll never understand why the students gave up their courtside seats for seats underneath the basket. That was the worst move that could have happened at Hilton.



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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    I think were also 0-6 on HD (the VA game wasn't HD)...i need a win to justify my 50" Sony HD !!!



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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    I agree. I'll never understand why the students gave up their courtside seats for seats underneath the basket. That was the worst move that could have happened at Hilton.
    Yeah, I'm sure it was the students idea. "Hey AD, can we sit under the baskets instead. The courtside seats are just too good."


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Yeah, I'm sure it was the students idea. "Hey AD, can we sit under the baskets instead. The courtside seats are just too good."
    I don't know if it was their idea or not, but I think it was proposed to them and they agreed to it.



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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    I don't know if it was their idea or not, but I think it was proposed to them and they agreed to it.
    Propose it to us again and see what the response is.


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    Re: ESPN Jinx

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    Propose it to us again and see what the response is.
    I'm with ya, but the old people and Pollard I'm sure aren't. Hilton Magic was created in large part because half of one side of the court was practically all students.



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