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    Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    In what has been an oddly surprising day after a nice Easter weekend and phenomenal ISU women's basketball season, I have gotten wind from my daughter that Ashley Arlen and Alexis Yackley are both transferring. It is very clear that Arlen/Yackley/Rockall are all friends, so I can only imagine this selfish decision has been hashed out with the 3 of them.

    What makes me and others ticked off is to think of the great opportunity these young people were given to only think of themselves first, especially Arlen, a player who would see SIGNIFICANT playing increased minutes with the departure of the 4 ISU post players who are seniors. Yackley just isn't very good. Now the 3 incoming girls will be challenged to contribute immediately, which isn't a bad thing for the Cyclones.

    An even more difficult thought is what this TEAM accomplished (ELITE 8) and this decision does not happen overnight. These players and their families had been stewing over this for more than just days and weeks and during one of the greatest runs in women's basketball history.

    Best of luck ladies. Not many players who have left ISU mid-career have had mighty success.


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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Someone's a wee bit upset, eh?

    Tough to hear about this. We needed Arlen to give us production down low this coming season.



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Not good -- looks like BF has a big rebuilding job ahead. He can do it. Go Cyclones!



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Interesting....I will believe it when I hear it from Fennelly.


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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    I'm shocked on Arlen leaving. She was going to see a lot of playing time next year with the departures.

    Yackley I'm not terribly surprised. She's never really seemed happy here when I've seen her on campus or talked to her on weekends.

    Best of luck to both in the future even though I'm sad to see them go.


    Oh, by the way, the fact that you take digs and say Yackley isn't good and Arlen turned it over everytime on purpose are really classy.


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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by ms3765 View Post
    In what has been an oddly surprising day after a nice Easter weekend and phenomenal ISU women's basketball season, I have gotten wind from my daughter that Ashley Arlen and Alexis Yackley are both transferring. It is very clear that Arlen/Yackley/Rockall are all friends, so I can only imagine this selfish decision has been hashed out with the 3 of them.

    What makes me and others ticked off is to think of the great opportunity these young people were given to only think of themselves first, especially Arlen, a player who would see SIGNIFICANT playing increased minutes with the departure of the 4 ISU post players who are seniors. Yackley just isn't very good. Now the 3 incoming girls will be challenged to contribute immediately, which isn't a bad thing for the Cyclones.

    An even more difficult thought is what this TEAM accomplished (ELITE 8) and this decision does not happen overnight. These players and their families had been stewing over this for more than just days and weeks and during one of the greatest runs in women's basketball history. No wonder Arlen turned it over every time she touched it; maybe she had large coin on the games.

    Best of luck ladies. Not many players who have left ISU mid-career have had mighty success.
    Wow, someone's bitter...if Yackley isn't very good as you state, why does it matter to you if she leaves?



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Did they happen to turn you down when you asked them to go on a date?



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'm shocked on Arlen leaving.
    She showed great promise during the season. I enjoyed watching her play. Count me in as someone who will be disappointed if she is leaving.

    That said, good luck to these girls in their college careers, either here at ISU or somewhere else.



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    If true, a couple of thoughts:

    1. What is it with today's young people? Does no one any more understand what it means to honor a commitment? Unfortunately, adults (coaches, in particular) have set a bad example in this area, but players transferring in college athletics has become an epidemic. If I don't get the amount of playing time I think I deserve, I'm outa here!

    2. Where do these three young ladies think they can go to a). play for a better coach than Bill Fennelly, and b). play for a program with the consistency of the ISU women's program?

    Unfortunately, there are probably some parents living vicariously through their kids who are behind the situation. It's just a shame for the young ladies, if true. There is no question, this will turn out to be their loss.



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Their loss. what it is.



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Arlen and GMac are both from Cascade -- probably his fault she's leaving.



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    I liked Yackley :(



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingback View Post
    If true, a couple of thoughts:

    1. What is it with today's young people? Does no one any more understand what it means to honor a commitment? Unfortunately, adults (coaches, in particular) have set a bad example in this area, but players transferring in college athletics has become an epidemic. If I don't get the amount of playing time I think I deserve, I'm outa here!

    2. Where do these three young ladies think they can go to a). play for a better coach than Bill Fennelly, and b). play for a program with the consistency of the ISU women's program?

    Unfortunately, there are probably some parents living vicariously through their kids who are behind the situation. It's just a shame for the young ladies, if true. There is no question, this will turn out to be their loss.
    I don't know about Arlen, but with the recruiting classes getting better as of late, who knows how much playing time Yackley would have gotten. I understand that the players made a commitment, but they only get so long to play college basketball. Why waste those years on the bench when you can play somewhere else?

    I hold no ill will towards any player that leaves for the right reasons and wish them the best in their careers.



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Yackley isn't too surprising but losing Arlen is going to be very troublesome I think.



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    Re: Arlen/Yackley to Transfer

    Who is the source? I'll believe it once it hit's Cyclones.com



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