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    Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Interesting article, don't worry, Iowa State is safe.

    Somewhere deep in the bowels of NCAA.org there's a page describing the differences between the divisions it makes for college programs. It includes the following rule:

    "Football Bowl Subdivision teams have to meet minimum attendance requirements (average 15,000 people in actual or paid attendance per home game), which must be met once in a rolling two-year period. NCAA Football Championship Subdivision teams do not need to meet minimum attendance requirements."

    If your favorite college team can't average 15,000 people to a game once every two years, the NCAA technically can drop your team from what used to be called Division I-A to I-AA.
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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Still can't believe we lost an Army all-american to a team that averages 7K a game...



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Interesting that four of those teams are in the MAC. I think we better stay put where we are.



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by StLouisClone View Post
    Interesting that four of those teams are in the MAC. I think we better stay put where we are.
    lol. wow. true though, i'd stop going too if ISU was in the MAC



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    that article is really old!



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    It's two years old, so the teams may not be the same, but I'm sure there are other teams that have taken their place.



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    I didn't even click on the link, but I bet Wyoming was on that list.



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Watch out Northwestern!

    Maybe now we can give them the boot and return to an actual 10 team conference.



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Maybe they should kick out Iowa and bring back Chicago.



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    Watch out Northwestern!

    Maybe now we can give them the boot and return to an actual 10 team conference.
    Excuse me? How has Iowa done against Northwestern recently?

    2008: L 22-17
    2007: W 28-17
    2006: L 21-7
    2005: L 28-27

    I'm not a "Hawk Hater" necessarily, but do you Hawk fans realize how ridiculous you sound sometimes?



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_Alum_2000 View Post
    Excuse me? How has Iowa done against Northwestern recently?

    2008: L 22-17
    2007: W 28-17
    2006: L 21-7
    2005: L 28-27

    I'm not a "Hawk Hater" necessarily, but do you Hawk fans realize how ridiculous you sound sometimes?
    At least Iowa fans are talking about kicking another team out of a conference, rather than ourselves?

    I agree though, I don't want to see any of the Big Ten members kicked out. However, if one were to leave, I wouldn't mind not seeing Northwestern win in Kinnick anymore.... ugh.


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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    At least Iowa fans are talking about kicking another team out of a conference, rather than ourselves?
    So it's better to sound stupid than to have a bad football team? That's debatable..



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    So it's better to sound stupid than to have a bad football team? That's debatable..
    Which would you rather have? Be honest now. Dumb fans, or bad football?


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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    You guys all miss the point!

    Kick out Northwestern, invite Iowa State, problem solved.

    Oh, and move the Iowa vs. ISU game to the last weekend of the season (same as OSU vs. Michigan) to play up the rivalry and one of these days we could battle for a conference title!



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    Re: Low Attendance Threatens FBS Status for Some College Football Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    Watch out Northwestern!

    Maybe now we can give them the boot and return to an actual 10 team conference.
    LOL, that would help, you guys would have one less loss a year.



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