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    If you could add one sport

    to ISU, what would it be? Would it be one of the sports we already cut, like men's gymnastics, swimming or baseball; or would it be a new sport like hockey, rowing, etc?

    Men's gymnastics and men's swimming may be the most storied programs at ISU. Combined they have 3 national titles and 30 conference titles. Baseball may bring in more revenue, but has never been overly successful at ISU, and will likely cost more as well.

    If we could add a new sport, what would it be and why. Hockey has had success as a club sport, but there is no organization for it in the Big 12, so logistics could be an issue. There are a number of other sports out there. What do you think?



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    Baseball.

    Wouldnt mess with what we have in hockey.



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    I wouldnt mind baseball, hockey would be hard to watch if we had to play programs like UMD and such. I hope some day we can bring back a few more mens sports such as swimming, soccer, and baseball, but i'm not getting my hopes up to much.



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    Baseball...then baseball, then hockey I guess



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    Men's volleyball. (played club at ISU).

    Easier to compete than baseball - indoor sport not as influenced by weather in our area, and the midwest does have talent to be found.

    Maybe CJ could coach both????



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    baseketball



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    mens swimming and a new pool to boot haha



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    baseball hands down



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    mens soccer



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    The first sports we should bring back are men's tennis, gymnastics, and swimming, as it is difficult to recruit female athletes in all three of those sports when they are by themselves. A corresponding mens sport will give the women a support group, as well as athletes to socialize with, and to workout with. Although KJ Kindler did not leave here because there was no men's gymnastics team, she did mention that OU also having a men's team stamped it as a serious gymnastics school.



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    mens soccer

    Men's soccer needs to become a big XII sport long before Iowa State will consider adding it.



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    Re: If you could add one sport

    **** fighting.........


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    Re: If you could add one sport

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    The first sports we should bring back are men's tennis, gymnastics, and swimming, as it is difficult to recruit female athletes in all three of those sports when they are by themselves. A corresponding mens sport will give the women a support group, as well as athletes to socialize with, and to workout with. Although KJ Kindler did not leave here because there was no men's gymnastics team, she did mention that OU also having a men's team stamped it as a serious gymnastics school.
    I would rather add a sport that more kids in state could play. Adding Tennis, gymnastics, and swimming you are looking at three sports that are very tough and expensive to recruit, especially when alot of the people you bring in are from other countries.



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    Men's Soccer

    Soccer is played by tons of kids today & IMO will continue to grow in popularity over the next 10-15 years in the US. ISU needs to add soccer. If the Big 12 isn't going to add as a sport, maybe ISU could joint the Valley which has some very solid soccer programs.

    Plus having both a mens & womens soccer program helps leverage the cost of supporting quality facilities.



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