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    Facebook Fan Contest

    LSU and Texas A&M are competing to see which will be the first university to have 100,000 fans on the popular social networking site Facebook.

    BlueFuego, a higher education marketing group, says it will donate one penny for every Facebook fan to the school that reaches the 100,000 benchmark first.

    A couple of questions:

    1) How many fans does ISU have on Facebook?
    2) Why are we not in this contest with our track record of stuffing the ballot box for our favorite (and the world's most dominant) mascot?



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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    LSU and Texas A&M are competing to see which will be the first university to have 100,000 fans on the popular social networking site Facebook.

    BlueFuego, a higher education marketing group, says it will donate one penny for every Facebook fan to the school that reaches the 100,000 benchmark first.

    A couple of questions:

    1) How many fans does ISU have on Facebook?
    2) Why are we not in this contest with our track record of stuffing the ballot box for our favorite (and the world's most dominant) mascot?
    for our strategy to work this time would involve everyone starting a ton of facebook accounts for themselves. we simply don't have the numbers to go head to head with those schools if we only get one account apiece.



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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    for our strategy to work this time would involve everyone starting a ton of facebook accounts for themselves. we simply don't have the numbers to go head to head with those schools if we only get one account apiece.

    I'm curious why you say "we don't have the numbers"...what do you mean by this?



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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    I'm curious why you say "we don't have the numbers"...what do you mean by this?
    I think he means enrollment and alumni numbers. I think we are one of the smaller (not smallest...) Big 12 schools, but I don't remember what our rank is without looking it up.



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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I think he means enrollment and alumni numbers. I think we are one of the smaller (not smallest...) Big 12 schools, but I don't remember what our rank is without looking it up.
    I'll give you A&M...they have about 36,000 undergrads and 8,000 grads but LSU only has about 25,000 undergrads and 5,000 grads. ISU is at about 20,000 undergrads and 5,000 grads. Not sure on the number of living alumni but LSU and ISU are very similar in size.



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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    I'll give you A&M...they have about 36,000 undergrads and 8,000 grads but LSU only has about 25,000 undergrads and 5,000 grads. ISU is at about 20,000 undergrads and 5,000 grads. Not sure on the number of living alumni but LSU and ISU are very similar in size.
    I was mostly talking A&M but I'll include LSU because they are talking fans not alumni. We are passionate but national numbers wise we don't compete with either of those.



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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    1) How many fans does ISU have on Facebook?
    The official Iowa State Athletics group has 7376 fans right now.



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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    hmmm... the difference? Capital One Mascot challenge allowed multiple voting. Unless you make 5000 different facebook accounts, you only get to vote once. Not that hard to understand.


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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    To put enrollment numbers into perspective, here is the latest via Wikipedia:

    Texas - 49,626
    Texas A&M - 48,039
    Missouri - 30,200
    Colorado - 30,128
    Kansas - 30,102
    Oklahoma - 29,721
    Texas Tech - 28,422
    Iowa State - 26,160
    Nebraska - 23,573
    Kansas State - 23,520
    Oklahoma State - 23,307
    Baylor - 13,886

    We are 8th. We would likely have a hard time competing in a fan numbers contest due to our small number of non-alumni fans compared with the rest of the schools.



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    Re: Facebook Fan Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    To put enrollment numbers into perspective, here is the latest via Wikipedia:

    Texas - 49,626
    Texas A&M - 48,039
    Missouri - 30,200
    Colorado - 30,128
    Kansas - 30,102
    Oklahoma - 29,721
    Texas Tech - 28,422
    Iowa State - 26,160
    Nebraska - 23,573
    Kansas State - 23,520
    Oklahoma State - 23,307
    Baylor - 13,886

    We are 8th. We would likely have a hard time competing in a fan numbers contest due to our small number of non-alumni fans compared with the rest of the schools.
    So, nine of the conference schools have roughly similar enrollment with two being significantly larger and one being significantly smaller.



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