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    Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13 (Omaha vs. Des Moines)

    Per Murph and Andy, and Sandy Hatfield Clubb (Drake AD) on KXNO. This is a bummer considering Omaha got a bid just down the road.



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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    omaha>>>>des moines


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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Shocking....




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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Anybody know what the issue is? Is it hotel space?



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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Qwest Center>Wells Fargo



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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Do we know which sites got the bids?



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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Ever try to fly anywhere except Minneapolis or Chicago out of the Des Moines airport?



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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    I'm sure the hotel and parking situation is a big part of it plus just the lack of things to do here. Yes Court Ave. has improved but it's not exactly very close to WFA either. The arena itself is not the problem, its the nearby ammenities that a large event like this requires that Des Moines is lacking in.


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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    Ever try to fly anywhere except Minneapolis or Chicago out of the Des Moines airport?
    Dallas, Atlanta and LA.

    But your point is well taken.

    Maybe the better question - ever tried to fly anywhere other than Minneapolis of Chicago for anything close to the same fares you would elsewhere?

    Even then - you probably won't match Omaha or KC.



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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Quote Originally Posted by JordanHXC View Post
    omaha>>>>des moines
    Most people I know (and myself included) would disagree with you. Nothing against Omaha because I've enjoyed myself there several times. But DSM deserves a tourny game and I can't for the life of me figure how they've yet to make this happen.



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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Yeah the fare thing is an issue. Trying to get to DSM from different corners of a country at a decent rate is quite a challenge



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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    This sucks.....we need a bigger airport and more hotels close to the Well


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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    Most people I know (and myself included) would disagree with you. Nothing against Omaha because I've enjoyed myself there several times. But DSM deserves a tourny game and I can't for the life of me figure how they've yet to make this happen.
    lived in both places...des moines is a hole. omaha has ridiculously huge events all the time, des moines has local bands at hairy mary's...


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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    Most people I know (and myself included) would disagree with you. Nothing against Omaha because I've enjoyed myself there several times. But DSM deserves a tourny game and I can't for the life of me figure how they've yet to make this happen.
    why??


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    Re: Des Moines denied NCAA Mens Tournament Bid for 2011,12,13

    I hate to even use the word, but is it really cheaper to travel to Boise? They have 1st-2nd round games every few years, or are they just that short of places bidding on West Regional games anymore?
    You would think with the Pod system, they could even eliminate one of the west sites and shift more east which could help Des Moines. Afterall, the pod system, it was designed to reduce travel, right?



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