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    How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    I sure it will be a big boost anyways



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    I don't know if it'll win us any recruits, but it'll help if a recruit is on the fence between Iowa State and someone else. It's a separator, especially compared to freaking State Gym (which is now closed).



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    is state gym really closed?!? like for good?


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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    is state gym really closed?!? like for good?
    for renovation, I believe.



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    I think it is a big advantage if your talking about the guys that could sit on the bench at Kansas or have an immediate impact on a program like ISU. I think we could potentially lure some of those players with our new facility and the chance to play right away



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    is state gym really closed?!? like for good?
    No, renovation until the Fall of 2011 I believe.



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    I don't think anyone will come here exclusively because of the practice facility, but I do think it will play a decent role in the decision. Especially once the facility is lived in for a couple of years and takes on some personality



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    is state gym really closed?!? like for good?
    I always thought that State Gym could make a good official practice facility with some renovations. That way it could have been on campus and it would have some historical value.



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    what earns recruits is wins. without those practice facilities are just window dressing.



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    The new practice facility is akin to a decent benefits package at an employer, compared to a bad benefits package at an employer (state gym). Probably not enough to sway you one way or the other if you really want to work somewhere anyway, but it's not a disadvantage to recruiting anymore.

    I'd say it's pretty much just keeping pace.


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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    I always thought that State Gym could make a good official practice facility with some renovations. That way it could have been on campus and it would have some historical value.
    I don't know why people put so much stock into the facilities being on campus. The only basketball players on campus are the freshman out in Freddy, so State Gym wasn't terribly close. Having it out in West Ames is closer for more of them than State is, plus it got the coaches, trainers, video room, etc. all under one roof.



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I don't know why people put so much stock into the facilities being on campus. The only basketball players on campus are the freshman out in Freddy, so State Gym wasn't terribly close. Having it out in West Ames is closer for more of them than State is, plus it got the coaches, trainers, video room, etc. all under one roof.
    Lol, I can't say im outraged about the location, or am putting stock into the facilities being on campus. I'm just saying thats a place I thought of way before any plans were made for the West Ames location.



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    I don't think of the new facility as an advantage - but rather, it removes a disadvantage. GMac has been recruiting with one hand tied behind his back - at least now its a fair-er fight. I'd like to politely remind my fellow cyclone fans that nearly every relevant school in the big12 already has a practice facility - we're just playing catch up.



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    I think most people are naive about how superficial most of these young recruits are. They love shiny tv's and new facilities. Nothing against them...their just 17 yr old kids but they are easily swayed by things like nice facilities.

    The wins DO help though...



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    Re: How big of a recruiting advantage be with the New Practice Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    I think it is a big advantage if your talking about the guys that could sit on the bench at Kansas or have an immediate impact on a program like ISU. I think we could potentially lure some of those players with our new facility and the chance to play right away
    let's hope that the "chance to play right away" goes away someday soon.


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