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    Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Anybody know the details regarding setup of this game? In other words, is ISU charging the usual and customary rate for a venue of that size and scope? If HB had committed to ISU, they easily would have sold 10k tickets. Being that they didn't, I wouldn't be surprised if they don't get much more than they can usually accomodate at Ames High(2500)

    The evil part of me is hoping ISU didn't bend over backwards on this one too and HB is going to stick his alma mater with a large deficit due to lack of ticket sales.



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Let it go...



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Do you honestly think Pollard is dumb enough to do something risky like that? My God. I'd bet you ESPN cuts Iowa State a check for operating expenses and we keep the money made.



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    As I understand it, Ames High pays full price to rent it. We keep and supply all concessions, and Ames High gets the gate.


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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Do you honestly think Pollard is dumb enough to do something risky like that? My God. I'd bet you ESPN cuts Iowa State a check for operating expenses and we keep the money made.
    Not sure how this exact deal is structured, but ESPN almost certainly pays their fee directly to Ames, which I wouldn't be surprised then has to reimburse Waukegan for travel expenses.



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Do you honestly think Pollard is dumb enough to do something risky like that? My God. I'd bet you ESPN cuts Iowa State a check for operating expenses and we keep the money made.
    I think Jamie could make more money by accepting ISU alumni donations not to have the game played in Hilton. He could count on me to donate.



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    I think Jamie could make more money by accepting ISU alumni donations not to have the game played in Hilton. He could count on me to donate.
    Where does he get his marketing money then? Unless they make him cover up the I-State logo on the floor, that game is on ESPN and will be marketed to the entire country.



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Does Pollard have any control of Hilton or is it still run through the Iowa State Center. If you guys remember, one of the benefits of the practice facility was that we wouldn't have to pay rent to practice at our OWN facility, due to the way we ceded control/rights for the management over to a third party.



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Let's move on from all of HB saga..... If he doesn't wanna be part of Iowa State, so be it. I will still cheer for Ames HS, so we can cheer for Doug McD!



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Where does he get his marketing money then? Unless they make him cover up the I-State logo on the floor, that game is on ESPN and will be marketed to the entire country.
    ESPN did a very good job of cutting off the Iowa State logo from their broadcast picture at the signing ceremony-they could easily find a way not to show the ISU logo on the basketball floor. Or, the ESPN announcers will probably call it the Illinois State gym. Any way you cut it, it won't do a thing for us.


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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by greatshu View Post
    Let's move on from all of HB saga..... If he doesn't wanna be part of Iowa State, so be it.
    Kind of hard to do when there is an ESPN game featuring him on our home court!



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    the ESPN announcers will probably call it the Illinois State gym. Any way you cut it, it won't do a thing for us.
    I was wondering about Friday nights basketball game. If there were any replays of that out in New York or something, how are people able to know if I State is Iowa State or Idaho State. I know the floor color scheme/jersey color scheme is the obvious answer but still...

    Also don't know if it was mentioned but McD was wearing orange/black Ames High colored tie Friday night during the game fwiw.



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Anyone else, not going now?



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    Worst part is tickets don't go on sale until tomorrow, if they had gone on sale a week earlier they probably would have sold a bunch more.



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    Re: Ames High/ Waukegan game at Hilton

    pollard should cancel that game - tell ames high to play it in their own gym and espn to go to hell - it's not like espn gives a **** about us anyway



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