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    Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads and Cyclone athletics director Jamie Pollard are in New York to participate in Monday's opening bell ceremony of the NASDAQ stock exchange. The ceremony begins at approximately 8:15 a.m. CST. Fans can watch the ceremony streamed live at NASDAQ.com. Rhoads and Pollard join Minnesota head football coach Tim Brewster in the Big Apple as part of events leading up to the Insight Bowl between the two schools on Dec. 31 in Tempe, Ariz.



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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    Now if only helping with opening would mean that we get a percentage of the money exchanged that day.


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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    The NASDAQ South Endzone?

    Sounds good to me Pollard



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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    Or NASDAQ field at Jack Trice Stadium. I'll send JP an email right now to get him working on that.


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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    Wow, I thought you were going to announce the CF IPO and you had JP and CPR lined up to ring the opening bell!

    Maybe next year



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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by kansascy View Post
    Wow, I thought you were going to announce the CF IPO and you had JP and CPR lined up to ring the opening bell!

    Maybe next year
    That would be great, because then, while I'll still be a student, I'll hopefully be a little bit less poor as a grad student then I am now as an undergrad.


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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    Why not just Insight Field at Jack Trice Stadium? They seem to be in love with us.



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    Huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads and Cyclone athletics director Jamie Pollard are in New York to participate in Monday's opening bell ceremony of the NASDAQ stock exchange. The ceremony begins at approximately 8:15 a.m. CST. Fans can watch the ceremony streamed live at NASDAQ.com. Rhoads and Pollard join Minnesota head football coach Tim Brewster in the Big Apple as part of events leading up to the Insight Bowl between the two schools on Dec. 31 in Tempe, Ariz.

    How does ringing a bell at a stock exchange relate to PR for the Insight Bowl? I appreciate the fact that they are trying to stir up support, but I don't quite see how this would do it.



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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    They should get some advice from this guy

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I-4XS3XtZQ]YouTube - texas tech bell ringer[/ame]



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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    i gotta say, i've never heard of such a thing.



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    Re: Huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    How does ringing a bell at a stock exchange relate to PR for the Insight Bowl? I appreciate the fact that they are trying to stir up support, but I don't quite see how this would do it.
    It appears to make no sense but for whatever reason it is an Insight Bowl tradition:

    Oklahoma State/Indiana 2007:
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. [NSIT] - 12/12/2007

    Minnesota/Texas Tech 2006:
    Video Library - wcco.com

    Arizona State/Rutgers 2005:
    Press Release: Insight Bowl Chairman to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell; Upcoming Insight Bowl Matchup Between Arizona State University and Rutgers University. - Business Wire | HighBeam Research: Online Press Releases


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    Jamie Pollard, 2005-. 4 years. 1 bowl game, 0 NCAA's, 0 NIT's. Postseason participation: 13%. The next big step.

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    Re: Rhoads and Pollard Help Open NASDAQ Monday

    The Insight Corporation is a big player in the NASDAQ.


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