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    ISU a football or basketball school?

    Are we becoming a football school? Despite all the success that ISU had early in the last decade, football had more post season appearances between 2000 and 2009. What are we?

    Yes I know I left WBB off and I did so intentionally.



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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    Neither...like most schools out there.



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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    1976-1978 ISU = football school

    1979-1993 ISU = neither

    1994-1999 ISU = basketball school

    2000-2001 ISU = football AND basketball school. Good times.

    2002-2005 ISU = football school

    2006-present ISU = neither. Thanks, Jamie!


    Gene Smith, 1993-2000. 7 years, 6 NCAA's, 1 bowl game. Revenue sports postseason participation 50%. Good.
    Bruce Vandevelde, 2000-20005. 5 years, 4 bowl games, 2 NCAA's, 2 NIT's. Postseason participation 80%. Better.
    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: ISU a football or basketball school?

    Wrestling School...



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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    You are what bring in the most money, therefore at ISU it is football. Not many schools can claim to be a Basketball school.


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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    being a basketball school is more than mens basketball...just an fyi



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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    I'm still trying to figure out why anyone says we were a basketball school. Sure, our football team was miserable for years, but it's not like we had championship winning BBall teams until late 90s early '00s. Getting in the tournament was never a guarantee and that should be the first mark of a BBall school. I wouldn't even say you have to win championships to be a basketball school, but when I was at ISU, it was a big deal to make the NCAA tournament. IF that's the case, then we were never moer a BBall school than football school.

    Now looking at it from a fans perspective, yeah, BBall was probably more popular in the late 80s through early '00s, and Hilton was a big deal in those days, but all in all, I don't think a ton of teams got overly scared, on a yearly basis, that ISU was coming to town. All in all, football is where the big money is at. We need it to succeed.



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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    I think we are becoming more of a football school than we've been. I don't think of it in terms of wins and losses as much as which sport is more popular with the fan base, which I guess is tied to wins and losses. If I had to guess I would say basketball is more popular with the students, with the rest of the fan base fairly even.

    Maybe that should be a poll question. I'll start one.



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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    wrestling school.


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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    Although never in the same sentence as programs like KU and UCLA, from the hiring of Johnny Orr to March of 2006 this universities claim to fame has been basketball. Now it's hard to tell.



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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    ISU has at least won the Conference Championship in basketball in the last 50 years.

    In football they have never been close to being one of the best teams in the Conference.


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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    Easy question. We are neither. You need to ask fans of different teams about ISU to get a true answer. I'd bet all my credits on neither. Our future is brighter in football, no doubt.



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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Easy question. We are neither. You need to ask fans of different teams about ISU to get a true answer. I'd bet all my credits on neither. Our future is brighter in football, no doubt.
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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    Are we becoming a football school? Despite all the success that ISU had early in the last decade, football had more post season appearances between 2000 and 2009. What are we?

    Yes I know I left WBB off and I did so intentionally.
    Iowa State: The drinking school with the football problem.

    I really think our President is pursuing a goal of uniform excellence - across the board - in athletics.


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    Re: ISU a football or basketball school?

    In the past 30 years we have had 7 winning conference seasons in basketball and 2 in football. From that standpoint neither, although basketball has been better.



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