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    In Our Lifetime?

    In your lifetime do you think Iowa State will ever win a national Championship in football or basketball?

    My buddies usually discuss this question after we suffer a heartbreaking defeat in either sport. Most of us are 21 or 22 and we don't know if it will ever happen, what a depressing thought...

    That being said I think it is more realistic to think we can win one in Basketball other than football, but the way football works and the conference we are in, I firmly believe that with the right team we may able to catch lighting in a season and who knows?


    (Note this is not a bashing thread, but simply a thread to help my boredom and for discussion)


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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    I'm 21 and I doubt it happens in my lifetime.



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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    That's tough. I will say yes. I think PR can do it.


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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    Football is probably not realistic. I'm 30. If Pollard keeps giving GMAC extensions he will be the coach here for 30 more years. Now i'm sixty. 3-4 years cleaning up his mess. I'm 64-65. Probably die somewhere in there. No i don't think so.



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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    I'll be 40 in November. I sure hope to God yes. to answer the question, no.


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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    It's possible if we're talking basketball.

    If we're talking football, even if we we're talking several generations, I don't see it happening.


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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    I don't know.....Kansas was close a few years ago in football. If they can do it, then we can. All it takes is an easy schedule, a great group of seniors, and some luck.

    KU had all of that, and then just choked against Mizzou. They then went on and beat up on VT in the Orange Bowl, proving that they were legit.



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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    Low expectations, low results!

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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    I'm 22, and I'm going to say probably not. I'm going to go even further and say that I would not be suprised if we aren't ever close by the time I die (i.e. a Final Four, top 4 BCS finish).



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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    Pollard and McDermott have dug a really deep hole for ISU in basketball. I don't think people realize how deep this hole is. We have the image of a losing program now, and that impacts recruiting. Competing coaches can just say "Why would you want to go there? That's a losing program." For this reason, I actually think we may taste success (perhaps not a national championship, but say top-25 rankings) sooner in football than basketball.



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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    I don't know.....Kansas was close a few years ago in football. If they can do it, then we can. All it takes is an easy schedule, a great group of seniors, and some luck.

    KU had all of that, and then just choked against Mizzou. They then went on and beat up on VT in the Orange Bowl, proving that they were legit.
    I will throw Texas Tech in there as well. How about West Virginia? I am not saying it will happen but with the right run of luck it could happen.


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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    kind of depressing. I wonder why im even a fan.



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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    Realistically I can't see us winning the Big 12 Conference Championship in football for a while at least. The north, yes, but we need to do that before even thinking about a national title.
    Basketball, we need to win a few more road games before thinking about that too. I would say that's a better shot.



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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    Sorry OP made it to the 4th post before someone could not follow instructions...


    Highly unlikely considering in 100+ years of History ISU has not been able to so far...



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    Re: In Our Lifetime?

    As crazy as this may sound, I think there's a greater chance of the programs being cut/moving to a lower level/a major shakeup in college athletics happening than ISU ever winning a national title. The landscape of college athletics keeps changing, and it's crazy to think about what sports will be like in as few as 10 years, much less 20 or 30.



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