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    Smile Let's talk about walk-ons

    Does every school have this many? Mark Currie, Mike Smith, Tyler Norman, Brock Jacobson, Sean Haluska, and now Petersen. Add Chris Ceasar, Jeff Bergstrom, and Dustin Streff who all just graduated or used up 3-4-5 years of eligibility. Some of these guys gave up scholarships to sit on the bench at dear old ISU. That's a lot of love for my favorite team.



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    I see your point and am starting to wonder if this isn't a little unusual seeing so many walk-ons. It's great to see so many kids wanting to be Cyclones. I usually think of these guys as a notch above championship intramural ballers but with this new group I am looking forward to the next Jeff Hornacek.


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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    It's not unusual to have this many walk-ons... what is unusual is that right now we have to talk about the walk-ons and how they might contribute to the team.



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    do the walk ons count for the graduation rates?



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    I'm probably the only person on here who doesn't know this, but I'll ask anyway: are walk-ons allowed to play in games? Or do they have to prove their abilities in practices until they are given a scholarship before they can play? I thought I'd read somewhere that the NCAA rules say that any player who sets foot onto the football field must be on scholarship, but that didn't make sense to me considering the size of BCS football teams. What's right?


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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    walk-ons can play and do



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    At least in basketball, walk-ons can play anytime during any game. They don't have to be put on scholarship to play. For example, last year Chris Ceaser was never on scholarship, but contributed some very key minutes, as well as Neal a couple years ago.



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    They can also play anytime in football I believe. Guys like Jesse Smith played last year not on scholarship.



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    Walk-ons can play in football as long as they are not receiving any other type of financial aid. If they are receiving anything for another sport or academics, they need to drop these before they can play in football.



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    Jeff Hornacek was a pretty good walkon.


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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    don't forget one more, Cameron Lee from Country Club Hills, Illinois, I believe he is still with the team as well!


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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Jeff Hornacek was a pretty good walkon.
    Once dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the Patron Saint of Walk-Ons.

    There were many times when Hornacek pulled our butts out of the fire.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cydar View Post
    Once dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the Patron Saint of Walk-Ons.

    There were many times when Hornacek pulled our butts out of the fire.
    Hornacek was the man...all Big 8 and how many NBA seasons did he play?



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    Maybe we need to give a scholarship to a graduating senior walk on every year to get someone to graduate on scholarship. Unfortunately, it seems like that is the only way some of our scholarship players will graduate.



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    Re: Let's talk about walk-ons

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Walk-ons can play in football as long as they are not receiving any other type of financial aid. If they are receiving anything for another sport or academics, they need to drop these before they can play in football.
    Where did you come up with this? Just curious.

    I knew of a couple friends who were walk-ons in football and they had academic scholarships from their local area Chamber of Commerces. I received financial aid and still played football as a walk-on.



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