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    Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    A friend of mine with the ISU Foundation told me this evening that both Graham Spanier, president of Penn State (and ISU grad) and Stanley O. Ikenberry, president of Illinois, are pushing for Iowa State to be invited to the Big Ten.
    Both Spanier and Ikenberry came to know Greg Geoffroy when they were all at Penn State. Ikenberry is also a very good friend of our provost, Elizabeth Hoffman.

    Spanier and Ikenberry are dominant figures among Big Ten presidents. This could be promising news.



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    A friend of mine with the ISU Foundation told me this evening that both Graham Spanier, president of Penn State (and ISU grad) and Stanley O. Ikenberry, president of Illinois, are pushing for Iowa State to be invited to the Big Ten.
    Both Spanier and Ikenberry came to know Greg Geoffroy when they were all at Penn State. Ikenberry is also a very good friend of our provost, Elizabeth Hoffman.

    Spanier and Ikenberry are dominant figures among Big Ten presidents. This could be promising news.
    so you're telling me there's a chance...


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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    If that's remotely true, that's great.



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    ****, if we get in I am going to party nightly for a MONTH. I don't think we've got a chance in hell. if only it wasn't about money.


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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    ****, if we get in I am going to party nightly for a MONTH. I don't think we got a chance in hell. if only it wasn't about money.
    I'm not saying we have a great chance either, since it is all about money. But our school is very highly respected in the Big Ten, and if my source is correct, at least two presidents think we're a great fit.



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    A friend of mine with the ISU Foundation told me this evening that both Graham Spanier, president of Penn State (and ISU grad) and Stanley O. Ikenberry, president of Illinois, are pushing for Iowa State to be invited to the Big Ten.
    Both Spanier and Ikenberry came to know Greg Geoffroy when they were all at Penn State. Ikenberry is also a very good friend of our provost, Elizabeth Hoffman.

    Spanier and Ikenberry are dominant figures among Big Ten presidents. This could be promising news.
    Thanks for sharing and I agree about the news. When it comes to presidents, politics is politics. Delaney gets his tv sets in exchange, the presidents get a school that is up to estalished standards.



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    We may have 2 piddly presidents on our side, but we have something major against us...



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Just don't see it happening.

    If it's one team, I still think it will be a team on the East Coast. More money and TV sets.



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mowilly View Post
    Thanks for sharing and I agree about the news. When it comes to presidents, politics is politics. Delaney gets his tv sets in exchange, the presidents get a school that is up to estalished standards.
    Even if I was living as a UNLV fan in Montana I would rather see an ISU/Minnesota match up than an Illinois/Rutgers.


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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Highly unlikely, but if the Big 10 wants to go to 16 teams, then they need to add 5. All of a sudden they are going to have to add a few that aren't exactly up to the high standards that Iowa fans seem to think they have.



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Fits with what I heard as well.



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    ****, if we get in I am going to party nightly for a MONTH. I don't think we got a chance in hell. if only it wasn't about money.
    Count me in on the party.



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    Even if I was living as a UNLV fan in Montana I would rather see an ISU/Minnesota match up than an Illinois/Rutgers.
    That is great



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    Re: Illinois, Penn State lobbying for ISU?

    Logistically it is a perfect fit as well. If they go for the 4x4 systems you could have Iowa, ISU, Minn, Neb or Missuri in the same division. All close to each other and has that natural rivalry to them.


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