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    Letter from GG and JP

    How does this show up on a Baylor board before it does here?! Granted CF is running really slow for me right now so this could be up already....

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    Iowa State President's Letter on Realignment - BaylorFans.com Message Boards

    Iowa State University releases letter on conference realignment

    Published: Friday, June 4, 2010 2:20 PM CDT
    Bobby La Gesse
    Sports Editor

    Iowa State president Dr. Gregory Geoffroy and athletic director Jamie Pollard posted a letter on the Iowa State athletic website Friday in regard to conference realignment.

    Here is the letter:

    Dear Cyclone alumni, fans and friends of the University,

    This week, we participated in the Big 12 Conference spring meetings in which a major topic of discussion was potential conference re-alignment. With the immense speculation and media attention given to this issue, we felt it was important for you to hear directly from us.

    We believe the Big 12 Conference is the perfect fit for Iowa State University. We are committed to our membership in the Big 12, and we are optimistic that the conference will remain intact. However, we also recognize that the long-term viability of the Big 12 Conference is not in our control - it is in the hands of just a few of our fellow member institutions.

    Iowa State and several other members of the Big 12 Conference are especially vulnerable under some of the re-alignment scenarios currently circulating, particularly one involving expansion of the Pac-10. We are doing everything in our power to represent the best interests of Iowa State in these discussions, but we also are sensitive to the huge uncertainty that has been created and recognize that the situation could evolve in directions that are not aligned with our interests.

    We understand and share your concerns about Iowa State athletics and the Big 12 Conference. We are still optimistic that the Big 12 will remain intact and continue to be one of our nation's premier athletics conferences, but we must be ready to act if that does not prove to be the case. We will keep in touch as the situation unfolds, and we appreciate your understanding.

    Go Cyclones!

    Dr. Gregory Geoffroy
    President

    Jamie Pollard
    Director of Athletics



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    wow baylor has a message board?



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    It's actually pretty decent. Just stumbled onto it from another thread.



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

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    How does this show up on a Baylor board before it does here?! Granted CF is running really slow for me right now so this could be up already....

    Ames Tribune > Ames Tribune > Sports
    Iowa State President's Letter on Realignment - BaylorFans.com Message Boards

    Iowa State University releases letter on conference realignment

    Published: Friday, June 4, 2010 2:20 PM CDT
    Bobby La Gesse
    Sports Editor

    Iowa State president Dr. Gregory Geoffroy and athletic director Jamie Pollard posted a letter on the Iowa State athletic website Friday in regard to conference realignment.

    Here is the letter:

    Dear Cyclone alumni, fans and friends of the University,

    This week, we participated in the Big 12 Conference spring meetings in which a major topic of discussion was potential conference re-alignment. With the immense speculation and media attention given to this issue, we felt it was important for you to hear directly from us.

    We believe the Big 12 Conference is the perfect fit for Iowa State University. We are committed to our membership in the Big 12, and we are optimistic that the conference will remain intact. However, we also recognize that the long-term viability of the Big 12 Conference is not in our control - it is in the hands of just a few of our fellow member institutions.

    Iowa State and several other members of the Big 12 Conference are especially vulnerable under some of the re-alignment scenarios currently circulating, particularly one involving expansion of the Pac-10. We are doing everything in our power to represent the best interests of Iowa State in these discussions, but we also are sensitive to the huge uncertainty that has been created and recognize that the situation could evolve in directions that are not aligned with our interests.

    We understand and share your concerns about Iowa State athletics and the Big 12 Conference. We are still optimistic that the Big 12 will remain intact and continue to be one of our nation's premier athletics conferences, but we must be ready to act if that does not prove to be the case. We will keep in touch as the situation unfolds, and we appreciate your understanding.

    Go Cyclones!

    Dr. Gregory Geoffroy
    President

    Jamie Pollard
    Director of Athletics
    That doesn't sound very encouraging.


    Go Cyclones!!

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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    I'm curious what they have in mind by 'must be ready to act'



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I'm curious what they have in mind by 'must be ready to act'
    grab the lube and hope for the best



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    That doesn't sound very encouraging.
    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I'm curious what they have in mind by 'must be ready to act'

    To me this said two things:

    A- We're SOL
    B- We're not going to ship off to a lower conference without fighting to get something good, but we realize this is probably a losing battle.



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    That doesn't sound very encouraging.
    Agree.

    It's easy to read too much into words, but this has alot of "not much we can do about it."

    Particularly don't think that "optimistic" is a good substitute for "confident"



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    That doesn't sound very encouraging.
    Agreed. Time for JP to get on the phone with Alvarez and Geoffroy to call up the Penn St. President (who's name escapes me, but I know they were colleagues at some point)



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    That doesn't sound very encouraging.
    Didn't anybody find this encouraging, or just BS ??

    We are still optimistic that the Big 12 will remain intact and continue to be one of our nation's premier conference.......


    "We are first and foremost an educational institution that values integrity, honesty and treating others with fairness and respect".

    -ISU President Gregory Geoffroy; circa May 2003.

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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    I don't like the sound of that. Especially the part about the fate of ISU is in the hands of a few (one) fellow conference member(s).



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    Agreed. Time for JP to get on the phone with Alvarez and Geoffroy to call up the Penn St. President (who's name escapes me, but I know they were colleagues at some point)
    it was that time 6 months ago. you think a couple of phone calls with old colleagues is going to do us any good at this.



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Translation- As always, Texas calls the shots and we are at its mercy.



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Site has been down since the letter went out.



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    Re: Letter from GG and JP

    Definitely does not give me anymore confidence.



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