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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Now we're doomed for sure.



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    I realize it is going to be difficult but please try to keep this from becoming a big political discussion. Let's try and discuss the story itself, not your thoughts/opinions on Chet Culver the politician.



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Before we get too excited, Gov. Vilsack said about the same thing in his crusade to "save" Maytag. We all know how well that went.

    That said - I appreciate the fact somebody in gov't has noticed


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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Well, I guess we know who responded to the Craigslist ad...



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Well, I don't think this can hurt...



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Talk is cheap. I'll believe it when I see it.



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    I hope he can do something rightr for once. He knows about the VT situation with the former gov. there.



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I realize it is going to be difficult but please try to keep this from becoming a big political discussion. Let's try and discuss the story itself, not your thoughts/opinions on Chet Culver the politician.
    Can we make comparisons to how potential candidates and former governors (Branstad) would react in this situation?


    I would be much more excited if it was Chuck speaking up.


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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Why are politics being involved at all? Sports should be devoid of political meddling. There are far more important things to worry for elected officials than conference realignment.


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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Personally, I love that he's at least stating SOMETHING about this. The past couple of days I've been wondering why the hell the state of Iowa is so quiet in all this. Does he really push for ISU if it comes down to it? Yet to be seen, but I, for one, appreciate the article.



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Quote Originally Posted by khehr View Post
    Why are politics being involved at all? Sports should be devoid of political meddling. There are far more important things to worry for elected officials than conference realignment.
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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Quote Originally Posted by khehr View Post
    Why are politics being involved at all? Sports should be devoid of political meddling. There are far more important things to worry for elected officials than conference realignment.
    That's not seeing the big picture. Universities are worth a heck of a lot in economic development for the state, and both ISU and UofI bring a LOT to the state of iowa. Remember that conferences are also not just about athletics, but academics as well. Were either to lose affiliation with a top tier conference, it would negatively effect the whole state.



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Pretty timely political posturing by Chester, don't ya think?



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    Re: Culver could push for ISU to Big Ten

    Quote Originally Posted by khehr View Post
    Why are politics being involved at all? Sports should be devoid of political meddling. There are far more important things to worry for elected officials than conference realignment.

    Get real. College athletics is a multi-million dollar industry and has an impact on the overall health of the university. You think that politicians should stay out?



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