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    E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    Please take the time to e-mail your United States Senators, Congressman, State Representative, and State Senator regarding conference re-alignment. It may be too late to invoke change; however, please take the time. If the odds are even 5% of political intervention at this late stage it is worth your time.

    The following is a sample letter to be used for a member of your Congressional Delegation:

    Dear Congressman ________:

    I am sure you are aware of the crisis that Iowa State University is currently experiencing. Due to conference re-alignment the Cyclones may be forced out of a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conference. This would cost Iowa State University tens of millions of dollars in revenue over the next decade and not only hurt Iowa State University but the state’s overall economy.

    I am begging you do whatever you can as a United States Congressman to intervene in this process. Three possible things that could be done are: (1) Call for Congressional hearings into the possible violations of Anti-Trust laws that may be occurring by other Universities and Conferences throughout the county during this re-alignment process; (2) Call for an end to tax benefits for donations to a school’s athletic department. If college athletics is going to be about nothing more than greed, money, and large television contracts then individuals and corporations should not see a tax benefit for these contributions; and (3) Put pressure on the Iowa Board of Regents to have President Sally Mason of the University of Iowa vote “no” on all Big Ten expansion proposals that would not include Iowa State University.

    I know you care. Tens of millions of dollars are at stake for Iowa State University and the state’s overall economy. Please act now.

    The following is a sample for your State Senator or State Representative:

    Dear State Senator ______:

    I am sure you are aware of the crisis that Iowa State University is currently experiencing. Due to conference re-alignment the Cyclones may be forced out of a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conference. This would cost Iowa State University tens of millions of dollars in revenue over the next decade and not only hurt Iowa State University but the state’s overall economy.

    I am begging you do whatever you can as a State Senator to intervene in this process. Three possible things that could be done are: (1) Put pressure on the Iowa Board of Regents to have President Sally Mason of the University of Iowa vote “no” on all Big Ten expansion proposals that would not include Iowa State University; (2) Have the Iowa Department of Economic Development allocate funds for marketing Iowa State University to Big Ten University Presidents, the Big Ten Commissioner, and the outside consulting firm the Big Ten has hired to explore expansion; and (3) Look for possible anti-trust violations that may be occurring by other Universities and Conferences throughout the country in this re-alignment process.

    I know you care. Tens of millions of dollars are at stake for Iowa State University and the state’s overall economy. Please act now.



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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    It would be nice to have some actual numbers for this, but the Rag is too busy hate-blogging.



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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    Too bad I live out of the motherland or else I would send a few emails off to the representatives. Good idea and effort P.



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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    This 'crisis' is exactly what I want my elected officials spending their time on.



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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    This 'crisis' is exactly what I want my elected officials spending their time on.
    No doubt. We can't seem to get worked up enough to make them come to heel on real problems, and **** like this only gives them an excuse to grandstand for the peanut gallery.



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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    This process should absolutely be considered by the Iowa legislature. Iowa State is a land grant university and much support and funding comes from the state. It has been well documented in previous threads that conference realignment ramifications go a lot deeper than just sport.


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    What good is it going to do. Even if Iowa didnt vote in this they are only one vote of 11. ISU has a better chance joining the Big 10 by its ties in the conference.


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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    "I am begging you to...".

    That sounds desperate. Are we there yet?


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    I agree with Tube1.
    Sweeeeeeet...

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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    "I am begging you to...".

    That sounds desperate. Are we there yet?
    Absolutely.


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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    Can you explain how ISU is being "forced" out of the Big 12?? That in itself is an inaccurate statement.

    ISU holds no power in this but the Big 12 teams together do.


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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Can you explain how ISU is being "forced" out of the Big 12?? That in itself is an inaccurate statement.

    ISU holds no power in this but the Big 12 teams together do.
    When you e-mail your elected officials please tighten up the language. Thanks BigBake!



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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    Bump Sauce and Good Night!



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    Great idea, just hope it works



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    Bump Sauce and Good Morning! Don't forget to e-mail your elected officials to act now!



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    Re: E-Mail Your Elected Officials Regarding Conference Re-Alignment Sample Letters

    Yep. I'd rather have my elected officials working on this than trying to come up with a way to prevent BP from dumping millions of gallons of oil into our gulf on a daily basis, getting our troops home safely or helping to reduce the unemployment rate from a suicidal rate.



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