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    So......... what about all the other sports?

    Yeah, yeah, I know football is king and that's all that matters to most people in this whole realignment ordeal. But what do you think will happen to our other smaller sports if ISU ends up becoming some tiny conference nobody? If there's anything ISU has some bragging rights over, it's our dominance in sports that the rest of the general public doesn't really care about.

    As an avid fan of both, I would absolutely hate to see our nationally ranked volleyball and women's basketball teams suffer because of it. The Big XII is (or should I say was) a total powerhouse for both those sports, and I can't see us being as good or being taken as seriously without that constant high caliber competition throughout the season. Can you even imagine how fast those big checks would come waving at Christy and Bill? Same goes for wrestling. Even for men's basketball to an extent; sure we're pretty awful right now, but getting stuck in a nothing conference leaves little room to ever bounce back and get our tradition back.



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    Re: So......... what about all the other sports?

    I think Women's BBall will be just fine. I think Wrestling will be just fine. I've heard radio folks say they will have problems but it is not reality.

    Boise St competes in the PAC10 in wrestling. Wrestling may go into a "district" thing to ensure ISU keeps wrestling NU and Mizzou, or it may not - but anything is possible.

    In the Big Ten, half of the Div 1 hockey teams don't play each other in league. There is no real Big Ten hockey. Regional and traditional leagues trump conference.

    Guess what I'm saying is the "other sports" have a way of working themselves out.

    If this means we wrestle Bakersfield on a home-and-home, so be it. Bring on Chattanooga, Cornell, etc. Better, bigger home meets against national powers isn't so bad... nor is trying a few more on the road.

    As for WBB - never, EVER bet against Fennelly. Whatever league we wind up in, we'll compete very single year. He doesn't even have bad years anymore - he just reloads.

    As far as track & field - we'll be just fine. It's easier to be a contender even if you don't have a giant "XII" on your back - just ask Houston, or Arkansas.

    The big losers? Maybe women's softball. Then again they may have moderate success against more equal opponents and lead to even more rejuvenation of the sport.

    I don't see a huge drop in the "other sports" except new challenges, and possibly new opportunities for success.


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    Re: So......... what about all the other sports?

    Track and field doesn't really compete "in conference" until the conference meet. Most of the other competitions are open events so that will not be a big deal ( look at UNI before bucknum went to ark). We would probably find greater success in that sport. Idk about the others bc I didn't compete in those.



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    Re: So......... what about all the other sports?

    Quote Originally Posted by KneeGusto View Post
    I think Women's BBall will be just fine. I think Wrestling will be just fine. I've heard radio folks say they will have problems but it is not reality.

    Boise St competes in the PAC10 in wrestling. Wrestling may go into a "district" thing to ensure ISU keeps wrestling NU and Mizzou, or it may not - but anything is possible.

    In the Big Ten, half of the Div 1 hockey teams don't play each other in league. There is no real Big Ten hockey. Regional and traditional leagues trump conference.

    Guess what I'm saying is the "other sports" have a way of working themselves out.

    If this means we wrestle Bakersfield on a home-and-home, so be it. Bring on Chattanooga, Cornell, etc. Better, bigger home meets against national powers isn't so bad... nor is trying a few more on the road.

    As for WBB - never, EVER bet against Fennelly. Whatever league we wind up in, we'll compete very single year. He doesn't even have bad years anymore - he just reloads.

    As far as track & field - we'll be just fine. It's easier to be a contender even if you don't have a giant "XII" on your back - just ask Houston, or Arkansas.

    The big losers? Maybe women's softball. Then again they may have moderate success against more equal opponents and lead to even more rejuvenation of the sport.

    I don't see a huge drop in the "other sports" except new challenges, and possibly new opportunities for success.
    I think you are kidding yourself. If we have to move to a "lower tier" conference our revenue is going to take a huge hit due to lower conference payouts. That means less money to funnel to these sports that are always in the red from a budget standpoint.



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    Re: So......... what about all the other sports?

    Wasn't Cornell a top 5 wrestling team this year? I can't imagine they have a big budget. I think our wrestling program would be fine.



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    Re: So......... what about all the other sports?

    The problem that we may run into is the travel money. If the women's softball team has to travel all over the country now to play it's conference games, it's travel a budget is going to sky rocket and the athletic department probably doesn't have the money to keep funding it. If something like that happens and we loose a woman's sport, we are going to have to loose a mens sport as well and that's where things could get dicey.


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    Re: So......... what about all the other sports?

    I don't think we can drop anymore sports and still be d-I. I may be wrong about that.



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    Re: So......... what about all the other sports?

    They don't care about the other sports. Or Iowa State. They only care about how many people you can fill your football stadium with.



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    Re: So......... what about all the other sports?

    Think about the level of competition the womens bball and volleyball would then be playing during the conference season. It definitely won't be Texas, Nebraska, etc. For that reason alone it would hurt. And i don't think BF would be getting the colorado and michigan miss basketball if we go MWC.


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