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    Interesting question from another board....

    I was reading several message boards and on one of them somebody posed this question. Would you rather end up in a conference that gives you a better chance to win games (i.e. the MWC) or provides lots of cash (i.e. the new PAC 10)? I believe this individual was comparing CU shot at joining the PAC 10 where they will probably never finish above 13th in the league, but will be making a ton of money. So I ask is it more important to you for ISU to win, maybe go to the BCS, but make less money overall or be stuck in a conference where we see success maybe every few years or so, if at all, but make big time dollars?



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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    Personally, for ISU, I would take the money. Money leads to winning if you have the right mentality, coaches, etc. I think ISU has it all right now, we just dont have the money to get us where everyone desires.



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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I was reading several message boards and on one of them somebody posed this question. Would you rather end up in a conference that gives you a better chance to win games (i.e. the MWC) or provides lots of cash (i.e. the new PAC 10)? I believe this individual was comparing CU shot at joining the PAC 10 where they will probably never finish above 13th in the league, but will be making a ton of money. So I ask is it more important to you for ISU to win, maybe go to the BCS, but make less money overall or be stuck in a conference where we see success maybe every few years or so, if at all, but make big time dollars?
    If it meant going to the Big 10 or Pac 10, the decision is easy - go where the money is. Being in the Pac 10 or Big 10 would also protect our academic status which some people are convinced is in jeopardy in all this.


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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    Depends whether or not the non-profit status is removed from college athletics.



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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    Money -

    Sports, particulary at ISU, are more than just fb. I aspire for ISU to be great in FB, but I see the obstacles to true greatness.

    I CAN more readily see our BB programs, wrestling, volleyball and lesser sports be truely great. That takes cash. And, IMO, the prestige of a major conference with great exposure.



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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    I don't think people realize either that our pool to pick talent from will dwindle if we go to the MWC. We will be recruiting a different level of athlete.

    I also agree w/ Jdoggivjc. Big 10 is an academic conference. Academic conferences help schools much more than having a good football team. We will lose that in the MWC. That in itself will hurt ISU more than anything.



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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    take the money thats what this is all about


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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    Quote Originally Posted by nileo View Post
    I don't think people realize either that our pool to pick talent from will dwindle if we go to the MWC. We will be recruiting a different level of athlete.

    I also agree w/ Jdoggivjc. Big 10 is an academic conference. Academic conferences help schools much more than having a good football team. We will lose that in the MWC. That in itself will hurt ISU more than anything.
    Good points, I look at MWC as the unknown for ISU, do we really know what we can get out of it? Everything we see is how the conference sits with its current members, sometimes there are good things that can result from the unknown.



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    Re: Interesting question from another board....

    I think you will see a lot of fans unhappy with their teams situation in 6-8 years. Schools like A&M, Arizona State, Ok State, UCLA, etc., that could occasionally put together a 10 win season and make a run at a conference title are going to be pushed even farther down the pecking order in their conference. Now instead of 7 or 8 wins being the norm with 9 or 10 being considered really good, 6 or 7 wins becomes the norm with 8 or 9 being really good.



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