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    International Conference

    We should just start a new International Conference with schools from Around the world, specifically Canada, Europe, and Mexico. There could be a lot of money in it, there would be some great basketball, soccer teams (if nothing else) AND there would be some cool road destinations to travel to... Plus we could require them all to have American Football teams and then throttle them.

    Chew on this little suggestion... let it marinate for a short while, then let me know if you think this would fly... thanks



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    Re: International Conference

    Please stop posting.



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    Re: International Conference

    No. Not even the CFL.


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    Re: International Conference

    What we should do is use the banhammer on trolls.


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    Re: International Conference

    It sounds like a ton of fun, but practically, it can't work within the auspices of the NCAA, or, frankly any existing systems.

    Travel costs for non-revenue sports would be astronomical, although I'd love it if we could partner academically with our neighbors to the north for cross border events. Europe does not have an intercollegiate athletics system as we would define it. Canada's programs tend to be smaller scale. ISU's athletic program would be quite large in comparison to most large Canadian universities' athletic departments.

    So it simply isn't possible in this universe, but I would love to see some sort of exempt international basketball tournament be allowed in the summer, on U.S. campuses.



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    Re: International Conference

    I think we should play colleges on Mars.



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    Re: International Conference

    Well, once I thought we played a game on the moon, but then I realized it was just Brian Bosworth's backside.



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    Re: International Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I think we should play colleges on Mars.
    +1 to this.


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    Re: International Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    What we should do is use the banhammer on trolls.
    Is that a threat?



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    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    Is that a threat?
    Nope....more of an...I'm just tired of certain hawk and husker fans...if you aren't one of those, my bad.

    As far as the idea, it'd be great...if international travel wasn't so costly. Think of all the hassles of getting athletes from 5 or 6 countries together. We're talking about doubling the size of the athletics dept just to fill out visa paperwork.


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    Re: International Conference

    ;) Uh...with games in Oklahoma and Mizzou, wich are both places you should carry a passport ... isn't the Big 12 already international? ;)



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    Re: International Conference

    Can you even name another college in Europe besides Cambridge and Oxford?



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    Re: International Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    What we should do is use the banhammer on trolls.
    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    Is that a threat?



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    Re: International Conference

    First off, where are we going to get funding for that. Secondly, what about the students athletes. It would take at least two days just for traveling to Europe.



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    Re: International Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    First off, where are we going to get funding for that. Secondly, what about the students athletes. It would take at least two days just for traveling to Europe.
    Now break down the Mars idea.


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