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    Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Just posted to Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports.

    June 11, 2010


    Dear Cyclone alumni, fans and friends of the University,

    In the past two days, the University of Colorado and the University of Nebraska have announced that they are leaving the Big 12 Conference for other affiliations. We are deeply disappointed in their decisions, and we are concerned about how those decisions impact Iowa State University.

    Over the next several days, the presidents and directors of athletics of the Big 12 member institutions will be discussing options and potential initiatives that we may take in order to move forward in light of the Colorado and Nebraska decisions. Be assured, we will continue to do everything in our power to represent the best interests of Iowa State University in these discussions; it is also important to understand that actions taken by other member institutions are beyond our control.

    We should never forget that Iowa State University is an outstanding academic and research institution with a proud history of student-athletes succeeding in the classroom and in competition. Keep in mind during the past year our student-athletes were first in the Big 12 Conference in graduation rates, and Iowa State has enjoyed our highest ranking ever in the Learfield Director’s Cup standings, which measures competitive success. But as all of the discussions about conference realignment illustrate, the future of college athletics appears to be less about academics and competitive success and more about money, as measured by television viewership and the associated revenues.

    We appreciate your longstanding loyalty to Iowa State and certainly understand and share your concern for the future of the Big 12 Conference and the potential impact on our institution. Thank you for your understanding and, we will keep you informed as developments occur.

    Go Cyclones!

    Dr. Gregory Geoffroy
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    Jamie Pollard
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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    boom.


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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    At least he didn't say "We are firmly committed to the Big 12" again.



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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    I'm afraid we're going to have to turn into an Ivy League type school. Great acadamics, but ho hum athletics.

    I kinda feel like the ulgy girl that didn't get asked out to prom.



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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    But as all of the discussions about conference realignment illustrate, the future of college athletics appears to be less about academics and competitive success and more about money, as measured by television viewership and the associated revenues.
    = Iowa State is screwed!



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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Well, at least it's something...I guess.



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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    of course we are Iowa State so the chances of us getting screwed stand at about 95%



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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Not much more they can say at this point...


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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Get in front of the camera and stop hiding behind emails



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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    That tells us nothing.



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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Quote Originally Posted by Elk4CY View Post
    That tells us nothing.
    I think it tells you everything you didn't want to know.


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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    and share your concern for the future of the Big 12 Conference and the potential impact on our institution.

    According to KXNO, there will be no impact on the institution


    Last edited by 3GenClone; 06-11-2010 at 02:48 PM.

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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lastplace View Post
    Get in front of the camera and stop hiding behind emails
    and say?



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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    and say?
    Exactly, how would them being on t.v. make a statement at this point any better? "just because?"


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    Re: Update from Pollard/Geoffroy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    I'm afraid we're going to have to turn into an Ivy League type school. Great acadamics, but ho hum athletics.

    I kinda feel like the ulgy girl that didn't get asked out to prom.
    i think we're not quite ivy league....



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