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    Same path for ISU in the future?

    This is a great article that I found on the ESPN site about how Louisville has turned around their athletic program. Really made me optimistic about JP and his recent hires...

    ESPN - Forde: Louisville hanging with the big boys - Columnist


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    Re: Same path for ISU in the future?

    I see quite a few parallels, other than we're already in the mega-conference and we're not nearly as cocky...

    I almost see a similar article being written about Pollard 10 years from now (but of course, the baseball team will have to be brought back much sooner than that)


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    Re: Same path for ISU in the future?

    Having a wrestling powerhouse helps too. If football can ever become a regular winner, I think we have some exciting times ahead. But, hey compared to where we were when I was in college (93-98, hey it took a while but I was an engineer ), I like where we have been the last 7 years or so. The "problem" with success is once you taste it, you want more. I want more.



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    Re: Same path for ISU in the future?

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Having a wrestling powerhouse helps too. If football can ever become a regular winner, I think we have some exciting times ahead. But, hey compared to where we were when I was in college (93-98, hey it took a while but I was an engineer ), I like where we have been the last 7 years or so. The "problem" with success is once you taste it, you want more. I want more.
    I'm really not trying to be argumentative here but why do you think having a wrestling powerhouse helps?

    Wrestling is a very regional sport and actually has a pretty small number of schools involved across the nation. More importantly it is has virtually no television exposure which dooms it to always be a loser as far as revenues are concerned. Frankly, some other "minor" college sports are far more high profile than wrestling (baseball, softball, woman's basketball for sure get more TV time).

    I'm just curious why you would think wrestling helps.

    As for parallels, I agree their are some. However, UL started with a higher name recognition and has more of a national reputation (specifically from basketball) than ISU is starting with. ISU does have the advantage of being a long-time power conference member.

    The bottom line is that I just want to win...and win big. In football and in basketball most importantly...but in all sports!



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    Re: Same path for ISU in the future?

    Hey Clone One...I'm in the same boat I cheer for the Clones and whoever is playing the squawks.

    Come on people buy some more dam season football tix!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Same path for ISU in the future?

    I love the article and I hope we can parallel the model, but I can't see us doing it as quickly as they did. #1) We don't even have a baseball team and we certainly don't have any major benefactors lining up to give mega-millions to have their name on a stadium. #2) I like our coaching hires, but we haven't got anybody with the name wattage of Rick Petino! #3) If we played football in the Big East I could see a rapid fire renaissance, but the Big XII is a tad bit deeper. It's a nice little conference, but there's zero there in the name of long-time traditional powerhouse competition.

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    TEAM CONF. W-L OVERALL W-L
    Louisville 6-1 12-1
    Rutgers 5-2 11-2
    West Virginia 5-2 11-2
    South Florida 4-3 9-4
    Cincinnati 4-3 8-5
    Pittsburgh 2-5 6-6
    Connecticut 1-6 4-8
    Syracuse 1-6 4-8

    #4) Our athletic budget still isn't as big as Louisville's!

    JP would have to be a magician to accomplish what Jurich has done even if all things were equal; unfortunately they're not. I fear we'll have to mark our improvements the Merrill Lynch way - earn it through patient disciplined investment! Go Cyclones!


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    Re: Same path for ISU in the future?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    This is a great article that I found on the ESPN site about how Louisville has turned around their athletic program. Really made me optimistic about JP and his recent hires...

    ESPN - Forde: Louisville hanging with the big boys - Columnist
    Great Article!

    I go to Louisville football games every once in awhile, and it would blow the average ISU fan away.

    Let's Go State!

    :)

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