Possible Future ISU vs. Minnesota Basketball home and home ?

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  1. LLCoolJansma

    LLCoolJansma Well-Known Member

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    I saw Travis Hines/Marcus Fuller/Doogie Wolfen tweeting last night about the possibiliy of ISU playing Minnesota as a non conference game yearly. It doesn't make a lot of sense for Football but it appears ISU is in for basketball, Just waiting to get a response from powers for the U of M.

    I'm all for it... More exposure for Fred in Minnesota with a lot of targets that can get to the barn. Though I could see Richard trying to avoid this senerio.

    I saw it was being discussed on Gopherhole and I thought it was interesting.
    Interesting Twitter back and forth between M.Fuller and T.Hines on Minnesota vs ISU


    1. Travis Hines @TravisHines21
    2. @GophersNow I'm with you, but with the way ISU is attempting to recruit up there I think it's a long shot.

    1. [​IMG] Marcus R. Fuller @GophersNow
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    Nothing to gain for Hoiberg “@TravisHines21: I'm with you, but with the way ISU is attempting to recruit up there I think it's a long shot.â€￾
    11:24 PM - 25 Dec 2013

    Wolfson @DarrenWolfson
    Follow You got me thinking, @GophersNow & @TravisHines21, so I just checked. Word is the #Gophers need to say yes. ISU in on board for next year



    1. Marcus R. Fuller @GophersNow
    2. Nothing to gain for Hoiberg “@TravisHines21: I'm with you, but with the way ISU is attempting to recruit up there I think it's a long shot.â€￾


    1. [​IMG] Travis Hines @TravisHines21
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    @GophersNow Thinking the other way around. Would Pitino let ISU say "You'll play at home at least once" or let ISU get exposure in MPLS?
    11:29 PM - 25 Dec 2013

    Darren Wolfson@DarrenWolfson16m
    Heard again that #Cyclones will say yes to a hoops series starting next year. Silence thus far on #Gophers side. Logistics never easy.




     
  2. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    all the crap on twitter posts makes me hate the service.
     
  3. gogagig

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    yearly? i don't know if that's a lot of fun. We already have one Big 10 yearly.
     
  4. gocubs2118

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    I'd love it but don't see a reason why Minnesota would want to.
     
  5. loboclone

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    1971 the first game in Hilton was Minn. vs ISU We lost that night. Maury John coached. Yes I was there
     
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  6. swarthmoreCY

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    Here nor there
    Yes, it makes sense on the court, but little Pitino does not want ISU having an even stronger presence in MSP.
     
  7. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    Please make this happen!
     
  8. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, that's why I would love for it to happen but I doubt Pitino would go for it.
     
  9. RustShack

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    I'll take it, but I'm more interested in the SEC challenge. I wanna play Kentucky or at least Mizzou next year when we are loaded!
     
  10. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    Hoiborg to Minnesota.
     
  11. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    #11 swarthmoreCY, Dec 26, 2013
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    Maybe a Marquette going for a series now that they are in the New Big East?

    An ideal non-conference schedule would have have two non-Iowa Big 10 teams and a Missouri (SEC Challenge), Marquette, or even DePaul on it. Increase our presence in the midwest metros.
     
  12. F5cy

    F5cy Well-Known Member

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    Hey Rashad, how would you like to play vs. Minnesota once before you go pro?
     
  13. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    So thats you in your avatar pic I take it?
     
  14. LLCoolJansma

    LLCoolJansma Well-Known Member

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    True but that didn't stop JP from putting Michigan on ISU's schedule this year. Minny needs to stregthen their non-con and with the large Alumni base of ISU in the Twin Cities it would be a sell out in Mpls.
    Obviously, I would assume they would prefer not letting the Cyclones show off on their own court, but if Richard has any confidence in his team then he could see it as a good challenge and opportunity to get a quality early season win.
    I would predict he won't risk it but we'll see.
     
  15. kilgore_trout

    kilgore_trout Well-Known Member

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    Bring on the Badgers!
     
  16. CYphyllis

    CYphyllis Well-Known Member

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    Minnesota has a basketball team?
     
  17. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    This would be one major selling point, I would think. Beat us and show recruits we aren't that good (which isn't true obviously). The other thing I was thinking is that it might actually be in Minnesota's interest to create a rivalry with us. Local recruits who grow up rooting for the Gophers might actually think less about coming here if we were a hated rival.

    On the other hand, they could just field a good team and have all the built in advantages they should anyway.
     
  18. Cyclonesince78

    Cyclonesince78 Well-Known Member

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    Would love to do it, but Minnesota is too scared to say yes.
     
  19. RedlineSi

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    The nutjobs at Gopher hole think we are a lesser program and don't want to play us.......
     
  20. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    We had a home/home series with Minny in the recent past. Don't have any problems doing it again. We have beaten Minnesota that last 3 times we faced them.
     

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