Successful FB at the expense of MBB?

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Top 15 FB every year in exchange for eliminating MBB at ISU??

  1. Yes! Give me BCS bowls!

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  2. No way Jose!

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  1. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    I realize this would never happen, but I'm curious as to people's opinion. This would help identify if ISU is trending towards a "FB school" as well.

    The question is:

    Would you support eliminating the MBB program at ISU if you knew ISU could have a Top 15 FB program every year in exchange?
     
  2. superman_101680

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    Eliminate or just not be good year in and year out? I doubt anyone would be willing to cut it for the sake of one good sport.
     
  3. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    I'd cut football to be good at basketball. I think there's a better chance of us being a top basketball team than a top football team.
     
  4. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like this is going to be a runaway. If there ever came a day where someone decided it would be a good idea to do away with the MBB I think there would be mass revolt.
     
  5. clone52

    clone52 Well-Known Member

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    Name one powerhouse football school that also doesn't have a good to great basketball program. This is a pointless question.
     
  6. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    Being devil's advocate, a healthy football program is more important to a big school than a healthy men's basketball program.
     
  7. clonedude

    clonedude Well-Known Member

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    That isn't an option. Without the football revenue, the basketball team would be awful. I think there are only a small handful of schools that can survive off of just basketball. Duke comes to mind. I know Duke has a football team, but does anyone even show up?
     
  8. kgreeny

    kgreeny Well-Known Member

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    Neb would come to mind. (given they have not been a powerhouse as of late)

    Also our friends to the east would tell you that they are a powerhouse.:biglaugh:
     
  9. cloneu

    cloneu Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't want to cut the program, but I would be just fine with the option of the basketball team never being better than they were this year and have a football team that is a top 15 program.
     
  10. Bobber

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    Iowa:jimlad::jimlad::jimlad:
     
  11. mcblogerson

    mcblogerson Well-Known Member

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    I'd be willing to sacrifice the baseball team for a couple minor bowl games. What? We already did that?

    I'd be willing to sacrifice the wrestling and women's bb to relive the success of the Floyd era.
     
  12. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    I know it's a silly question, but wanted to see how important a nat'l recognized winning FB program is to all of you.

    Would you sacrifice MBB to achieve it? By sacrifice, I mean no MBB program at ISU (yes I know this would never happen).
     
  13. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    I'd do the opposite and sacrifice the FB team if we could consistently have a top 15 MBB team.
     
  14. superman_101680

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    I would argue that it's very tough to have both football and basketball do well at the D1 level. The majority of institutions are either a power house in one and not both.
     
  15. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have a problem seeing the men's basketball program go away if it means football contends for BCS games. ISU MBB has become hard to watch the last few years.
     
  16. MontyBurns

    MontyBurns Well-Known Member

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    Texas, Florida, and Ohio State have done pretty well at both for most of the last decade, if not longer. In fact in 2006, Florida creamed Ohio State in both the BCS football championship game and the NCAA basketball championship game.
     
  17. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I would give up basketball all together if it meant we were Top 25 in football every single year. I'm a much bigger football fan than basketball, though.
     
  18. clone52

    clone52 Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention USC and Oklahoma.
     
  19. Balls

    Balls Well-Known Member

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    If we could be a Top 15 team in either sport "all the time" I would be ok with just one sport. I think it would be better to be great at one versus what we have had the last 5 years.

    Of course, would like to be good to great at both, but Top 15 all the time is better then we have had lately.
     
  20. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    Schools like Kentucky, UNC and Duke would disagree with you.
     

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