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Discussion in 'Volleyball' started by Cyfan1965, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    Gymnastics is at Beyer, wrestling at Lied, and volleyball at Hilton. If ever the Armory was in the mix, you could put volleyball offices/team facilities in there or added on. To me, the location is great - tons of parking for fans to the north for evening/weekend events.
     
  2. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    Again, I guess this is a moot point - but there is plenty of parking in the lots behind Molecular Biology and Metals Development to the north - that is much better than many campus venues for VB. Events for all three sports are in evenings or on weekends - those lots are empty.
     
  3. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    I wish the Dickson Jensen facility near Sukup would have been purposed as an ISU VB venue instead.
     
  4. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how often they do it, but I've seen the volleyball team practicing in Beyer as well.
     
  5. gizzsdad

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    Volleyball splits practice between Hilton and Forker.
     
  6. Cybirdy

    Cybirdy Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say volleyball does time in Forker. They are doing remodeling there, but not sure what it encompasses. Usually we do swim lessons there for our kids but haven't done that since summer.

    I know there are individual donors that help out volleyball as well.
     
  7. Cyfan1965

    Cyfan1965 Active Member

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    Chris Tamas is the new head coach at IL- NU assistant and former assistant at Cal Poly
     
  8. Sobchakcyclone

    Sobchakcyclone Well-Known Member

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    Well, now I guess we don't have to wonder, or worry.

    Why take the IL job, when you can recruit some of their best players? Plus, CJL looks for her type of athlete, student, and person. I respect her for that. She just has to make it work and win.
     
  9. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

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    Came up to that game was so disappointing, we had the crowd, even sent up the pep band, just couldn't get it done in the end.
     
  10. Cyclad

    Cyclad Active Member

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    I know it's a different sport, but I asked Alex Golesch about Illinois football.
    He said academics really hurt their recruiting as they have pretty high standards (may not impact vb). Said Chicago is not Illinois country, and they will
    Not support the university unless they are really good. Notre dame is #1 there, plus many other b10 teams are equal on a second tier level. He did say it is hard to get kids out of Illinois because it is so indoctrinated into b10 country. Once you remove Chicagoland from the equation, Illinois is not much different than iowa in terms of number of recruits etc.
     
  11. NetflixAndClone

    NetflixAndClone Well-Known Member

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    As a current student that walks by the armory a lot. I don't know where these parking spaces you are talking about are. There is very little parking by the armory.
     
  12. Cyfan1965

    Cyfan1965 Active Member

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  13. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Well-Known Member

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    Remember when the volleyball team had to play at Ames High one year when Hilton was flooded? While everything being orange and black was suboptimal, the venue itself was great. The seats were really close to the action, it was loud, the band was super loud in that setting. I almost thought they should have stayed there. That might have been a teeny bit small and not the best location relative to campus, but if we had something like that with an ISU brand around it near campus, that would be awesome.

    If remodeling the Armory lead to that, or reusing the site of a relatively old or obsolete building did that, like Gilman, did, that would be wonderful. I love Hilton, but its capacity and acoustics are much better for the basketball team than for a few thousand for the volleyball team.
     
  14. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    To the north. Behind the Communications Bldg and Moly Bio.
     

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