Hy-Vee Big 4 Classic Ending

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  1. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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  3. CyTwins

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    B*tch move by Barta
     
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  4. cyclonedave25

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    I could see ISU alternating between those two teams at Hilton, but really doubt ISU will go back to the Knapp or McCloud center.
     
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  5. ISUCyclones2015

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  6. Gunnerclone

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    We will probably help Drake out a bit to keep them pumped for hosting the DSM tourney site.
     
  7. Cyclonepride

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    Not sad to see it go. I'd rather have the flexibility to schedule another home game.
     
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  8. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Good riddance.

    And agreed with others- if UNI\Drake want to play us, they can come to Ames, or at most a 2 for 1 deal. Especially UNI. Drake at least has the benefit of giving us a game in des moines, which i'd be open to a home and WFA setup so that our fans can have a DSM game
     
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  9. RonBurgundy

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    LOL. Chicken ****.

    Hilarious that Iowa just announced they added the powerhouse Bryant school to their non-con this year. Bryant had a whopping RPI 341 last year.
     
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  10. huntt26

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    I didn't care for the Classic because the tickets were priced in a way that implies I want to see both games. I only wanted to watch Iowa State. It was also lame that Iowa and UNI fans cheered against ISU no matter what. The only year I went ISU destroyed Drake and the Iowa Wal Mart t shirt fans next to me kept chanting "BIG TEN REJECTS" over and over (aimed at Babb, Lucious, etc)
     
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  11. spk123

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    I think I liked the idea of a Big 4 Classic better than the actual execution. I might be in the minority, but I actually like playing Drake and UNI each year (more interesting to me than Maryland-Eastern Shore or the like). That said, I wasn't a big fan of the setup at Wells Fargo Arena. The arena just isn't that great of a place to watch basketball, in my opinion.
     
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  12. acgclone

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    Cool. That was a horrible format.

    I still want to play UNI and Drake in some way, but the Big 4 Classic was not the right fit.
     
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  13. huntt26

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  14. CYCLNST8

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    I think playing Drake @ Wells Fargo would be cool, but **** going to Cedar Falls. Suck it, purple haks.
     
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  15. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    It's fun to rail on Iowa but don't kid yourselves, JP wants the Big 4 to go away too. This gives Iowa State the opportunity to host another home game or go and play and RPI builder at a neutral site.

    Also, Wells Fargo is a terrible basketball venue.
     
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  16. Stewo

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    Drake should still go for that, but not likely UNI, which is fine with me.
     
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  17. jbindm

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    Too bad for downtown Des Moines businesses. But as a fan I guess I don't mind it going away. It was just one of those things that was better in theory than it was in reality.
     
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  18. cyclone87

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    I would like to see ISU go back to playing both Drake and UNI every year at Hilton (UNI probably wouldn't go for it though). Maybe a 2 for 1
     
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  19. BryceC

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    Agreed. I'd rather play these teams than some of the other crappy teams we play. Hope we can keep it going. I wouldn't go to Knapp but I wouldn't mind playing UNI in CF, it's a good prep game.
     
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  20. Rio4CY

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    I hate we yell "Cowards" to the TOE, but then we say..."I'm only okay with playing them at home"

    Sorry, but that is a double standard.
     
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