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by Redbird Ray
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Why is ISU still a basketball school?
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: Why is ISU still a basketball school?

The MVC is basically the Horizon with a better attended conference tournament. I do not want to hear about how we cannot explore other conferences because of what said move will do to basketball. This has not been a basketball school for 20 years now.
by Redbird Ray
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Why is ISU still a basketball school?
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Why is ISU still a basketball school?

Please discuss.
by Redbird Ray
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Football (All Levels) Attendance
Replies: 27
Views: 1653

Re: Football (All Levels) Attendance

Despite the trend to downsize football stadiums (which I think is generally a good idea), I would still like to see us build out to 20k seats, regardless of whether we stay in FCS or forge on to FBS. If we stay in FCS for the long-haul (likely), then I would like to see us at least try to emulate th...
by Redbird Ray
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Football (All Levels) Attendance
Replies: 27
Views: 1653

Re: Football (All Levels) Attendance

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Man I saw a ton of empty seats watching the Illini play Sunday -- including gaping holes in the student section right behind the bench.
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Those empty seats were Penn State tickets that went unused.
by Redbird Ray
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Football
Topic: How ISU Became a Football School
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: How ISU Became a Football School

I think Bowman was being nice in the article. He and Zenger were talking about exploring FBS back in 2005-06. I’m sure back then he thought we might be in FBS by 2018. This isn’t meant to discredit anything else from the article. The expectations on the field have grown dramatically over the past 15...
by Redbird Ray
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS
Replies: 85
Views: 6992

Re: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS

Let’s get one thing straight, NIU’s enrollment issues are irrespective of anything athletically that NIU or ISU has done. Short of getting an invitation to a P5 conference, there’s probably no rational justification for ISU going FBS. That said, as a fan of ISU athletics and of ISU the institution, ...
by Redbird Ray
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Big Ten to reopen playing FCS
Replies: 25
Views: 4028

Re: Big Ten to reopen playing FCS

I wouldn't mind seeing us try to add a Big Ten school to our schedule each year. I think most would play us except for Northwestern, Nebraska, and Illinois. I feel like Nebraska usually strays from FCS schools historically anyway, and for Illinois, playing us is a no win situation. I'm not sure if w...
by Redbird Ray
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Big Ten to reopen playing FCS
Replies: 25
Views: 4028

Re: Big Ten to reopen playing FCS

Would love to play most of those teams, including the Illini.....although I think Lovie is going to make them a much better program in time. Thus, I might prefer to go back to Iowa City, over to West Lafayette, or even Minny. I think Lovie was really caught off guard last year with the differences ...