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Cykron last won the day on September 17

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About Cykron

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    Ames, Iowa
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    Iowa State football and in-laws in Akron (in that order!)

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  1. Terry's next endeavor

    Ah, now that makes good sense!
  2. Terry's next endeavor

    Not sure what to think about that. It is such a cut-throat business. Is it really that congenial? Or is just a way to reduce the cost of buying out someone's contract? Its not like Bowden's roots in the area are that deep. Maybe you Akron people are just that nice.
  3. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Good for you. That is much better than I was expecting, especially given the early reports that seemed like they were going to stiff you.
  4. Welcome Tom Arth!

    dre22era helped me learn about a new tool on this site, the "Ignore List." This thread will be much better now.
  5. Terry's next endeavor

    Seems odd for Bowden to stay around in any meaningful capacity, particularly with a young coach who needs to establish his own identity properly.
  6. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Is the $650k from the Fuskers for this year's cancelled game only (and then another $1m or so in 2025)? Or is the $650k for this year and 2025? The latter sounds more like Fusker negotiating logic. If you got $650k this year for the cancelled game and full price for another game in 2025, then your AD came through for you. Interesting that Nebraska hasn't announced anything about it that I can find.
  7. Five Questions for Prospective Coaches

    1. Do you think football should be played on Saturday? 2. Do you know LeBron? 3. Do you trust corn farmers? 4. Do you think "Fear the Roo" (with the piercing eyes) is the best logo ever? 5. What is your username on ZipsNation?
  8. Possible Candidates

    Here, take one of mine!
  9. Possible Candidates

    College football itself pretty much reeks of First World Problems!
  10. Possible Candidates

    I think Matt Campbell would give much credit for his success to his foundation at Mount Union.
  11. Possible Candidates

    For now. As a lower tier Big 12 team, we are worried about what will happen when the TV "grant of rights" expires. I think it is 2020. There may be a major reset at that time. For instance, if the whole TV deal switches more to a subscription basis to watch individual teams, then Iowa State might need national support to keep its money flowing in. Hard to imagine that many people around the country paying to see Iowa State (other than the Akron fans that we have won over!).
  12. Possible Candidates

    Surprised to find out how "little" Bowden was making at Akron. Iowa State just gave Campbell an extension on his $3.5 million contract and an extra $1 million for his assistant coaches. In Ames, Iowa! The arms race for head coaches' pay is crazy. And I know who will be paying more for season tickets next year!
  13. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Have the Fuskers paid 50%? Or was that the initial anticipated settlement? Sounds to me like nothing was going to be paid anyway until March 2019. From the looks of it, nothing has been paid . . . and won't be paid unless you agree to a return game . . . which may mean that you eat the expenses of the cancelled game. Darn Fuskers.
  14. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    I agree. It seems odd that they are insisting that Akron come to Lincoln again. Unless they are trying to double-dip on a payment. Something like "we will pay you the full amount, but you have to agree to play another game." Who can understand the mind of a Fusker?
  15. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    Yeah, not quite what we were expecting on Saturday. We tailgated and it was miserable. Even lost my favorite tailgate tent to a nasty east wind. This game was not meant to be played! Yet, I would take our makeup game over yours. Our AD talked about it being like a bowl game for Drake. He let them use our practice facility on Friday. Even had a dinner for them in our endzone club area with Drake stuff on the jumbotrons and ribbon boards. All the pregame articles were about the backups who never ended up playing. Maybe we made too big a deal of it for them. They came to play. And they had plays ready to exploit the weather. It didn't help when we got a high snap on the punt after our first possession and they sacked our punter in the red zone. Made us play from behind all day until DeShante Jones from Cincinnati ran a slant for the TD. Oh well, next stop is the Riverwalk in San Antonio. P.S. If Adrian has an open date, I'm sure our AD is already calling them!