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Ham last won the day on November 28 2019

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  1. NO! Let's keep our own "Big Papi"!
  2. I was surprised to hear from GP1. I always looked forward to reading his comments. He is proposing to get business minds involved with helping G5 schools figure out a way forward. Lets say a G5 school can average 25,000 fans for 6 home dates and get $35 a ticket. That would be fantastic! What business man would pay the CEO a half a million to run a business generating 5 million dollars of revenue? If the football program generates other value, the program should benefit. Enhancing student experience? Not much to add there. Enhanced student enrollment? Na. Where is the real value that should have a big chunk of that revenue chart above? NFL! Without colleges providing a fantastic pipeline of players, where would they be? Covid 19 may play havoc with them, but the NFL just put on a much watched show in spite of our lock down. Were there any draftees that didn't come from the Minor League, aka NCAA? Maybe now is the time the NFL starts to chip in.
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    Pay Cuts

    NCAA reducing pay outs by $375 M. Iowa State has announced $3 - $4M pay cut for coaches and staff. Our pay roll can't support such a cut. Where will we be able to cover our losses? Of course both sides of our budget are not on that same level, but cuts will need to be made.
  4. From a fan far from expert who hasn't seen a game in person: I think we will have a large rotation. Sometimes subbing 5 at a time. Fresh legs and speed will get shots before defenses can bottle us up. When they double, we have plenty of time to work on 4 on 3 sets. I think that will get us plenty of lay ups and dunks. High % shots will decrease our reliance on the 3 ball. Fresh legs will only help our D. Long bench will allow more aggressive D not to worry so much about fouls. Fast tempo will be fun for fans who will fill more empty seats. Go Zips.
  5. Can the U afford a trip to Canada? Eh?
  6. I hope we all have this much fun next fall!
  7. That was our practice field in the early 60's with locker room at the N end. There was a square 1/4 mile track around the field with a baseball field from the SW corner that had very small portable bleachers. At that time, it also was used as our ROTC parade grounds.
  8. I am a bit concerned that so many of the CC guys saw limited action. I hope they pan out.
  9. I remember when Iowa State went to great pains to keep the seats close to the bench from being occupied by young ears! Glad you had a good experience.
  10. Don't stop now, Insightful comments are always fun to read!
  11. I can't wait until next week when we will have something new to talk about!
  12. I don't know what Hilltopper's role has been with our BB teams, but I pay close attention to his BB posts. For the most part, we just post our personal reactions as outsiders to our teams. Mr. Bush, who has some actual insight on our FB team, should be respected, and his encouragement should be welcomed.
  13. In hind site, maybe you should have gone for 1 for Tuesday; so we would have had a better chance for winner.
  14. Boogie Knight will take one to the house--95 yds.
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