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Cap'n Cat

The Sycamore Level
Interesting reading. I believe the key is your stadium. Gotta get one on campus. Period.

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IndyTreeFan

The Nicks Level
Supporter
I agree Cap'n Cat. The stadium could jump start a number of things, the football team being but one of them...:sycamores:
 

Cap'n Cat

The Sycamore Level
I agree Cap'n Cat. The stadium could jump start a number of things, the football team being but one of them...:sycamores:



Hell, yes. At INSU, there's no football "love". A decent on-campus venue would solve 95% of the problem.

Sheeit, build a DOME!!!!!


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ISUCC

The Odum Level
Moderator
yeah, that's a good one! ha!

Hell, yes. At INSU, there's no football "love". A decent on-campus venue would solve 95% of the problem.

Sheeit, build a DOME!!!!!


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IndyTreeFan

The Nicks Level
Supporter
Here's a thought - they are getting ready to demolish the RCA Dome here in Indy. Perhaps we could just have them dismantle it piece by piece, and put it back together on campus in good 'ol Terre Haute!!!! Totally awesome thought!!! Thanks Cap'N Cat!!!

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bent20

The Odum Level
I don't think the old Hoosier Dome is necessary. I'd take a large high school size stadium on campus with small grand stands on both sides, seating about 10,000. Leave room to expand.
 

country123a

The Starter Level
"The other football, the European version, has worked really well on our campus," Kavanagh said.

Makes me want to gag
 

bent20

The Odum Level
"The other football, the European version, has worked really well on our campus," Kavanagh said.

Makes me want to gag

College soccer doesn't do a thing for me, but I enjoy watching European soccer where they're the most talented and entertaining.
 

Cap'n Cat

The Sycamore Level
Stadium "talk" is good, but is there anything at all going on toward that end? Clearly, the state hasn't paid much attention to our dilemma. Any committees formed? Feasibility studies? Campus/community focus groups? Lobbying for funds?

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IndyTreeFan

The Nicks Level
Supporter
Our AD told me that the new stadium will happen. It's just a matter of getting the fundraising done. So, it's going to happen. Our new president said in the next "...three to five years..." so I think there's a critical mass to this thing...
 
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BelieveinBlue

Guest
I love the idea of building the stadium on campus but that is not THE ANSWER. Look at our basketball program. Hulman Center is on campus and it is free for students to attend, but we're lucky if a couple hundred show up...and this is a basketball state. When I attended ISU I was baffled by the lack of promotion for athletics. It's been awhile since I was a student so I thought maybe things had changed but I was wrong. I work on campus now and there's still the same lack of promotion. The sign in front of the arena and the Indiana Statesmen are about the only places where you can find upcoming athletics events. They need to be shoving this stuff down the students throats!!!! More than anything we need students at the games...If there are students then community fans and success will follow!!!
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IndyTreeFan

The Nicks Level
Supporter
I love the idea of building the stadium on campus but that is not THE ANSWER. Look at our basketball program. Hulman Center is on campus and it is free for students to attend, but we're lucky if a couple hundred show up...and this is a basketball state. When I attended ISU I was baffled by the lack of promotion for athletics. It's been awhile since I was a student so I thought maybe things had changed but I was wrong. I work on campus now and there's still the same lack of promotion. The sign in front of the arena and the Indiana Statesmen are about the only places where you can find upcoming athletics events. They need to be shoving this stuff down the students throats!!!! More than anything we need students at the games...If there are students then community fans and success will follow!!!
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Good night Irene, have you hit the nail on the head. We've been hashing and re-hashing this point on the other ISU forum for several years now. The current athletic department, while light years ahead of the previous administration, is woeful at promoting events. If they could really get into the students' daily lives and create some awareness, if not some buzz, things would improve. I don't look for that to happen any time soon. It's easier to figure that people will just show up if you have a "white out" night. (That's not actually promoted, by the way...):sycamores:
 
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BelieveinBlue

Guest
It's so FRUSTRATING!!!!! I mean, come one, it does not cost that much money to promote on campus!!!! There needs to be fliers everywhere promoting athletic events...especially basketball and football. Send an e-mail every week to the students and faculty listing the athletic events at home that week. I know faculty and staff get a global e-mail every day and I've yet to see any game announcements (although they did promote the Big Blue Block Party). Speaking of the block party...I'm a season ticket holder and didn't receive my letter in the mail promoting the party until AFTER it happened. Good thing I work at ISU and follow the discussion board or I wouldn't have known!!!! That's just sad.
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bent20

The Odum Level
I think they do a better job of promoting the women than the men with basketball, but maybe that's just my impression because the ladies have been better of late. The new stadium has to be by the campus. It just makes sense, either east or west. There is no shortage of old buildings that could be torn down to make room for it, if that's necessary. As an alum who lives out of town, I can tell you that would get me to a few more games, that and a team worth seeing. It is a nine-hour round trip. I'm thinking I'll make it to town for a game next year though. Maybe get my dad to go. Seeing them at Northern this year was fun, despite the blowout.
 

Cap'n Cat

The Sycamore Level
Wrong. On campus stadium is THE ANSWER for football. F**k basketball. A new stadium on campus would even help them!

It's a win for everyone.

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BlueSycamore

Guest
I don't usually hide in a cave but the first I heard about the women's exhibition was when I saw the article on gosycamores.com yesterday later in the day with the box score AFTER THE GAME WAS PLAYED! It may have been mentioned somewhere a couple of weeks ago during the Block Party or somewhere when I was not in attendance but if it made the tribstar I missed it as I only read the on-line version except for buying the Sunday edition from old habit.
 

country123a

The Starter Level
College soccer doesn't do a thing for me, but I enjoy watching European soccer where they're the most talented and entertaining.

I lived in Germany back in the 80's when they won the World Cup. Talk about a party/celebration... I've never seen anything like it.
 

bent20

The Odum Level
I lived in Germany back in the 80's when they won the World Cup. Talk about a party/celebration... I've never seen anything like it.

There really is nothing in this country that matches the pageantry and atmosphere of the big European soccer matches. Big college football games would be about the closest you can get.

I apologize for going even more off topic, but I heard on ESPN that the NFL has thrown around the idea of relegation like you see in soccer around the world. That would be awesome in all of our pro sports, maybe even college! Punish teams that don't try to improve by dropping them to a lower level and making them fight to come back. It would be like dropping the Royals to the minors and bringing the best Triple A team up to the bigs next year.
 
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