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Old 07-06-2011, 03:52 PM   #36
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because he choose HIS SCHOOL based on HIS ACADEMICS and the original mission of college

its not my fault you cannot comprehend anything deeper than emoticons.
I still don't understand what the heck your point is...
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because most people go to college based on a combination of factors, not some loyalty to the school. (except me of course, who could have gone anywhere but i am 4th-gen iowa grad)
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It drives me nuts how quickly people forget the origin of college athletics and their mission, it has to do with YOUR SCHOOL, the school were you choose to receive YOUR ACADEMICS, not who was on channel 17 when you were growing up. Everyone *****es about how CF sucks on Saturday, and how IC is awesome (or other venues for that matter), if all the people with diplomas trimmed in purple and gold would stay, give, and be passionate in CF on Saturday afternoons instead of doing it in IC, CF would be cool to them to. It is ALL social, don't let anyone try to sell you any honkey that might be different.
Completely agree Jeg. Personally I think IC sucks, there is nothing special about other than dirty bars and clubs filled by dirtier people. I'll take a night at the OP over a night of barhopping in IC. Cedar Falls is always a blast on the weekends for me and even Ames is a decent time, although I attribute that more to the friends I have there, not necessarily Ames itself. If you don't want to be in CF, cheering on the Panthers, having a good time and spreading school spirit then I don't want you there.
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agree w/ Jeg. There is a reason why newsnerd, 9yr & th1974 runs their fat mouths on this board every single time UNI is propped up & UNI is knocked down. Their loyalty is down the interstate. That is also where their internet loyalties should be. Whoever is running this website should have tossed them out yrs ago. They would have been gone from any other website long ago.
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this is america. this isnt riyadh.
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Everyone *****es about how CF sucks on Saturday, and how IC is awesome (or other venues for that matter), if all the people with diplomas trimmed in purple and gold would stay, give, and be passionate in CF on Saturday afternoons instead of doing it in IC, CF would be cool to them to. It is ALL social, don't let anyone try to sell you any honkey that might be different.
I agree Jeg. Having a good time is up to the individual and the people he / she is with. I have had some of the greatest times of my life tailgating at UNI (pre-game and post game). I've also had both a great time and a very boring time tailgating in IC, Ames, Wisconsin, Simpson College etc.. It has little to nothing to do with the team playing or the number of seats that the stadium holds, or your football subdivision for that matter.
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I still don't understand what the heck your point is...
it's ok I don't either. BTW, you do realize your debating a person that has ten times the number of posts that you do??? 100 x more than me. That obviously makes them the most articulate one on the interwebs.
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Hint- "everyone" doesn't complain about CF or anything else described in this thread. I figured we were having a hyperbole contest.
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Hint- "everyone" doesn't complain about CF or anything else described in this thread. I figured we were having a hyperbole contest.
Honest question that is 100 times more interesting than the topics of the last couple of days:

Under what circumstances do you decide to use capital letters?
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it just seems like an odd complaint, and he said "namely iowa" so obviously he had a target.

as a UNI grad who has also spent 20+ years in the cedar valley, i am completely fine with people who simply went to UNI for college and thats it.

i cant name one person i my life that went to UNI but gives large amounts of money to only iowa. the only example is those people that need to pay PSL's for iowa games and we are talking about a couple hundred bucks in that case. many people do both and i am completely cool with that. perhaps in the coming generations we will see more people that grew up with UNI as a more well known commodity with bigger name alums, major sports, and its own identity as part of everyday life and there wont be the "dual fandom" that exists now. if anything this board is a good example of that conversion already taking place.
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agree w/ Jeg. There is a reason why newsnerd, 9yr & th1974 runs their fat mouths on this board every single time UNI is propped up & UNI is knocked down. Their loyalty is down the interstate. That is also where their internet loyalties should be. Whoever is running this website should have tossed them out yrs ago. They would have been gone from any other website long ago.
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Here are my opinions on this matter, which are based on my observations at UNI over the years. Hope this makes sense to anyone who tries to read it..I'm better at saying it verbally to people.

I hear Hawk fan students using the "I chose UNI for academic reasons," and I'm not saying that it isn't true in some cases, but in how many majors is UNI really a clearly better place to go than UI? Education, probably; buisness, maybe. I still think you can get a solid education at UI in both those majors, so is is that really the reason Hawk fans choose UNI? I just don't think that is enough. Along with that explanation, I hear the "the campus is smaller" one, and I just don't buy that one either. So you have to walk a few more minutes to class, is that really enough for these loyal hawk fans (ones who are still willing to root for an in-state rival over the school that they are attending) to choose UNI? I just don't think it is.

I think for most of them (not all), they ultimately ended up at UNI because certain things kept them from doing what they really wanted to do, which is attend the University of Iowa. I think the two main ones are cost and location. I know this is at least sometimes true because I am speaking from experience. I was raised a hawk fan and I would have liked nothing better than going to UI, but after tuition and other expenses, I just wasn't going to be able to go to UI, and didn't really have a reliable enough car to get down to IC (I'm from north Iowa). I know I'm not unique in this situation, 2 of my 3 roommates were basically in the same boat. From talking to people at UNI, I believe this is a common scenario.

When I got on campus, I fell in love with the place and the Panthers, and by the end of my first semester my hawk fanhood was all but gone. By the end of my second, I had began to dislike the college and fanbase. I wish I had been a fan of the purple sooner, but in the situation I was raised, there was no way that would have ever happened. (sidenote: I think its very different now. I see a lot more young panther fans around town growing up in hawkeye families. See: Ali Farokhmanesh)

In my opinion, many or most of the Hawk fans on UNI's campus who remain so loyal to the UofI (I'm thinking in particular of all those UNI students I saw in Kinnick in '09 wearing black & gold)are basically admitting that they are not at the school that they really wanted to go to. I'm not saying they don't have a great time here and they don't like and root for the Panthers, especially during basketball season. They meet friends here and have a fantastic time, after all, they are at their 2nd college of choice (out of like 5 billion colleges in America).

But I think most of them are at UNI because factors mostly beyond their control kept them from doing what they really wanted to do. By staying so loyal (especially in head-to-head matchups), they are basically admitting that they are not where they really wanted to be.




Those are my thoughts on this. Disagree if you wish, come talk to me in person if I wasn't able to get my thoughts through non-verbally. In summary, I don't really buy the whole "academics" explanation for why hawk fans are at UNI.
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Along with that explanation, I hear the "the campus is smaller" one, and I just don't buy that one either. So you have to walk a few more minutes to class, is that really enough for these loyal hawk fans (ones who are still willing to root for an in-state rival over the school that they are attending) to choose UNI? I just don't think it is.
You're wrong about most of your post, but probably most wrong about this point. Being on campus at UNI is a vastly different experience than it is at UI. UNI is a lot 'more pleasant' and 'friendlier' than Iowa, and I think that makes a big difference with a lot of small-town Iowa kids (who make up a big part of UNI's enrollment).
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UNI is like 97% in-state students. many people who choose UNI over iowa are looking for a smaller town experience like they grew up with.

having spent CONSIDERABLE time on campus at both schools, i can tell you that the "college experience" at the two schools might as well be on two different planets.
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I agree 100%!!! Great post.

The only thing I would change is you said that UNI education program is probably better, when you should have said that it is far better. I know someone who went to the UI education program and he said that is was not a good program at all.
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I know someone who went to the UI education program and said that it was really great.
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Whoever is running this website should have tossed them out yrs ago. They would have been gone from any other website long ago.
Fail. There is an ISU fan who is a moderator on HALO.
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Fail. There is an ISU fan who is a moderator on HALO.
Oddly enough, I'm a Hawkeye fan who's banned from HALO.
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Oddly enough, I'm a Hawkeye fan who's banned from HALO.
+1. Even Iowa fans can't stand you. Maybe its about time PN does the same?
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so you would have gone to UNI had iowa offered a full ride for football? cool.
I'll bite, first off, when I was a senior in high school if Bobby Elliot (U of I) would have pulled the trigger on a scholly instead of asking me to be one of the 5-10 token in state preferred walk ons I would have taken it. Even if UNI would have offered. Of course that being said I wouldn't have gone through school at Iowa and then donated money to UNI after their sweet 16 basketball run.

The uniqueness of this situation that you might not know 9 is that after two years of Junior College my only opportunities at scholarship football was either at Northwest Missouri State or UNO. I was asked to walk on at Iowa and Iowa State, and Mr. Dunbar had no desire to even sit in a room with me. I chose to attend UNI, and not chase the dream, which was 100% academic, it wasn't until after a year of school that I was contacted by current players and coach Farley. To me, I did choose a school, then chose football. That is why I am sensitive when people begin to question the motives of those who ask questions about "would have have done..?"
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so you would have gone to UNI had iowa offered a full ride for football? cool.
I think he was talking about just average Joe Student. You pick your college. You realize that former students gave to the college to enhance your experience there. When your situation allows you to, you give back to YOUR college. You MAY also give to your college athletic program.

I see your point now, but I was also scratching my head for a moment. At first, your response appeared to come from left field.
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Let me help here...

People who graduate from a school and instead donate their money to a different school that they did not attend are fundamentally confused, lack confidence & pride, and have deep seeded self-esteem issues.

You do not want to be in a fox-hole, a marriage or in a business deal with anyone who meets the description above.

There is no other explanation.
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Let me help here...

People who graduate from a school and instead donate their money to a different school that they did not attend are fundamentally confused, lack confidence & pride, and have deep seeded self-esteem issues.

You do not want to be in a fox-hole, a marriage or in a business deal with anyone who meets the description above.

There is no other explanation.
Nailed it.
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I hear Hawk fan students using the "I chose UNI for academic reasons," and I'm not saying that it isn't true in some cases, but in how many majors is UNI really a clearly better place to go than UI? Education, probably; buisness, maybe. I still think you can get a solid education at UI in both those majors, so is is that really the reason Hawk fans choose UNI? I just don't think that is enough. Along with that explanation, I hear the "the campus is smaller" one, and I just don't buy that one either. So you have to walk a few more minutes to class, is that really enough for these loyal hawk fans (ones who are still willing to root for an in-state rival over the school that they are attending) to choose UNI? I just don't think it is.

When I got on campus, I fell in love with the place and the Panthers, and by the end of my first semester my hawk fanhood was all but gone. By the end of my second, I had began to dislike the college and fanbase. I wish I had been a fan of the purple sooner, but in the situation I was raised, there was no way that would have ever happened.
First of all, I apologize for cutting out a majority of your post...but it was really long haha

1) I think UNI has a superior Education program based on my experience, the experience of some of my peers at UI; the research I put into both programs before choosing UNI and what I saw UNI would make available to me (tons of field experience, Price Lab, etc...) and what I had heard from my family in their experiences with UNI and UI education grads/student teachers (my grandmothers, and three aunts are Iowa educator...not all from UNI).

Business is a crapshoot since both are very, very good. To be specific the Accounting program at UNI is top-notch in the nation but I've heard its hell to go through. My mother experienced both business schools and says they were both very good (i.e. 25 years ago though).

I think you are correct in saying that you'll recieve a great education from either school...but UNI is the place to go for teaching, maybe I'm biased though

2) I think you underestimate UNI's "small" campus. "A few more minutes to class" is a vast understatement. I have friends in IC who have to ride the bus to class or leave 20-30 mins early to get there in time. I can walk from the Dome to Seerley in 10-15 mins tops (winter wind/snow storms excluded) and from the towers to the GBPAC in 5-10 mins...now albeit I'm a fast-walker thats still a quick commute. The campus is only like 3.5 sq. mi if I'm not mistaken. Plus the campus looks very pleasent and warm and you can't go anywhere without seeing familiar and friendly faces. UI's campus on the other hand is basically downtown IC (large and not appealing to the eye) and when I took a campus visit a few years ago, no one said hi, nobody waved or said anything about visiting campus. In summary the UI campus is a negative in my mind while the UNI campus is something that countless people attribute to being one of their favorite things about the university. It's something that you take for granted until you finally get to UNI and realize how great it is. I think there are a lot of things at UNI that way.
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Hail, I applaud the fact that you took the time to write that all out, but it's silly. You don't agree with the more common stated reasons to go to UNI, so they must be inaccurate or untrue? I don't think so.

It's not a matter of the (usually rather silly) undergraduate program rankings. Yes, UNI probably only clearly wins that battle in education, but I can tell you I came to UNI for two reasons and two reasons only. First, I liked the program (which was offered at both schools) better here. The professors were clearly more accessible and I liked the way I could approach it better. Second, I liked the smaller feel at UNI. There is unquestionably a different "feel" here than at a larger school like Iowa or ISU. It's not a matter of walking a few more feet - it's the difference between a campus being a campus or a whole city.

Perhaps things have changed, but based upon the estimates both schools provide, full tuition plus room and board is very similar at both schools - I am almost positive this has been the case for the last 20 years or so. Iowa is about $1,300 more expensive for tuition, just under $2,000 with room and board. (The difference is much more pronounced for out-of-state students.) Considering that most students use some form of federal financial aid, this is not a significant enough difference to prevent many students from attending Iowa. It may have been your experience, but it is not common.

UNI students wearing Iowa gear are admitting no such thing. People grow up fans of a team, not necessarily a related institution. I wore Iowa clothing at UNI (I also wore UNI clothing), but I was exactly where I wanted to be. I have never regretted my choice to attend UNI, or my rejection of Iowa, for a single second. In fact, I remain an Iowa fan (when they aren't playing UNI) and rejected a seat at Iowa for a second time later in life.

The people saying it's a social thing are half right - it's a cultural thing.
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ive also noticed that UNI seems to have a much more significant amount of students from the TINY iowa towns. for those people, UNI is a huge school and a big lifestyle change. in their eyes, they are getting a big school experience while remaining more relevant.
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Let me help here...

People who graduate from a school and instead donate their money to a different school that they did not attend are fundamentally confused, lack confidence & pride, and have deep seeded self-esteem issues.

You do not want to be in a fox-hole, a marriage or in a business deal with anyone who meets the description above.

There is no other explanation.
this is completely ridiculous and when it comes to judgmental people that you might want to avoid, you may want to look in the mirror.
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2) I think you underestimate UNI's "small" campus. "A few more minutes to class" is a vast understatement. I have friends in IC who have to ride the bus to class or leave 20-30 mins early to get there in time. I can walk from the Dome to Seerley in 10-15 mins tops (winter wind/snow storms excluded) and from the towers to the GBPAC in 5-10 mins...now albeit I'm a fast-walker thats still a quick commute. The campus is only like 3.5 sq. mi if I'm not mistaken. Plus the campus looks very pleasent and warm and you can't go anywhere without seeing familiar and friendly faces. UI's campus on the other hand is basically downtown IC (large and not appealing to the eye) and when I took a campus visit a few years ago, no one said hi, nobody waved or said anything about visiting campus. In summary the UI campus is a negative in my mind while the UNI campus is something that countless people attribute to being one of their favorite things about the university. It's something that you take for granted until you finally get to UNI and realize how great it is. I think there are a lot of things at UNI that way.
I completely agree with this. One of the things I miss most about college was just the average day walking from class to class on campus. It was the perfect size. And then there was my high school best friend who chose to go to Iowa - take her car down there with her - and then never even bothered to drive it because she had to park it so far away from where she actually lived and went to class that it was worthless to her. In fact, I drove down there once just to pick her up and bring her back to CF because she decided to not even have her car down there with her for a semester since she was never able to use it.
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What ever reason brought a student to UNI is personal to each of them, but if they want UNI to still have that same appeal in the future then they need to donate to the cause. If they chose not to so be it. But if they attended UNI & now donate to another college & not to UNI I hold with my previous statement: YOU S*CK! :

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:59 AM   #67
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perhaps in the coming generations we will see more people that grew up with UNI as a more well known commodity with bigger name alums, major sports, and its own identity as part of everyday life and there wont be the "dual fandom" that exists now. if anything this board is a good example of that conversion already taking place.
Good post... I think you are right, too. 20 years ago these kind of "arguments" never would have taken place. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, right?
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this is completely ridiculous and when it comes to judgmental people that you might want to avoid, you may want to look in the mirror.
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Plus...just because you are accepted into the school doesn't mean you have to go attend there. So there could be 9,000 accepted qualified applicants bout only 4000 may choose to attend.
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what if i bring beer?
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