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  • Jeff Goodman's Chain of Command in the MVC

    I stumbled across this yesterday and found it a pretty good and insightful read. I don't know if I agree with where ISU Red and Bradley are based on lack of recent success (Bradley's NCAA bid notwithstanding), but I really can't argue too much with how we are scored.

    https://watchstadium.com/news/missou...ce-02-01-2019/

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    What they say about UNI is very interesting, in light of the debate going on in this boards recruiting thread. I agree with their assessment of UNI. Our weaknesses are, our game day atmosphere (i.e. Lack fan support) It just has to be tough to recruit to a half empty gym. Another negative was our recruiting base, which makes sense to me. I personally was surprised at the importance they put on the practice facility, but I know others on here were already aware of the importance of such a facility. Hopefully that will help in the future.
    I tend to agree with their assessment of Bradley as well. Their fan base has held strong despite their lack of success prior to this season.
    "My role is to lead, plain and simple. . . .I with the help of my staff and our administration, we will lead." --Ben Jacobson

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    • #3
      Speaking of, how far away is that practice facility, best guesses? Because we don't have the funds for it, nor am I sure where it stands on priority lists, and construction would take at least a year, probably closer to two. Because there's not much the school can do about being in Cedar Falls, but the practice facility issue is fixable. I'd like to see that issue fixed before other schools catch up in other categories.

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      • #4
        There are renderings with a $27M price tag.

        I'm not sure the current administration is capable of running a program to raise that kind of money unless AJ leads a three year ass kicking tour.

        Hell, stuff we allegedly have the money for keeps getting pushed back and back (Football Team Room, Outdoor Track, McLeod Center Hung Board)
        #MACtion

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BCPanther View Post
          There are renderings with a $27M price tag.

          I'm not sure the current administration is capable of running a program to raise that kind of money unless AJ leads a three year ass kicking tour.

          Hell, stuff we allegedly have the money for keeps getting pushed back and back (Football Team Room, Outdoor Track, McLeod Center Hung Board)
          $27 million? That would be wasteful. The McLeod cost $26 million and ISU’s practice facility was $8 million.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by panther1 View Post

            $27 million? That would be wasteful. The McLeod cost $26 million and ISU’s practice facility was $8 million.
            Drake’s practice facility was also $8M, and opened in 2014. What’s the story behind the $25M price estimate at UNI?

            Also, his take on the recruiting plus of not having a lot of mid major competition in Iowa and Minnesota is true if you actually go after players you think can excel at the MVC level. It seems like we play it safe a little more than we should, and have signed a couple of guys who would’ve been better off playing in the Dakota school league, or DII.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by UNIChippewa View Post
              I stumbled across this yesterday and found it a pretty good and insightful read. I don't know if I agree with where ISU Red and Bradley are based on lack of recent success (Bradley's NCAA bid notwithstanding), but I really can't argue too much with how we are scored.

              https://watchstadium.com/news/missou...ce-02-01-2019/


              Media Exposure #1.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by BCPanther View Post
                There are renderings with a $27M price tag.

                I'm not sure the current administration is capable of running a program to raise that kind of money unless AJ leads a three year ass kicking tour.

                Hell, stuff we allegedly have the money for keeps getting pushed back and back (Football Team Room, Outdoor Track, McLeod Center Hung Board)
                On Cole Bair's "On UNI" podcast released Saturday, Harris said that resurfacing the outdoor track and FB team room are the top items, with the FB team room close to being funded and the track just getting started on funding. Sounds like the FB team room is likely to be in the NE corner now, after architects took a look.

                He also talked a lot about renovating the Dome as in tha background but will quickly be gaining steam to move to the top of the list, probably in phases. He talked about brining in a consultant this year to get moving on the Dome and may have plans and numbers yet this year.

                https://www.thegazette.com/subject/s...arris-20190525
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                Last edited by ronfitch; 05-27-2019, 05:43 PM.
                "Well, that escalated quickly."

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                • #9
                  First, it's literally amazing we were able to build the McLeod Center for that amount though we had to cut way more corners than wanted because Hartzell ran out of money. Hence all the glass, the boards and sound system, the lack of a ticket office originally, etc. Not Hartzell's fault, our program wouldn't be what it is without that building.

                  The big price tag is also to 'complete' the McLeod Center. It includes a grand entrance, moving all food service and concessions and getting rid of all the glass on the North and South ends so that lighting can be consistent no matter what time of day it is. It would also move all the administrative offices to the new building so that football can have the current administration area on the North end of the Dome.
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                  #MACtion

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                  • #10
                    My one issue with the basketball practice facility proposed location on the West side. I think it should be on the East / Southeast.
                    1. Utilize wasted space between McCloud and Hudson road.
                    2. Closer to campus.
                    3. Parking can be on the South side
                    4. Preserve the high donor parking lot to the West of McCloud that is utilized for basketball, football, volleyball and essentially every sport save for wrestling.
                    5. Greater visibility for marketing.

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                    • #11

                      If moved to the East side, it would have to be designed very well. We don't want something like this:

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                      • #12
                        "My one issue with the basketball practice facility proposed location on the West side. I think it should be on the East / Southeast."

                        My thoughts EXACTLY when I saw the preliminary drawing. Never try and lose parking. If you want a grand entrance, do it in the wasted space south of McLeod - room for more Hall of Fame stuff, adm. offices, and a parking space for Harris. All they do on the east side of the McLeod is mow. Excavate and put cafeteria & academic advising/study + weight room on the first floor, and practice floors above.

                        P.S. UNIdad. - I was just at the Louvre (the day Notre Dame burned a little further down the Seine - some people that had just toured the church and were still close said that it took 30 minutes for the PFD to get there because of rush hour traffic). The Museum entrance is weird (but interesting to see at night). However, you have to either try to mimic and blend in or not blend at all. They made a new city "icon" for better or worse.


                        Josh Mahoney, Ellie Blankenship, Adam Koch, Jacqui Kalen, David Johnson, Madison Weekly = Golden Panthers on and off the court.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by '70 Grad View Post
                          "My one issue with the basketball practice facility proposed location on the West side. I think it should be on the East / Southeast."

                          My thoughts EXACTLY when I saw the preliminary drawing. Never try and lose parking. If you want a grand entrance, do it in the wasted space south of McLeod - room for more Hall of Fame stuff, adm. offices, and a parking space for Harris. All they do on the east side of the McLeod is mow. Excavate and put cafeteria & academic advising/study + weight room on the first floor, and practice floors above.

                          P.S. UNIdad. - I was just at the Louvre (the day Notre Dame burned a little further down the Seine - some people that had just toured the church and were still close said that it took 30 minutes for the PFD to get there because of rush hour traffic). The Museum entrance is weird (but interesting to see at night). However, you have to either try to mimic and blend in or not blend at all. They made a new city "icon" for better or worse.


                          Indeed, blending in is tough. I prefer not to settle for "weird" and "interesting at night."

                          At the risk of being blasted for being a dual fan, I think they have done a really good job with the new south endzone for Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. And the plans for the Hilton Coliseum renovation are quite appealing. It is not easy to turn a concrete-facade into a glass-facade, but I like the drawings.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by UNIdad View Post


                            Indeed, blending in is tough. I prefer not to settle for "weird" and "interesting at night."

                            At the risk of being blasted for being a dual fan, I think they have done a really good job with the new south endzone for Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. And the plans for the Hilton Coliseum renovation are quite appealing. It is not easy to turn a concrete-facade into a glass-facade, but I like the drawings.

                            Not sure why it wouldn't let me include this link with the other post, but here is the link to the Hilton renovation concept drawings.

                            https://cyclones.com/news/2019/2/27/...-expanded.aspx

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                            • #15
                              The south end zone looks like it's been there from day one. They did one hell of a job with that.

                              Must be nice to get a giant check because people want to watch Texas and Oklahoma on TV...
                              #MACtion

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