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  • Don't worry guys, Iowa already has a gauntlet in their non conference...

    Southern
    NC Central
    South Dakota
    Chattanooga
    Kansas City
    Iowa State
    Northern Illinois
    Alabama St

    No off campus MTE
    Gavitt Games
    B1G/ACC
    To avoid confusion - my username is baseball (Cy Young award) related, NOT for the Cyclones.

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    • Perhaps they don’t want to play us at all.
      But it is also possible that the sticking point is the loss of a home game.
      My thinking is that we traveled pretty well to Des Moines, so we would travel the shorter distance to IaCity. If we compromised on playing away only in exchange for having 4000 tickets available to our fans until a certain date.
      Our 4K would out yell their 10k. It would be like NET credit for an away that felt neutral.

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      • It's a pay article, but The Athletic as UNI at #1 in their mid-major poll (not counting Gonzaga as a Mid Major of course).

        https://theathletic.com/1845242/2020...ge-basketball/

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        • Originally posted by JD720 View Post
          It's a pay article, but The Athletic as UNI at #1 in their mid-major poll (not counting Gonzaga as a Mid Major of course).

          https://theathletic.com/1845242/2020...ge-basketball/


          Football and basketball are looking great in these preseason polls.

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          • We are going to be extremely good this year and there's a lot to be excited about! And while I was thinking about it I thought about the 2021-22 season. That team will be LOADED with talent!

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            • This year should rival the Sweet 16 and Tuttle teams, next year should surpass it as the best team in school history.
              #MACtion

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              • Interesting note, Sy Chatman received an offer from Illinois St this week. A guy we had ties to out of HS, but according to some people, had a bit of a personality problem at UMass. I guess the personality issue theory still makes sense, because I haven't heard about about us talking to him and Illinois St is... well, Illinois St.
                To avoid confusion - my username is baseball (Cy Young award) related, NOT for the Cyclones.

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                • Originally posted by CyCarp View Post
                  Interesting note, Sy Chatman received an offer from Illinois St this week. A guy we had ties to out of HS, but according to some people, had a bit of a personality problem at UMass. I guess the personality issue theory still makes sense, because I haven't heard about about us talking to him and Illinois St is... well, Illinois St.
                  According to 24/7, UNI is among the nine offers he received in high school and the only place he visited (UNI also offered to his teammate, who ended up at Wolford).

                  His first year at UMass, he played in 29 games and started four of those. Sophomore year, he missed the first five of the season for personal reasons, played in the next six (starting the last two) and then entered the transfer portal.
                  "Well, that escalated quickly."

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                  • Originally posted by ronfitch View Post

                    According to 24/7, UNI is among the nine offers he received in high school and the only place he visited (UNI also offered to his teammate, who ended up at Wolford).

                    His first year at UMass, he played in 29 games and started four of those. Sophomore year, he missed the first five of the season for personal reasons, played in the next six (starting the last two) and then entered the transfer portal.
                    Out of HS he looked like a top priority for us, at least for a while. Many on here were really hoping to get him, myself included. I think the fact that we still have a ride open and haven't offered says a lot.
                    To avoid confusion - my username is baseball (Cy Young award) related, NOT for the Cyclones.

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                    • Jeff Goodman's Preseason Top 50 rankings

                      Iowa #4

                      UNI #48

                      14 teams with less than 20 wins last season are ranked ahead of us, including 3 teams that were under .500 last year...makes sense.

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                      • That's fine, we'll just have to learn 'em.

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                        • Originally posted by panther-state View Post
                          Jeff Goodman's Preseason Top 50 rankings

                          Iowa #4

                          UNI #48

                          14 teams with less than 20 wins last season are ranked ahead of us, including 3 teams that were under .500 last year...makes sense.
                          One of those sub .500 teams is UNC, they could go winless and still be ranked in the top 25 the next year so I don't read to much into it.

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                          • Originally posted by GoPanthers85 View Post

                            One of those sub .500 teams is UNC, they could go winless and still be ranked in the top 25 the next year so I don't read to much into it.
                            True. Honestly I can buy into this year being a "fluke" and they'll be back as a tourney-caliber team next year. Just surprised to see them all the way in the top 20

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                            • Originally posted by panther-state View Post

                              True. Honestly I can buy into this year being a "fluke" and they'll be back as a tourney-caliber team next year. Just surprised to see them all the way in the top 20
                              Exactly, they've got 4 HS All American's coming in this year. Plus, they didn't have their best player for most of last year and it was a 'down' year talent-wise for Roy.
                              #MACtion

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                              • Good news: AJ withdrew from the draft.

                                Now we just need a season

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