Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:04 pm
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Conference Realignment

I really hate this discussion but really we can't just sit back and not do anything.  I honestly think that Jamie Pollard needs to shop us around to the Big Ten, Pac 12, and SEC.  I really don't want to but I think it is neccessary in the survival of our school.  Especially with our new found growth in Mens Basketball and in Football.  Along with our continued success in Womens Basketball and Vollyball.  I think that it would be fairly reasonable to be a new entry into one of these conferences.  I believe the best would be going to the Big Ten as there is Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and possibly other Big 12 North teams if some of this goes through.  That means that we would not be a extreme outlying school.  We also have some of the best facilities in the midwest.  We have Jack Trice which is expected to be expanded the way it is and if we are able to keep growing we may add to that.  We also have one of the better college basketball atmospheres with Hilton and holding a top 5 attendence record in WBB and a still respectable crowd for a recovering MBB program.  I think that this would bring a lot to whatever conference we would join as we also travel very well.  When you put this all together I think that we are a very big underdog on what we have to offer.  I know we don't have the money that others do but I think we are gaining respectability and also with joining another conference we may have some added support because the Big 12 has long been stereotyped as very top heavy.  So lets get this moving and not screw ourselves.
Posted on: November 3, 2010 8:34 pm
 

College Basketball Preseason Top 25 for 2010

  1.  Duke- You have to give the Blue Devils the spot after winning it all last year.
  2.  Michigan State
  3.  Kansas State
  4.  Ohio State- I think they are a little more consistent than Pitt.
  5. Pittsburgh
  6.  Kansas- I'm feeling the Big 12 this year with the realignment next year.
  7.  Villanova
  8.  North Carolina- I think Barnes really brings something to the team.  Just wish he would have stayed home.
  9.  Purdue
  10.  Syracuse
  11.  Gonzaga
  12.  Kentucky- Not really sure how they will fare with yet another new team.
  13.  Florida
  14.  Baylor- I think they will ride off of the football team's success and be really pumped for the season.
  15. Missouri
  16. Illinois
  17. Washington
  18.  Butler- I think they get off to a slow start after loosing the championship in their home town.
  19. Georgetown
  20. Memphis
  21.  Tennessee
  22.  Temple
  23.  Texas- Maybe this year they won't drop
  24.  Wisconsin
  25.  BYU
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 24, 2010 11:48 am
Edited on: October 24, 2010 2:55 pm
 

Week 8 Top 25

  1. Oregon
  2. Utah
  3. Missouri
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Auburn
  7. Michigan State
  8. Nebraska
  9. Boise State
  10. Alabama
  11. Ohio State
  12. Okahoma
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. Iowa
  15. Arizona
  16. Stanford
  17. Florida State
  18. Baylor
  19.  Eastern Carolina
  20. Arkansas
  21. Nevada
  22. Virginia Tech
  23. Texas
  24. LSU
  25. Kansas State
Category: NCAAF
Posted on: October 20, 2010 9:59 am
Edited on: October 23, 2010 1:56 pm
 

Week 7 Top 25

I would like to start off by saying by no means are the last few correct.  I have no clue who deserves those spots as I personally don't think anybody does.  Some of those were merely just to fill the spots.

  1. Oregon
  2. TCU
  3. Utah
  4. Iowa
  5. Boise State
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Michigan State
  8. Auburn
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. Alabama
  11. Ohio State
  12. Stanford
  13. Nebraska
  14. Florida State
  15. Arizona
  16. Missouri
  17. Texas
  18. LSU
  19. Arkansas
  20. Miami (FL)
  21. Kansas State
  22. Kentucky
  23. North Carolina
  24. Nevada
  25. Virginia Tech
Category: NCAAF
Posted on: October 10, 2010 9:29 am
 

Week 6 Top 15

  1.  Nebraska - They looked good against Kansas State
  2.  Oregon - They played well against Washington State
  3.  TCU - They looked okay  but others looked better
  4.  Utah - They played really well against a good young defense
  5.  Ohio State - They beat up on Indiana
  6.  Iowa - Bye week
  7.  Boise State - They beat Toledo great job
  8.  Michigan State - They froze Denard Robinson and Michigan
  9.  Oklahoma State - Not sure what happened against Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
  10.  South Carolina - They looked good against Alabama
  11.  Alabama - They struggled against South Carolina
  12.  Nevada - They looked good yet again against San Jose State
  13.  Wisconsin - They looked good against Minnesota in a very intense rivalry game
  14.  Arkansas - They looked good against Texas A&M
  15.  Missouri - This may be a little high but no one else is really stepping up
Posted on: October 4, 2010 4:54 pm
 

Week 5 Top 15

  1. Alabama-They played really well against a okay Florida team.
  2. TCU-They looked a little shaky against Colorado State
  3. NebraskaBye week
  4. Oregon-They beat a very good Stanford team.
  5. Ohio State-They looked really shaky against a far lesser team in Illinois.
  6. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -(They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.) They played really well against a good Penn State team and won by the same margin as Alabama.
  7. Boise State-They creamed yet another one of their cupcakes that fill their conference
  8.  Utah- Bye week
  9.  Arizona- Bye week
  10.  Michigan State- They beat a very good Wisconsin team.
  11.  Oklahoma State- They are shaping up to be really good.
  12.  Nevada - They are looking to be a good team beating Cal by a lot when Arizona only won by one.
  13. Stanford - They lost to a very good Oregon team that very well could win the NCG.
  14.  Michigan- They look to be able to knock some teams of this year
  15. Wisconsin-They lost a very disappointing game to a good MSU team.
Posted on: September 28, 2010 6:51 pm
 

Week 4 Top 15

  1. Alabama-They played really well against a good Arkansas team.
  2. TCU-They looked a little shaky against SMU
  3. NebraskaThey played okay against South Dakota State but should have won by more
  4. Ohio State-They beat an okay Eastern Michigan team.
  5. Boise State-They well against an Oregon State team that shouldn't even be ranked
  6. Oregon-They handled Arizona State.
  7. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -(They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.) They played demolished Ball State while still not playing very well
  8. Wisconsin-They embarrassed Austin Peay
  9. FloridaThey played where they should be this week.
  10.  Utah- They crushed San Jose State
  11.  Arizona- They beat California.
  12. Stanford - They beat a very decent Notre Dame team.
  13. LSUThey played good against West Virginia.
  14.  Michigan- They look to be able to knock some teams of this year
  15. Arkansas- They beat a Georgia team that was picked to win the SEC east
Posted on: September 25, 2010 11:54 am
 

Urbandale J-Hawks vs Ankeny Hawks

I know this probably isn't going to do anything but I must rant somewhere about the officiating last night.  
  1. Okay first off explain to me how you can be down when your knee or any part of your body except your feet hasn't touched the ground.  If they would have realized this then Urbandale would have had a two point conversion that would have tied the game with about two minutes left.  This would have greatly changed the game because Urbandale wouldn't have had to kick an onside kick.  It would have also been a great momentum shift.
  2. Second off explain to me when did it become legal to drag someone down by the facemask.  I swear the Ankeny player literally threw the Urbandale player down by the helmet. Then to make matters worse we called timeout and the clock was still running.  The problem here is the clock should have stopped immediately at 2 seconds for the flag and then we would have called timeout.  Except now they reset it to 1.7 seconds which leads into my next point.
  3. Third why is it so hard to stop the dang clock.  Seriously 1.7 seconds is definitely enough time to spike the ball.  Apparently not because they said that the game was over after this.  I really don't get it because there was still about .5 seconds on the clock at the end of the play.

Alright these are some of my rants but there were other horrible calls such as now you can touch the ball if you're receiving punts but the other team picks the ball up you still get it back.  This is made worse as the coaches were yelling at the players to pick up the ball and run with it.  Also I know the coach as he goes to my church and you could tell he was extremely mad and he is about the most mild tempered coach in the world as he never gets mad.  All in all I would say this was about the worst officiated game it really would compare to calling a facemask on the wrong team such as in I believe the 2004 Iowa bowl game but I'm not sure which one it was.  Really just bad officiating last night.
 
 
 
 
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