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NIU #28 on list of most dominant football programs
https://amp.businessinsider.com/bama-mos...ssion=true

Impressive list to be on. One thing that jumps out is the revenue gap between us and the haves. I was surprised to see such as huge gap between us and NDSU.
01-04-2018 12:32 AM
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(01-04-2018 12:32 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  https://amp.businessinsider.com/bama-mos...ssion=true

Impressive list to be on. One thing that jumps out is the revenue gap between us and the haves. I was surprised to see such as huge gap between us and NDSU.

Well, did you notice the crowd in the background at the North Dakota State game? That place was packed. Also, that NDSU team ain't Grambling, that's for sure. Neither is Wisconsin-Whitewater
01-04-2018 12:48 AM
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(01-04-2018 12:48 AM)VegasHuskie Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:32 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  https://amp.businessinsider.com/bama-mos...ssion=true

Impressive list to be on. One thing that jumps out is the revenue gap between us and the haves. I was surprised to see such as huge gap between us and NDSU.

Well, did you notice the crowd in the background at the North Dakota State game? That place was packed. Also, that NDSU team ain't Grambling, that's for sure. Neither is Wisconsin-Whitewater

well that isn't their stadium. they play in the Fargodome, bc it only gets up to -13 in August in North Dakota. (Plus their in whites, so they are away, think this is the Iowa game)

scrolls down, sees Notre Dame.... nope, this list is bush league. looks up author, Iowa grad. still though this is a pretty thorough and complete list.
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(01-04-2018 10:40 AM)thehappyhuskie Wrote:  still though this is a pretty thorough and complete list.

except this comment:

One thing to know: North Dakota State would probably be a very good team in FBS. If they played in a bigger television market, the Big Ten or Big 12 may have swallowed them up by now. Instead, they have dominated FCS, winning five of the last six championships.

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Thats an impressive list to be part of. Its even more impressive when you add in the state of Illinois and its budget. Also, adding in the university has a drastically declining enrollment, makes it pretty damn amazing. What always baffles me about our fan base is the lack of enthusiasm and support it gives to NIU Football. Put this program just about anywhere in the country and the stadium would be packed.
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(01-04-2018 12:09 PM)142niu Wrote:  Thats an impressive list to be part of. Its even more impressive when you add in the state of Illinois and its budget. Also, adding in the university has a drastically declining enrollment, makes it pretty damn amazing. What always baffles me about our fan base is the lack of enthusiasm and support it gives to NIU Football. Put this program just about anywhere in the country and the stadium would be packed.

I know this won't happen, but I have always felt attendance would rise significantly if we had a domed stadium. People don't like to sit outdoors in bad weather. Chances around here are good that the gameday weather will be crappy: rain, wind, cold, snow. Will the increase in attendance offset the cost of the dome? No, but I can dream anyway. 03-cloud9
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(01-04-2018 12:20 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:09 PM)142niu Wrote:  Thats an impressive list to be part of. Its even more impressive when you add in the state of Illinois and its budget. Also, adding in the university has a drastically declining enrollment, makes it pretty damn amazing. What always baffles me about our fan base is the lack of enthusiasm and support it gives to NIU Football. Put this program just about anywhere in the country and the stadium would be packed.

I know this won't happen, but I have always felt attendance would rise significantly if we had a domed stadium. People don't like to sit outdoors in bad weather. Chances around here are good that the gameday weather will be crappy: rain, wind, cold, snow. Will the increase in attendance offset the cost of the dome? No, but I can dream anyway. 03-cloud9
I am in this camp as well. It would make for a very loud Dog House.
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(01-04-2018 12:24 PM)MileHighHuskie Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:20 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:09 PM)142niu Wrote:  Thats an impressive list to be part of. Its even more impressive when you add in the state of Illinois and its budget. Also, adding in the university has a drastically declining enrollment, makes it pretty damn amazing. What always baffles me about our fan base is the lack of enthusiasm and support it gives to NIU Football. Put this program just about anywhere in the country and the stadium would be packed.

I know this won't happen, but I have always felt attendance would rise significantly if we had a domed stadium. People don't like to sit outdoors in bad weather. Chances around here are good that the gameday weather will be crappy: rain, wind, cold, snow. Will the increase in attendance offset the cost of the dome? No, but I can dream anyway. 03-cloud9
I am in this camp as well. It would make for a very loud Dog House.

Yea I agree. Too bad we don't have the money for that.
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(01-04-2018 12:26 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:24 PM)MileHighHuskie Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:20 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:09 PM)142niu Wrote:  Thats an impressive list to be part of. Its even more impressive when you add in the state of Illinois and its budget. Also, adding in the university has a drastically declining enrollment, makes it pretty damn amazing. What always baffles me about our fan base is the lack of enthusiasm and support it gives to NIU Football. Put this program just about anywhere in the country and the stadium would be packed.

I know this won't happen, but I have always felt attendance would rise significantly if we had a domed stadium. People don't like to sit outdoors in bad weather. Chances around here are good that the gameday weather will be crappy: rain, wind, cold, snow. Will the increase in attendance offset the cost of the dome? No, but I can dream anyway. 03-cloud9
I am in this camp as well. It would make for a very loud Dog House.

Yea I agree. Too bad we don't have the money for that.

I'm sure it won't happen but I dont think it's as far fetched as you think. The Unidome cost 7.5 million to build which apparently is 32+ million is today's money. That's not bad when considering the cost of our master plan. The Fargodome cost 48 million which is over 80 million in today's dollars. Still not outrageous but out of our reach at this point.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNI-Dome

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargodome
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(01-05-2018 12:55 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:26 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:24 PM)MileHighHuskie Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:20 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:09 PM)142niu Wrote:  Thats an impressive list to be part of. Its even more impressive when you add in the state of Illinois and its budget. Also, adding in the university has a drastically declining enrollment, makes it pretty damn amazing. What always baffles me about our fan base is the lack of enthusiasm and support it gives to NIU Football. Put this program just about anywhere in the country and the stadium would be packed.

I know this won't happen, but I have always felt attendance would rise significantly if we had a domed stadium. People don't like to sit outdoors in bad weather. Chances around here are good that the gameday weather will be crappy: rain, wind, cold, snow. Will the increase in attendance offset the cost of the dome? No, but I can dream anyway. 03-cloud9
I am in this camp as well. It would make for a very loud Dog House.

Yea I agree. Too bad we don't have the money for that.

I'm sure it won't happen but I dont think it's as far fetched as you think. The Unidome cost 7.5 million to build which apparently is 32+ million is today's money. That's not bad when considering the cost of our master plan. The Fargodome cost 48 million which is over 80 million in today's dollars. Still not outrageous but out of our reach at this point.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNI-Dome

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargodome


A small dome like Uni or Kibbie would be great! Especially if you could keep Brigham Field for nice weather games. That's a luxury for schools with tons of cash, not NIU. The problem with the small dome is dropping the capacity below the FBS requirement of 20,000. But since espn is mostly responsible for the maction debacle, get them to pay for half of it...call it the espn maction dome and skirt the 20k rule. Maction games, in a dome or outside, aren't drawing more than 12-15k anyway. How fun would a packed dome of 15k Huskie fans in December when its 0 degrees outside? It would be like a mini vacation.
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