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NIU worthy of Power 5 - article
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I know there's zero interest in making this happen and the logistics would be absurd but wouldn't a conference of those seven teams be fun? What the hell, throw San Diego State in there too. You could call it "Conference Most Geographically Nonsensical But a Good Time Nonetheless"
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(05-07-2019 01:25 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  I know there's zero interest in making this happen and the logistics would be absurd but wouldn't a conference of those seven teams be fun? What the hell, throw San Diego State in there too. You could call it "Conference Most Geographically Nonsensical But a Good Time Nonetheless"

Sounds like a good conference to me. And the name can't be any worse than a 14-team conference being called the big 10.
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(05-07-2019 01:25 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  I know there's zero interest in making this happen and the logistics would be absurd but wouldn't a conference of those seven teams be fun? What the hell, throw San Diego State in there too. You could call it "Conference Most Geographically Nonsensical But a Good Time Nonetheless"

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Two major things hurting NIU has been the slow decline in program since 2013 and also the MAC affiliation. The MAC affiliation is bad not because of quality of the conference , it is usually excellent. The problem is the TV contract which has whittled down the fanbase to almost next to nothing.
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It takes more than wins. The Huskies need to bring more fans to the game. If the Huskies had half the wins, but double the attendance, they would have more P5 suitors calling. I am not about to apply for the AD job, but you can not just blame it on the MAC either.
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(05-07-2019 07:59 PM)Huskie_Jon Wrote:  It takes more than wins. The Huskies need to bring more fans to the game. If the Huskies had half the wins, but double the attendance, they would have more P5 suitors calling. I am not about to apply for the AD job, but you can not just blame it on the MAC either.

Totally agree, the MAC is usually right on part with MWC, and thats a good thing. The quality of play in MAC cannot be blamed. What can obviously be blamed is the ESPN contract. We have no fans left and deservedly so. Commish of this league and cowardly ADs have let the conference lose 80 percent of its fans. In many ways, we deserve our fate for the horrible leadership in this conference.
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(05-07-2019 08:19 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(05-07-2019 07:59 PM)Huskie_Jon Wrote:  It takes more than wins. The Huskies need to bring more fans to the game. If the Huskies had half the wins, but double the attendance, they would have more P5 suitors calling. I am not about to apply for the AD job, but you can not just blame it on the MAC either.

Totally agree, the MAC is usually right on part with MWC, and thats a good thing. The quality of play in MAC cannot be blamed. What can obviously be blamed is the ESPN contract. We have no fans left and deservedly so. Commish of this league and cowardly ADs have let the conference lose 80 percent of its fans. In many ways, we deserve our fate for the horrible leadership in this conference.

Mac is a huge problem. Even the authors recognize that. You can’t compare Mac competition to MWC year in and out. MWC has a few bad apples where as the MAC usually has half the conference listed as worst in the fbs.
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NIU's only realistic chance to get into a power conference in the near future is if a power conference like the Big 12 or ACC wants to establish their own television network and they would want to have a footprint in the Chicago cable TV market, especially if their network was part of a basic sports package and they received monthly revenue from it. Otherwise unless NIU wins more and greatly expands it facilities, its unlikely to happen.
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The Kool Aid drinkers are out in force again. It is like me talking about dating Cindy Crawford every day. Let us all get a reality check. It is not going to happen folks.
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(05-07-2019 11:27 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  It is like me talking about dating Cindy Crawford every day. ... It is not going to happen folks.

Isn't she from DeKalb? She might have been desperate for a turnabout or homecoming date when she still had braces, so what you're saying is, "There's a chance!"
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(05-07-2019 11:27 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  The Kool Aid drinkers are out in force again. It is like me talking about dating Cindy Crawford every day. Let us all get a reality check. It is not going to happen folks.

Not drinking any Kool aid. Just sharing an article that gave us some credibility. Unfortunately deserving becuase of the product on the field doesn’t get you in.
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(05-08-2019 01:37 AM)Huckin Fuskie Wrote:  
(05-07-2019 11:27 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  It is like me talking about dating Cindy Crawford every day. ... It is not going to happen folks.

Isn't she from DeKalb? She might have been desperate for a turnabout or homecoming date when she still had braces, so what you're saying is, "There's a chance!"

I've talked to people who went to school with her. She's always been hot... AND smart!
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(05-08-2019 07:42 AM)badmoonrising13 Wrote:  
(05-08-2019 01:37 AM)Huckin Fuskie Wrote:  
(05-07-2019 11:27 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  It is like me talking about dating Cindy Crawford every day. ... It is not going to happen folks.

Isn't she from DeKalb? She might have been desperate for a turnabout or homecoming date when she still had braces, so what you're saying is, "There's a chance!"

I've talked to people who went to school with her. She's always been hot... AND smart!

I met her when I was attending NIU. She is gorgeous.
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(05-07-2019 11:27 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  The Kool Aid drinkers are out in force again. It is like me talking about dating Cindy Crawford every day. Let us all get a reality check. It is not going to happen folks.

My hope is that the team continues to do well enough to be included in lists like this, even though we don't have an actual chance at a major conference. That is, be listed as a top G5 team here and there. Nothing wrong with that.
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(05-08-2019 01:37 AM)Huckin Fuskie Wrote:  
(05-07-2019 11:27 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  It is like me talking about dating Cindy Crawford every day. ... It is not going to happen folks.

Isn't she from DeKalb? She might have been desperate for a turnabout or homecoming date when she still had braces, so what you're saying is, "There's a chance!"
Just look up the old DeKalb Night Weekly newspapers. She was in it ever week.

It is fun just to be in the P5 conversation. Being recognized as having sustained success over a decade is a nice accomplishment. If Hammock can coach as well as he can market then we will stay in this conversation for years to come.

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I think the Big 12 will have to make some changes in the next 5 years.
I have a dream..
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(05-08-2019 12:32 PM)huskie1stdown Wrote:  I think the Big 12 will have to make some changes in the next 5 years.
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Where’s Cindy?


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(05-08-2019 03:31 PM)klake87 Wrote:  
(05-08-2019 12:32 PM)huskie1stdown Wrote:  I think the Big 12 will have to make some changes in the next 5 years.
I have a dream..

Unless your dream contains a Multi-Billionaire Alumni, it will be a nightmare soon.

Where is that Huskie version of T Boone Pickens anyway?
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