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    At one point I'd heard the NCAA was going to change the criteria for being a Div I school.

    But it is/was required to have 14 teams; either 7 men's and 7 women's or 6 men's and 8 women's. There is also a requirement to have "X" number of teams each competitive season (Fall, Winter, Spring).

    Bluestater is spot on. Wrestling people need to get involved with their schools. Attending duals, etc., helps, but we need to go beyond that. There are alumni associations, booster groups, or in Maryland's case I became very involved in our letter winners group; the M Club.

    This provides access to ADs and significant people on campus. It helps personalizes us by connecting real people and alumni to our sport. In my case I was a member of the athletic council, which gave me an insight into the issues the athletic department faced, which helped us steer a course for wrestling that was connected to the political and fiscal realities Maryland faced.

    We can sit on the sideline, complain about the lack of respect wrestling receives, tear down the coaches and athletes or, like Bluestater said, we can be proactive and become involved while our programs are still alive.
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    UNI, then, may have a particular problem in getting a fan base behind the sport, simply because Iowa fans, and to a lesser degree, Iowa State fans, seem to loathe everything about UNI for some odd reason.

    UNI fans are loyal and have a good base of support, but we may ned more than that. You'd think that I was the worst person in the world in Iowa because I love and support UNI.

    I just don't see these people rallying to the cause.
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    ban, giving UNI fans crap for the team they root for is one thing, but no one wants to see UNI drop its team. Especially when you remember that UNI traditionally has a lot of Iowa kids on their roster, kids that ISU and Iowa fans have cheered for in high school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ISU2008 View Post
    ban, giving UNI fans crap for the team they root for is one thing, but no one wants to see UNI drop its team. Especially when you remember that UNI traditionally has a lot of Iowa kids on their roster, kids that ISU and Iowa fans have cheered for in high school.
    We'll see. Trust me, Iowans loathe UNI, aside from us loyal UNI fans.
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    I'm an Iowan, I don't loathe UNI. All my ISU friends who are wrestling fans, they don't loathe UNI. Anyone who is a wrestling fan does not want UNI to drop their team. And I am willing to bet most of them would even put money up for it. Like it's been said, it's a hell of a lot easier to get people to go to UNI meets and support the team when there actually is one, than to ask for money to support it once a decision has been made to kill it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ISU2008 View Post
    I'm an Iowan, I don't loathe UNI. All my ISU friends who are wrestling fans, they don't loathe UNI. Anyone who is a wrestling fan does not want UNI to drop their team. And I am willing to bet most of them would even put money up for it. Like it's been said, it's a hell of a lot easier to get people to go to UNI meets and support the team when there actually is one, than to ask for money to support it once a decision has been made to kill it.
    Fair enough. You did note that I said Iowa fans, and to a lesser degree ISU fans, right? It is mainly Iowa fans, for some mysterious reason who have UNI on their lists of most hated teams.
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    I think you're wrong about what people think about UNI. Among my circle of friends, we'd rather lose something to UNI than to Iowa State. UNI is not thought of on the same level of Iowa and ISU most of the time, but we don't dislike you guys particularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirgermaine View Post
    I think you're wrong about what people think about UNI. Among my circle of friends, we'd rather lose something to UNI than to Iowa State. UNI is not thought of on the same level of Iowa and ISU most of the time, but we don't dislike you guys particularly.
    You should have seen the heat that I was taking around tournament time this past year from Iowans for being a UNI fan.

    Wow!!
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    That's a fan thing; that's completely different than helping out a program in trouble. Ban, does UNI have a booster club?

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