If we can try to get into the CIC we certainly should.
"Your actions in expansion will be very revealing as to whether or not Big 10 athletic departments can maintain their non-profit status.
If proximity, academic integrity and research prowess are truly your motives, Iowa State University will be invited. If it is a pure profit play, Iowa State will not be invited.
Once your motives are revealed, we will look at how to handle the collection of taxes and loss of deduct-ability for Big 10 athletic department contributions."
Yeah this school ended WWII why are we going to be punished?
Iowa does not have much if any pull in the big ten but it would be in the best interest for the state as a whole if they tried to help ISU get in as a CIC member. ISU is a better fit in that way than the hucksters. I don't know what will happen but as an Iowa alum I would pull for it and join in on a campaign for it.
I posted this in another thread, but from the dates of the article (and others) has this has been a done deal for two plus weeks?
CIC News > Lincoln Journal Star, Columbia Daily Tribune Feature CIC