This is a numbers game. So, In my eyes, this means that ISU is that much closer to realizing our goal of winning a conference championship.
I understand your sentiment--in some respects, we could to be a big fish in a small pond. Our fan base and $ blows away any MAC team. We could be like Cincy/Boise State etc. But, for sure, this kills our non revenue generating sports. We beat Nebraska last year in football! We won a bowl game! We can compete in a major conference.