I don't understand why when someone posts that a recruit has interest in ISU it has to be stealing from CR. It is not difficult to go to rivals.com, in their free area, and see who has interest with what schools. That's like going to a butcher shop, ordering cow spines and then yelling at the butcher for giving your veal chops. It just don't make sense.
Wow...goes to show you the power of organized religion.
An atheist who cannot separate morality from Christianity.
If you pay to obtain info, that is your choice. Don’t blame others who don’t pay and receive similar info. There are more than anyone “source”.
I will never pay for any information. No way any of this information is proprietary.
From which does ISU athletics benefit most from, should you need to choose only one to put your money toward?
- Fans paying for premium online memberships.
- Fans donating money and buying tickets.
Tough call, unless you know of coaches/recruits that make their decisions based on the number of fans that own premium online memberships.
Wow smoe people have way to much free time
One of these "premium" sites wasn't too worried about taking my money and not sending the printed paper as promised. Several years ago, but I'm stilled miffed when someone gets on some poor soul for sharing "premium" info.
Let's see, CN and CR are affiliated with scout and rivals, two rather powerful companies. I note they have similar paid sites for all the other Div 1 and more websites. I think they are the ones in competition and will be raiding each other for info. Point of fact, after I mentioned that rivals had 12 commits in free section while scout had 10, the next day scout mysteriously showed 12 and broadcast that they have a new recruit committed listed and we are running out of time to get the good inside stories by 7 Feb if we do not sign up now. I think all three have enough interest to keep going because I think Cyclone fans are pumped up about future winning teams. Again, what premium info has been placed on this website that is not available from the free sectiob? Obviously, someone reporting a tip that is not a premium member will not have access to paid info. Are some people peeved because so much of what the paid sites say is premium pops up the next day in the Rag, on this site, on sports talk shows. IMO, most of the leaks occur from sports talk shows. People email info or callin and within a few minutes it is all across the nation. Jeremy has explained his policy endlessly and people still persist in saying some ogre has slipped in paid premium info. A lot of good comments are made from friends of friends with some juicy info, the same place the paid websites are probably finding it. People complaining about robbing the paid cradle remind me of those Hawkeye fans in some ways. Whine. Whine. Whine. I do not know what more Jeremy can say or do. This is a respectable discussion website.
what cyclone sites you guys talkong about?????i thought there were only 2 cyclone sites that were official cyclone sites-cyclone fanatic and cyclones.com !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many people on this board have close associations with people at Iowa State University so it is only natural for information to migrate out along multiple sources resulting in many people knowing the same information. I think it is unfair to assume that just because information is provided and "You" can't find it on any free sites, that it has automatically been taken from another premium site. The Cyclone community can be quite small at times so don't rush to judgement on people who are contributing to free message boards and discussions about Cyclone sports. Premium sites are clearly not the only source of Cyclone information and we all need to quit thinking like that. This type of post only discourages other Cyclone fans from posting what they hear for fear of being accused of various acts of immorality by other posters. Seriously, the free exchange of Cyclone information is what will make Cyclone sports interesting and accessible to a wider potential fanbase.
"As long as nothing is copy-righted I don't see how anything could be unethical or un -Christian like about it. Where do you think the info comes from in the first place? In my mind I think it is a sham for a third party to create an atmosphere of exclusivity and then turn around and charge for info that they themselves have obtained for free via contacts – Contacts that, for the most part, work for a PUBLIC University. So no, I don't lose any sleep over it."
So, if someone doesn't lock their door in your opinion its okay to go in and steal their stuff?
Most of the information posted on premium sites comes from phone calls with recruits or their coaches, NOT contacts that work for a PUBLIC UNIVERSITY. It would be against NCAA rules for a college coach to name and discuss an individual recruit with a site like CN or CR prior to their signing a LOI.
Rivals and scout calls the coaches and kids up at home and asks for the latest. They may even talk to the parents. Most of it is unofficial till the signing.