Unless it's changed in the last year or two, USBank and Iowa State had a massive agreement related to ISU Cards (ID). USBank paid a hefty sum to link the ISU Card to a bank account. As part of the agreement they are allowed to advertise during new student orientation, and would pack Beardshear with workers to get students to sign up while they waited in line to get ID.
USBank used to own the ATMs on campus as well, but this changed three or four years ago (now owned by the Greater Iowa Credit Union).
nonetheless this sucks
We could still get him into the write-in competition!
Usually if you are a business, in this case a good sized business, you try to keep your banker happy, keep the money flowing. Again, I doubt that ISU gets more from USB than just a checking service. And in this day and age, you'd want to keep that bank happy as bank relationships that supply large amounts of capital to you are not as easy as just a year ago.
No big deal. I doubt Capital One would want Cy in there again anyway. They like people coming to their website and probably want a new group of fans hitting it every day. Cyclone fans spent plenty of time there last year.
However, it did inspire me to create a Cyclone Fanatic award that goes to any person who breaks a bad news story about Iowa State.
So without further ado, I bestow upon you, Cyman1189, the first honorary Cyclone Fanatic, "Beaver of Bad News" Award. Congratulations! I know we will give out many, many more.
Ok, continue with the thread.
hahaha!!!! HELLLL YEAAAAA!!!! do i get to be at present at the bestowment of the next award?
Better to go out on top.
Punch drunk Cy would be a sad sight.
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This is rather stupid. The AD pumped the contest as much as anyone, as I recall. Didn't most of us get emails reminding us to vote and such?
I'm guessing US Bank is our financier for many of the capital projects?
I agree it does sound stupid.
Pollard was super proud of it, and the school promoted it a ton. It excited the fan base, and was an overal win for everyone. I can't imagine that we would choose not to participate again unless there was pressure coming from somewhere. That's the only thing that make logical sense.