My wife Rachel and I have been season ticket holders for a few years now for Men’s basketball and Football. Following Cyclone athletics has really become a big part of our lives post college and it’s something we’re looking forward to enjoying as we raise our family in central Iowa.
I understand the purpose of the Big 4 Classic and I am excited to watch the games in Des Moines next year. However, I do feel like playing all the in-state teams is a unique experience in Iowa and those are some of the games that season ticket holders and fans in the state in general really look forward to each year.
That said I think the format of the tournament creates a unique opportunity for us to continue playing all of the teams. Since we’ll be playing Drake in Des Moines the next four years, scheduling home and away games with UNI for the ’13 and ’15 seasons, and Drake for the ’14 and ’16 seasons seems possible and sensible. I hope those who are responsible for scheduling for our teams will consider those options for the program because all of our schools are good programs and offer ample opportunities to generate excitement for our fans and prepare the athletes for Big 12 conference play.
Thank you for your time and go Cyclones!