**2021 Iowa Basketball Offseason Thread**

Jim

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Fran and Margaret are great people. You all know that my son has special needs. They text him regularly, which he always responds with something about the cheerleaders. We have an open invitation to practices, but he won’t go anymore because of the lack of “ladies”.
 
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Fran and Margaret are great people. You all know that my son has special needs. They text him regularly, which he always responds with something about the cheerleaders. We have an open invitation to practices, but he won’t go anymore because of the lack of “ladies”.
Gotta have priorities. Honorable IMO.
 

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Fran and Margaret are great people. You all know that my son has special needs. They text him regularly, which he always responds with something about the cheerleaders. We have an open invitation to practices, but he won’t go anymore because of the lack of “ladies”.
There is an undeniable theme among Iowa coaches and supporting great kids with needs. Really, it reflects the importance of the Reach program, Jon Teig has been the bat boy for over a decade, and it has provided such patience, understanding, and love for so many. Between your son, Jack Devlin, and Jonny, it makes better citizens.
 

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Fran and Margaret are great people. You all know that my son has special needs. They text him regularly, which he always responds with something about the cheerleaders. We have an open invitation to practices, but he won’t go anymore because of the lack of “ladies”.
tree, nut.
 

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A record 6 B10+ games this season. That means a whole lotta Maddie for ole @Valp

 

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Lots of 8pm starts. I don’t know that all those btn+ games are set in stone
 

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Lol at the schedule this year compared to last year. I usually laugh off schedule concerns, but that might be the worst non-conference schedule they have had since Fran has been here.

The Big Ten schedule is also as soft as I can ever remember it. They get to play bottom feeders Penn State, Minnesota and Nebrantska twice.
 

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Isn’t the thinking that with more conference games, non conference SOS doesn’t really matter as much?
 

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Isn’t the thinking that with more conference games, non conference SOS doesn’t really matter as much?
Somewhat, but it can still screw your seed badly. I'm more just talking from a watchability and competitive standpoint. I get why they went light this year, but sheesh.
 

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This year they don't get a Big East Challenge game, no Thanksgiving tourney and Iowa State is terrible. Virginia is pretty much the only game worth a shit outside of their Big Ten schedule.
 

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Lol at the schedule this year compared to last year. I usually laugh off schedule concerns, but that might be the worst non-conference schedule they have had since Fran has been here.

The Big Ten schedule is also as soft as I can ever remember it. They get to play bottom feeders Penn State, Minnesota and Nebrantska twice.
They've really got to take care of business this year, because they absolutely won't get the benefit of the doubt if they have a middling conference record.
 

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They've really got to take care of business this year, because they absolutely won't get the benefit of the doubt if they have a middling conference record.
They have to be no worse than 10-2 in the Non-Conference and more likely 11-1. Can't have a slip up beyond losing to Virginia and maybe Iowa State because it is on the road. Any other loss is devastating.

Then need at least 10-10 in conference to get a bid.

With all that said, I think they are going to be so much better than anyone is expecting given the media and others are picking them #9 or #10 in the conference.
 

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This year they don't get a Big East Challenge game, no Thanksgiving tourney and Iowa State is terrible. Virginia is pretty much the only game worth a shit outside of their Big Ten schedule.
I have no idea what Utah State is bringing back, but they are usually one of the stronger mid-majors. A neutral court game against Utah State would have been a Q1 victory last year.
 

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If you schedule light, you get streaming games. pretty simple.

That said, I have zero issues with BTN Plus.
 
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