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Everything posted by Plasmodium

  1. Why? Yankee flat bills are common to everyone in urban areas.
  2. I wonder which stage of the recruiting process goes wrong for Iowa. It is not the rural nature of Iowa City since other sports recruit diverse teams. Maybe TnT can't tone it down in the living room. I've heard Iowa doesn't award full scholarships, so that might play a role. Also, as others have mentioned, I imagine freshly tanned rabbit skin hats aren't as attractive as a Yankees flat bill to everyone.
  3. This is the same guy that spent years at NLWC?
  4. This is a taboo subject for some. That doesn't make it irrelevant. Interesting differences between Iowa football and wrestling. Doubtful a B10 football team could stay in a game without some diversity. So they do what is necessary to field a competitive team. They get well deserved flack for being unable to deal with diverse people. The wrestling team, on the other hand, is more than competitive without diversity. So they aren't pressured to be multicultural and then don't get flack for being unable to handle diversity. This also has its shortcomiings, but nobody cares about that.
  5. In the west, Latinos make up a huge portion of wrestlers.
  6. Also, Zalesky must have had a lot of responsibility in that department.
  7. Too close in age, at least for Joe. They were competing themselves during that time. They certainly weren't recruiting on their own. Obviously Gable was successful at recruiting a wide variety of people.
  8. Yeah, they were in their twenties. I doubt they played a role in recruiting them.
  9. Different generation, coaches, culture. Only the singlet design remains. Although, I assume, Chris Campbell's was made of wool.
  10. Have you not read the last two pages? If they are indeed recruiting minorities, they are unsuccessful. Why? It is a legit question. Maybe it is Iowa city, but other sports at Iowa don't look like the proverbial sore thumb. Iowa is a great place for wrestling.. Most recruits want athletic opportunities more than anything else. It is very odd.
  11. Not per se, but their pool of recruits is smaller and that harms them.
  12. Other than great ones from the past, I can't. They shouldn't recruit them if they aren't the best. But when they pop up, and they wiil, they should recruit them.
  13. Weird there is disagreement on something this simple and obvious. Analogous to pushing back against advising a guy who can't get out from bottom to improve from bottom.
  14. Any of them that a recruiting service would call the best.
  15. Of course Iowa is successful. That is why I said iowa is a sweet spot for a recruit to land.
  16. They should succesfully recruit the best wrestlers. Some of them are Asian.
  17. They should successfully recruit the best wrestlers. Then they should coach and mentor them to be champions. That is what Carl does.
  18. They are setup in Iowa. If they can't win ncaa titles, damn right heads should roll.
  19. Your question is confusing. Are you asking about quotas?
  20. ?? Are you asking if they would be better if they exclusively recruited Asians? Of course not. That is the opposite of what I said, BTW.
  21. Indeed, it is a two way street. Other teams are doing well in this regard. TnT aren't doing a good job with this, that is self-evident. Asking about the reasons why is fair. It would only help Iowa if they did a better job and successfully recruited wrestlers from all races and creeds.
  22. They aren't successfully recruited. I feel like Class is just asking some good questions. Iowa is a sweet landing spot for a wrestling recruit, so askign "what gives?" is fair.
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