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Quiet Times In Ames.... For A Change

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After the craziness that is Iowa State Basketball has settled down for the most part, this past week has been what most would've expected the past month or so to be like.  Sure there's the question on who will fill out Hoiberg's bench, and also whether we can bring in a transfer or something like that, but for the most part, things are somewhat settled.

With football, people are in that 24/7 recruitment talk, wanting to know who that first Cyclone commitment will be. And for basketball, there is already a good amount of people looking at the 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes as well.

Just not a lot of news. And that isn't a bad thing. We do have conference realignment doomsday worries (I'm guilty of that too),  but even talks about that have settled for now. I'm sure when the latest rumor hits, it'll be the hot topic again.

As a fan, this offseason we have for college sports is kind of rough. From September through March we have tons of action, lots of events to attend. Then, all of a sudden, the plug gets pulled, there's nothing to go to, and we have to wait 4-5 months before football season kicks off again.

While on one hand, it's nice to go online and NOT read about a player transferring, a coach leaving the program, etc., on the other hand it can be kind of boring. But honestly, in May, I'll take boring. It's when we have boring between September and March that I can't take.

So what do you do to pass the offseason? Do you check out recrutiing more in depth, do you pay attention to other sports, or do you just go "dark" until football resumes?

For me, I try to do a little bit of everything. I'm a big baseball fan, so I definitley check out the Twins, and MLB in general. I also try to keep up a little bit with recruiting, but it gets murky at times. It's hard to know what 16, 17, and 18 year olds are going to do, to say the least. But it's the future of our programs, as we have to look at what's going on there from time to time.