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kingdobbs
05-08-2012, 03:13 PM
So, does that mean that Merrimack is an associate member? How about Lowell?

No, not at all. Is Michigan an associate member of the Big Ten because it doesn't have a women's hockey team?

Priceless
05-08-2012, 03:42 PM
Sexism is a red herring. The University of Connecticut is the member, not the University of Connecticut's varsity women's ice hockey team. The institution has associate membership because they were only admitted with the privilege to compete in women's ice hockey. It would have been the same had the offer instead been to participate in Hockey East for their new men's roller hockey league; full membership would have entitled the University of Connecticut to also emplace its men's ice hockey team there.

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NU bee
05-08-2012, 03:51 PM
not sure if any of this is new information

http://espn.go.com/boston/story/_/id/7905293/connecticut-huskies-main-focus-hockey-east-expansion

schiegs
05-08-2012, 03:56 PM
not sure if any of this is new information

http://espn.go.com/boston/story/_/id/7905293/connecticut-huskies-main-focus-hockey-east-expansion

"Bertagna says while there have been casual conversations with other schools, the league's talks with UConn are the most serious."

Just curious who the "other schools" may have been. HC? RPI?

Priceless
05-08-2012, 04:20 PM
"Bertagna says while there have been casual conversations with other schools, the league's talks with UConn are the most serious."

Just curious who the "other schools" may have been. HC? RPI?

Knowing Bertagna, I'm betting on "Doesn't Exist University" and "Imaginary College."

RSTuthill
05-08-2012, 07:38 PM
A short piece on NBC30 Sports tonight as well, probably based on the ESPN piece.

Patman
05-08-2012, 11:34 PM
So, in the end, nothing new. Shocking analysis.

claver2010
05-09-2012, 08:37 AM
Strikes me as sexist, that's all. Men's teams don't need a women's team to be a full member of the conference, but women's teams need a men's team?


Powers &8^]

Yukon should probably launch a lawsuit. You know, it's worked out so well for them in the past and all.

RSTuthill
05-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Don't be bitter. Btw, although CT joined in the suit you are referring to, it was filed by Pitt. Completely ruined Pitt's chances of joining the ACC didn't it?

Priceless
05-09-2012, 09:51 AM
Oh good. Another UConn-BC flame war. There goes the neighborhood.

theprofromdover
05-09-2012, 10:29 AM
Don't be bitter. Btw, although CT joined in the suit you are referring to, it was filed by Pitt. Completely ruined Pitt's chances of joining the ACC didn't it?

"BC still has lingering anger about the lawsuit, filed by former Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal in 2003. Among those directly sued for conspiring "to weaken the Big East" were BC Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo and ACC Commissioner John Swofford. Miami and Virginia Tech, who also left for the ACC in 2003, were not sued."

Don't let the truth get in your way.

theprofromdover
05-09-2012, 10:38 AM
More truth.
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/19/nyregion/worth-noting-uconn-vs-acc-round-2-this-time-lawsuit-against-boston-college.html

RSTuthill
05-09-2012, 11:05 AM
Wow, touchy. Yup, Bloomenthal expanded something started by Pitt. Reason was, a certain somebody from MA was chairing the BE strategy to recover from the earlier departures. In the middle of that, that person's unamed school departed the BE. More than a little conflict of interest, wouldn't you say?

johnk
05-09-2012, 11:10 AM
Don't be bitter. Btw, although CT joined in the suit you are referring to, it was filed by Pitt. Completely ruined Pitt's chances of joining the ACC didn't it?


Haha this is priceless. Get your next lawsuit ready for when ND, BU & BC all leave HE to join some "superleague" in a couple of years. And if you don't think its already been approached once, you are wrong.

LtPowers
05-09-2012, 11:15 AM
The institution has associate membership because they were only admitted with the privilege to compete in women's ice hockey.

Yet schools are not admitted with only the privilege of competing in men's hockey. That looks like a distinction based solely on gender.


Powers &8^]

theprofromdover
05-09-2012, 11:18 AM
Yet schools are not admitted with only the privilege of competing in men's hockey. That looks like a distinction based solely on gender.Powers &8^]

Is it dark with your head up there?

AspyDad
05-09-2012, 12:21 PM
http://www.uscho.com/2012/05/09/report-hockey-east-wants-connecticut-as-12th-member-for-2013-14/

first quote I have seen from Bruce Marshall on the topic.

aparch
05-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Haha this is priceless. Get your next lawsuit ready for when ND, BU & BC all leave HE to join some "superleague" in a couple of years. And if you don't think its already been approached once, you are wrong.

American Collegiate Hockey Conference?

They can have an interlocking schedule with the NCHC. :D;)

TonyTheTiger20
05-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Haha this is priceless. Get your next lawsuit ready for when ND, BU & BC all leave HE to join some "superleague" in a couple of years. And if you don't think its already been approached once, you are wrong.Unless I'm mistaken, BC was invited to the NCHC and wanted no part of such a thing.

BC has no desire to leave Hockey East.

Lazyking
05-09-2012, 01:54 PM
Being a Uconn fan living in the state most of my life, I love the possiblity of this, hopefully it could eventually lead to a new arena because XL Center is terrible.