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  • MinnesotaNorthStar
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    Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
    I heard that the SEC wants the Universidad de Veracruz to become a a football only member to open up the fertile recruiting grounds in Mexico.
    They're going to rewrite the rules though like they're doing for Canadian schools, otherwise they'll win the CWS nearly every year.

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  • dggoddard
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    At worse, UBC never becomes a powerhouse, but college hockey gets more exposure north of the border for the price or rewriting a rule.
    I heard that the SEC wants the Universidad de Veracruz to become a a football only member to open up the fertile recruiting grounds in Mexico.

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  • Alton
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    And frankly, I'm sure that they can rewrite the rule book if they wanted to.
    The point is, though, that they are re-writing the rule book. They are re-writing it to ensure that Canadian schools can't come in through the back door and compete for a Division I title. Since Men's Hockey is just about the only significant sport out there with a Division I championship but not a Division II championship, this rule is aimed squarely at hockey teams. The message from the NCAA is clear--Canadian schools are welcome in Division II, which needs warm bodies, but those Canadian schools will not be permitted to play at the top level in any sport.

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  • bigmrg74
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    Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
    There is no way in H-E-double hockey sticks UBC is joining the NCHC.

    http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011...er-of-the-cis/
    That was released back in April, and hell, a lot has changed since then. And frankly, I'm sure that they can rewrite the rule book if they wanted to. College Hockey Inc. would easily see that having a Canadian school becoming a decent brand and power house would be simply huge in educating every Canadian prospect out there about keeping their NCAA eligibility. They lean on the Big Ten and the other big schools in hockey, and they should be to change that rule for UBC and other Canadian schools that would like to play NCAA hockey. At worse, UBC never becomes a powerhouse, but college hockey gets more exposure north of the border for the price or rewriting a rule.

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  • Alton
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    True, but UBC would be a decent back up plan with as much potential the thunderbirds would have in opening up the Canadian market to college hockey.
    That won't happen, according to NCAA rules. While normal (US-based) Division II member institutions may compete for a Division I Championship if there is no Division II championship in that sport, the NCAA has specifically stated that Canadian institutions may not under any circumstances compete for a Division I Championship.

    See, for example, page 2 of the February 2011 report of the Division I Administration Cabinet:
    http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/DI_Admin_Cab...1%20Report.pdf

    "The cabinet reviewed Constitution 3.1.1, which limits Division I membership to colleges, universities, athletics conferences or associations, and other groups that are related to intercollegiate athletics that are accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies and that are located in the United States, its territories or possessions, and agreed that the principle set forth in such legislation should also apply to eligibility for participation in a Division I championship."

    I don't see any reason that the NCHC would want to admit a member that is constrained by Division II scholarship limits and scheduling limits, and is not eligible for the Division I championship.

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  • Shirtless Guy
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
    I did...thats today...who knows about tomorrow...then again, I doubt the NCHC lasts that long...

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  • dggoddard
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    ever? you're full of crap
    Read the article.

    http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011...er-of-the-cis/

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  • Shirtless Guy
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
    There is no way in H-E-double hockey sticks UBC is joining the NCHC.

    http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011...er-of-the-cis/
    ever? you're full of crap

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  • dggoddard
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    True, but UBC would be d decent back up plan with as much potential the thunderbirds would have in opening up the Canadian market to college hockey.
    There is no way in H-E-double hockey sticks UBC is joining the NCHC.

    http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011...er-of-the-cis/

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  • bigmrg74
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    Originally posted by ecbrevik View Post
    My bet is they are waiting and hoping for Notre Dame.
    True, but UBC would be d decent back up plan with as much potential the thunderbirds would have in opening up the Canadian market to college hockey.

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  • ecbrevik
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    The more I think about it, the more I think something else might be afoot here. Clearly, the NCHA would want Norte Dame, but that's almost too much to wish for I think. I almost wonder if the schools know if there's another school out west, that's big enough that with there brand name is big enough that any league would want them. Having some knowledge about a school that's been fairly quiet about their fundraising efforts would be a huge ace in the hole. It's too late for this year for a school like UBC to announce that they're crossing the border and joining NCAA D2, which in turn would allow them to go D1 in hockey.
    My bet is they are waiting and hoping for Notre Dame.

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  • Wol4ine
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    I stand by UB who?

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  • bigmrg74
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    Originally posted by MavsFan View Post
    I'm guessing University of British Columbia.
    Correct.

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  • MavsFan
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    I'm guessing University of British Columbia.

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  • Wol4ine
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    Re: The Beginning of new hockey leagues

    Originally posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    The more I think about it, the more I think something else might be afoot here. Clearly, the NCHA would want Norte Dame, but that's almost too much to wish for I think. I almost wonder if the schools know if there's another school out west, that's big enough that with there brand name is big enough that any league would want them. Having some knowledge about a school that's been fairly quiet about their fundraising efforts would be a huge ace in the hole. It's too late for this year for a school like UBC to announce that they're crossing the border and joining NCAA D2, which in turn would allow them to go D1 in hockey.
    UB who?

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