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  • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

    Originally posted by RinkPig View Post
    UMD will never surpass the Gophs as the best MN team...ever, ever, ever, ever!! .
    There are plenty of examples of schools like Louisville, Gonzaga, Miami [Florida], Memphis, Duke, Boise State and others rising up over a 10 or 15 year period and punching the big state school in the nose. Over the long haul you are correct, the Gophers are in good shape.

    As long as UMD pulls in Canadians and the Gophers don't, there is always a chance the tide can turn. Especially in a sport like college hockey where one or two good players can have a huge impact.

    And don't underestimate the bump UMD will get from the new arena, the NC banner and new league.
    Last edited by dggoddard; 08-04-2011, 05:09 PM.

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    • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

      Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
      There are plenty of examples of schools like Louisville, Gonzaga, Miami [Florida], Memphis, Duke, Boise State and others rising up over a 10 or 15 year period and punching the big state school in the nose. Over the long haul, the Gophers are in good shape.
      Im sure at some point they will reemerge as the premiere program they were but right now they are headed in the wrong direction and it doesn't appear to be getting better yet. Lucia has not been able to adapt to all the turnover like some of the other coaches have.
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      • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

        Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
        And don't underestimate the bump UMD will get from the new arena, the NC banner and new league.
        Uhhhh....

        Will they get a bump for the new arena? Hell yeah. Of course its not like the Mooch is a dump; its good from every aspect except fan atmosphere (though I'm sure you'd call it rowdy ). The NC Banner, yes, but I still think a 17 year old right now thinks he has a better chance of winning one joining the Gophs than the Bulldogs. But the new conference is not going to be something tUMD can hold over the Gophers head, 'cause the Gophers will just mention that shiny new toy they get to play with...
        tUMD is Jan Brady per Brenthoven. Whew.... thanks for clearing THAT up.

        Best USCHO quotes to date:

        "UND/DU will realize that their party sucks, because the easterners only want to drink Zima." - BPH

        "It is too bad that aaron marvin was a senior so he can't go after the rest of the sioux". - bigblue_dl

        "I would rather play the blackhawks than you right now." - dogs2012

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        • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

          Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
          There are plenty of examples of schools like Louisville, Gonzaga, Miami [Florida], Memphis, Duke, Boise State and others rising up over a 10 or 15 year period and punching the big state school in the nose. Over the long haul you are correct, the Gophers are in good shape.

          As long as UMD pulls in Canadians and the Gophers don't, there is always a chance the tide can turn. Especially in a sport like college hockey where one or two good players can have a huge impact.

          And don't underestimate the bump UMD will get from the new arena, the NC banner and new league.
          The Big Ten has something every other school wishes they had in college hockey and that is the Big Ten brand probably the best conference in the country. Oh almost forgot, they will have a North American BTN cable contract that every school not playing in the Big Ten dreams about.
          Slap Shot - 444 might want to consider a restraining order.
          dggoddard - Minnesota is THE ELITE Program in all of college hockey.
          wasmania - you have to be the very best to get ice time with the great gophers!

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          • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

            Originally posted by 4four4 View Post
            The Big Ten has something every other school wishes they had in college hockey
            And now six of them are trying to tell everyone else that they do ... LOL

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            • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

              Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
              Friday nights during college football season would be open as well, but I agree with you that they would be focusing primarily after Jan. 1st.
              CFB isn't that heavy in December.

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              • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

                Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                CFB isn't that heavy in December.
                You have several dozen bowl games in Dec/Jan, with them being played/televised most nights of the week.

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                • Originally posted by fangers View Post
                  You have several dozen bowl games in Dec/Jan, with them being played/televised most nights of the week.
                  ESPN/ABC covers a large number of them though. And there aren't many games from the 1st weekend to the 3rd weekend of the month other than a handful of conference championships and Army/Navy usually.

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                  • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

                    Originally posted by SanTropez View Post
                    WCHA Champs = 12
                    WCHA Tourney champs = 14
                    NCAA Appearances = 32
                    Frozen Fours = 19
                    5 NCAA Championships
                    WCHA Championships = 15
                    NCAA Tournament Appearances = 26
                    Frozen Fours = 19
                    NCAA Championships = 7
                    Record vs. Minnesota = 128-133-14 (according to us -- could be ahead in the series shortly)
                    University of North Dakota

                    National Championships: 8
                    Frozen Fours: 22
                    Conference Titles: 17
                    14 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances

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                    • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

                      Originally posted by fangers View Post
                      You have several dozen bowl games in Dec/Jan, with them being played/televised most nights of the week.
                      I didn't say January, "several" does not a month make, and "most nights of the week" doesn't necessarily include Fri and Sat throughout the month.

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                      • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

                        Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                        I didn't say January, "several" does not a month make, and "most nights of the week" doesn't necessarily include Fri and Sat throughout the month.
                        Wrong

                        Friday, December 2nd
                        MACCG
                        PAC XII CG
                        Saturday December 3rd
                        SECCG
                        ACCCG
                        BIGCG
                        CUSA CG
                        About 20 other televised games
                        December 10th is Army/Navy and the Heisman presentation
                        Saturday December 17th kicks off bowl season.

                        So, you get December 9th, 10th, and 16th where it's just DII and FCS.
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                        • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

                          Let's face it, given their relationship with NBC and their national profile, Notre Dame is driving this bus, and whichever conference they choose will get plenty of air time.
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                          • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

                            Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                            CFB isn't that heavy in December.
                            I was going to disagree but then I checked and you're right, the CFB on Genoway was in November.
                            tUMD is Jan Brady per Brenthoven. Whew.... thanks for clearing THAT up.

                            Best USCHO quotes to date:

                            "UND/DU will realize that their party sucks, because the easterners only want to drink Zima." - BPH

                            "It is too bad that aaron marvin was a senior so he can't go after the rest of the sioux". - bigblue_dl

                            "I would rather play the blackhawks than you right now." - dogs2012

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                            • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

                              Originally posted by TheEagle View Post
                              WCHA Championships = 15
                              NCAA Tournament Appearances = 26
                              Frozen Fours = 19
                              NCAA Championships = 7
                              Record vs. Minnesota = 128-133-14 (according to us -- could be ahead in the series shortly)
                              As for the discrepancy in the records that each school claims in the series, the difference is that Minnesota counts games against our coach-less club team that occurred prior to North Dakota having an actual hockey team (pre-'46). I don't understand why Minnesota counts those games, but perhaps it makes them feel better about themselves. North Dakota does not count anything prior to its actual team being formed (and that includes victories by their club team) in 1946.
                              North Dakota
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                              • Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

                                Originally posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post
                                As for the discrepancy in the records that each school claims in the series, the difference is that Minnesota counts games against our coach-less club team that occurred prior to North Dakota having an actual hockey team (pre-'46). I don't understand why Minnesota counts those games, but perhaps it makes them feel better about themselves. North Dakota does not count anything prior to its actual team being formed (and that includes victories by their club team) in 1946.
                                Who cares in three years the rivalry will be a distant memory. We all move on.
                                Slap Shot - 444 might want to consider a restraining order.
                                dggoddard - Minnesota is THE ELITE Program in all of college hockey.
                                wasmania - you have to be the very best to get ice time with the great gophers!

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