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  • Lady wore Black
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by 4four4 View Post
    We know your wife didn't write this. LOL.
    Huh? I think you have me confused with FTLT.

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  • 4four4
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by Lady wore Black View Post
    A worthless POS who married into money. He also let his father-in-law close down the only sheet of ice the city of Racine has every had so he can have a nice penthouse office.
    We know your wife didn't write this. LOL.

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  • Lady wore Black
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    Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    Marquette would easily get more attention than UWM.
    You...You are correct.

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Marquette would easily get more attention than UWM.

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  • mariucci
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    Originally posted by solovsfett View Post
    this is most certainly true, and having a boost to youth hockey in wisconsin as a result benefits hockey in general.

    I'd love for it to be UWM getting a team but if Marquette anti's up someday I'd support it (2nd to UW) to support hockey in Wisconsin and hockey in NCAA in general

    and imagine how the journal would suddenly treat hockey if Marquette were playing? Suddenly it would be front page news!
    My thoughts exactly..

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  • solovsfett
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by JDUBBS1280 View Post
    It wouldn't be huge for youth hockey in Wisconsin. It would be gigantic.
    this is most certainly true, and having a boost to youth hockey in wisconsin as a result benefits hockey in general.

    I'd love for it to be UWM getting a team but if Marquette anti's up someday I'd support it (2nd to UW) to support hockey in Wisconsin and hockey in NCAA in general

    and imagine how the journal would suddenly treat hockey if Marquette were playing? Suddenly it would be front page news!

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  • solovsfett
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by icebadger View Post
    FWIW, the Admirals used to average over 8k in the mid to late 90's. Ironically, perhaps becoming a Preds affiliate happened at the same time as the decline in attendance.
    true but that was also when the badger showdown was popular as hell, AND for the admirals, Bob Uecker was doing commercials it had to help a bit

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    Originally posted by AVFC View Post
    Has college hockey ever worked at commuter schools in large urban cities? I am thinking about UIC and Wayne State. I always think of Milwaukee as a hoops town. Maybe that is just Marquette.
    Minnesota is a big commuter school. It has certainly worked there.

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  • WeWantMore
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    Anyone know how Title IX would play into this, if at all? I imagine the boatload of scholarships that football would bring along (assuming D1 obviously) might complicate things a bit.

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  • AVFC
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Has college hockey ever worked at commuter schools in large urban cities? I am thinking about UIC and Wayne State. I always think of Milwaukee as a hoops town. Maybe that is just Marquette.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    Originally posted by jen View Post
    I agree, I don't think attendance would be the biggest concern (although it's a concern). Getting the funding and startup costs covered, and getting an arena is more of a challenge. They already have venue issues with basketball and baseball (and probably other sports). Money is not exactly flowing into the UWM athletic department, and hockey is not really going to help the revenue problems they already have.

    honestly... and I can't believe I'm saying this... if they're going to add a "big" sport, it's probably smarter to add football instead of hockey. UWM football would be the ONLY outdoor football team in town. There's more choices for hockey. I don't really get a sense of community among UWM alums, and having a football team would help that - moreso than hockey. Football could be used to fund other programs, and maybe hockey or other sports can be added later. There are a lot of alums in town - and football is more popular, by far, and would get more financial support and benefit the entire Athletic Department. I would be concerned about the long-term feasability, though. UWM had football until 1974, although I'm not sure of the details that killed the program. Hockey is an afterthought right now - and probably should be until they solve their financial difficulties.
    I tried bringing this up earlier. Why doesn't Marquette move their club team to D1 if there is enough support in Milwaukee?

    - They have a history in the sport
    - They have alumni with deeper pockets
    - Most importantly, they already have a club team
    Last edited by JDUBBS1280; 11-03-2011, 05:22 PM.

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  • mariucci
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Wether it be Milwaukee or elsewhere I think it would be a great move to add another D1 to WI...

    Hell even some of the smaller schools could make the transition from D3 to D1 and draw a decent crowd.. Ie Superior, River Falls (just an off the cuff idea, so dont blast me to much for those ideas)..

    You folk would know the particulars better than I as far as which schools/programs, I just like the idea and hope it happes for ya..

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  • jen
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    Originally posted by Chuck Schwartz View Post
    I find the "lack of interest in hockey in Milwaukee" some what laughable. While it's not the hotbed of other areas around the state, I'm surprised at the negative outlook that most have in terms of fan base. Sure, they aren't going to average 10,000 a night like the Badgers but I don't see why they can't draw 3,000. If you look at the attendance figures around the country that puts them middle of the pack, by teams like Michigan Tech, Vermont, and Miami.
    I agree, I don't think attendance would be the biggest concern (although it's a concern). Getting the funding and startup costs covered, and getting an arena is more of a challenge. They already have venue issues with basketball and baseball (and probably other sports). Money is not exactly flowing into the UWM athletic department, and hockey is not really going to help the revenue problems they already have.

    honestly... and I can't believe I'm saying this... if they're going to add a "big" sport, it's probably smarter to add football instead of hockey. UWM football would be the ONLY outdoor football team in town. There's more choices for hockey. I don't really get a sense of community among UWM alums, and having a football team would help that - moreso than hockey. Football could be used to fund other programs, and maybe hockey or other sports can be added later. There are a lot of alums in town - and football is more popular, by far, and would get more financial support and benefit the entire Athletic Department. I would be concerned about the long-term feasability, though. UWM had football until 1974, although I'm not sure of the details that killed the program. Hockey is an afterthought right now - and probably should be until they solve their financial difficulties.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    Originally posted by Chuck Schwartz View Post
    I find the "lack of interest in hockey in Milwaukee" some what laughable. While it's not the hotbed of other areas around the state, I'm surprised at the negative outlook that most have in terms of fan base. Sure, they aren't going to average 10,000 a night like the Badgers but I don't see why they can't draw 3,000. If you look at the attendance figures around the country that puts them middle of the pack, by teams like Michigan Tech, Vermont, and Miami.

    There are already some nice youth programs in the SE part of the state, but adding a D-1 hockey team in the area would give it a HUGE boost.

    I'm certainly not counting my chickens, and don't think this is realistic, but I really hope it is...because it could be great for the growth of hockey in this state.
    It wouldn't be huge for youth hockey in Wisconsin. It would be gigantic.

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  • Chuck Schwartz
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    I find the "lack of interest in hockey in Milwaukee" some what laughable. While it's not the hotbed of other areas around the state, I'm surprised at the negative outlook that most have in terms of fan base. Sure, they aren't going to average 10,000 a night like the Badgers but I don't see why they can't draw 3,000. If you look at the attendance figures around the country that puts them middle of the pack, by teams like Michigan Tech, Vermont, and Miami.

    There are already some nice youth programs in the SE part of the state, but adding a D-1 hockey team in the area would give it a HUGE boost.

    I'm certainly not counting my chickens, and don't think this is realistic, but I really hope it is...because it could be great for the growth of hockey in this state.

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