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  • #76
    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by MUhawks628 View Post
    I think that's the same guy who runs http://thecollegehockeyblog.com
    Appears that way.

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    Either way, he doesn't sound like he has the ear of anyone AT Kansas, just that he would like it a lot, and that he's having college hockey withdrawals.
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    • #77
      Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

      Minnesota State University Moorhead will not be adding hockey. I received an official E-Mail from the MSUM Alumni Association with the full press release, but here's the Fargo Forum article.

      http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/352296/

      Minnesota State University Moorhead President Edna Szymanski is expected to announce today that the school has decided not to add Division I ice hockey to its athletic program.

      In a letter she released to the MSUM faculty, Szymanski said the school has fallen short of raising the necessary money to fund a Division I men's and women's hockey team "due to the current econmic climate."

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      • #78
        Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

        In the car so no link, but KFGO radio is reporting President Edna has announced MSUM will pull the plug on the hockey dream. They just couldn't raise the funds, apparently.

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        • #79
          Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

          And I got beat to the punch. Better post above both of mine.

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          • #80
            Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

            Originally posted by thebrain View Post
            Minnesota State University Moorhead will not be adding hockey. I received an official E-Mail from the MSUM Alumni Association with the full press release, but here's the Fargo Forum article.

            http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/352296/

            Minnesota State University Moorhead President Edna Szymanski is expected to announce today that the school has decided not to add Division I ice hockey to its athletic program.

            In a letter she released to the MSUM faculty, Szymanski said the school has fallen short of raising the necessary money to fund a Division I men's and women's hockey team "due to the current econmic climate."
            I thought this part was interesting.
            In addition to the financial implications of adding a premier sport, the decision was influenced by upcoming changes in conference affiliations. Membership shakeups from the formation of the Big 10 Hockey Conference and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference won't take effect until 2013-14, but the changes created a limited window of opportunity.
            To me it seems the WCHA may have decided on a 10th member.
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            • #81
              Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

              Originally posted by Flashy Man View Post
              To me it seems the WCHA may have decided on a 10th member.
              Huntsville or bust!

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              • #82
                Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

                Originally posted by Flashy Man View Post
                I thought this part was interesting.
                In addition to the financial implications of adding a premier sport, the decision was influenced by upcoming changes in conference affiliations. Membership shakeups from the formation of the Big 10 Hockey Conference and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference won't take effect until 2013-14, but the changes created a limited window of opportunity. To me it seems the WCHA may have decided on a 10th member.
                Seems to me conference changes were the reason they prematurely announced they were bringing in Div 1 hockey. Why announce when so far from the goal? Hoping it will bring in further funds?

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                • #83
                  Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

                  I wonder what would have happened if our economy wasn't as bad. What if we had the economy of the 1990's when all this conference change was occurring?
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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Biddco View Post
                    I wonder what would have happened if our economy wasn't as bad. What if we had the economy of the 1990's when all this conference change was occurring?
                    Probably (maybe?) we'd have more than 58 teams right now, but there would also certainly have been more Fairfields, Findlays and Wayne States.
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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
                      Huntsville or bust!
                      Considering the WCHA really, really wants to be at 10 or 12 teams, the door for Huntsville is about as wide open as its ever going to be.
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                      • #86
                        Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

                        Originally posted by Beer Pong Horn View Post
                        Let me take a crack at it.

                        Hypothesis: College X, within the WCHA's footprint, has a big donor willing to fund a men's D-I hockey team. College X approaches the WCHA and says, "Daddy Warbucks says he will fund our new hockey team, and we would like to join your conference starting in Fall 2013. See, we've already started to gather players and a coach, and we're breaking ground on an arena in July!" The WCHA leaps at the opportunity and saves the tenth spot for College X, despite UAH's pleas.

                        Fast forward to Fall 2013. Daddy Warbucks' stock value fell, and now he can only give $15 million to College X. College X can't scrape up the rest, so they tell the WCHA, "Give us one more year." Meanwhile, Chris Luongo puts together a .350 season in Huntsville.

                        Fast forward to late Spring 2014. Daddy Warbucks goes to prison for tax evasion, and College X is stuck with half a stadium and an overpaid gym instructor. The WCHA tells College X to screw off and immediately offers a conference spot to UAH the week before the university plans to announce the hockey program's cancellation. UAH takes the spot, but Luongo's miracle season has already gotten him a job in the ECAC. They promote an assistant and go ahead regardless.

                        Fast forward to Spring 2015. UAH finishes dead last in the WCHA with 2 conference points (a 1-1 tie and a 0-0 tie), two forfeits (since they couldn't afford to go to UAF) and an average attendance of 325 people per game. The university decides, "We can't keep embarrassing ourselves," and pulls the plug. Geof Morris cries in his beer for three months.
                        :chuckle: I don't think UAH makes it to 2014-15 without a conference, and I know that our conference preference is the WCHA.

                        Crying in my beer is not fun at all. Mack Portera got me there for about four days before someone told me that we weren't done fighting. "So you're saying there's a chance?"

                        Originally posted by Squarebanks View Post
                        Considering the WCHA really, really wants to be at 10 or 12 teams, the door for Huntsville is about as wide open as its ever going to be.
                        I have the truck backed up to the loading dock. Let's do dis.

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                        • #87
                          Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

                          Originally posted by Biddco View Post
                          I wonder what would have happened if our economy wasn't as bad. What if we had the economy of the 1990's when all this conference change was occurring?
                          We would be cheering against MSU-Moorhead.
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                          • #88
                            Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

                            Originally posted by 4four4 View Post
                            We would be cheering against MSU-Moorhead.
                            Probably. It's nice not to have to worry about two MSU-M's.
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