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  • Originally posted by J.D. View Post
    Athletes are getting paid by the schools now? (spare me the jokes). I thought the new rules simply allow athletes to make money however they can. Endorsements, etc. Where does a school paying them come into the equation?
    I have this gnawing feeling that NIL is just the tip of the iceberg, especially for the P5 bluebloods. And if overall athletic expenses go up because of this, then IMO you can kiss further D1 hockey expansion goodbye, except maybe at smaller schools with no football. The football and hoops gods MUST be fed.
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    • Originally posted by UncleRay View Post
      And of those who care, who cares enough to not write a check?
      Considering this is a four year old thread and three teams have announced their intention to jump to D1 while the Illini sit on their thumbs...


      .... I'm gonna guess more people aren't writing a check than you assume.
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      • Originally posted by aparch View Post
        Considering this is a four year old thread and three teams have announced their intention to jump to D1 while the Illini sit on their thumbs...


        .... I'm gonna guess more people aren't writing a check than you assume.
        In fairness:
        • One of them is a straight up promotion of a lower tier existing program. Very few actual hurdles as far as creating the program.
        • Another one is just a weird bat**** crazy announcement out of nowhere with seemingly a cavalier “let’s do it live” approach to things like “putting a team together in two months” and “deciding to just play in what amounts to a pee wee rink”
        • A program that technically doesn’t exist yet.
        None of these are going into a conference with seven of the most resource-laden programs in the nation, nor are they trying to have a serious, 5000+ seat arena. In fact I’m not positive any of them have the means to seat more than 1000 fans at a game anytime soon.

        Yes, this Illinois thing has dragged out longer than it took PSU to go from announcement to skates on the ice, but it also kinda <makes sense> that what they’re trying to do takes more time and money. Specifically on the arena front.
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        • Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
          nor are they trying to have a serious, 5000+ seat arena. In fact I’m not positive any of them have the means to seat more than 1000 fans at a game anytime soon.
          Clearly you are not familiar with the Denny Sanford (the namesake donor for Augustana) Center, which holds 10,000 for hockey then... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denn...Premier_Center
          Current NCAA D-I rinks I've been to:

          AHA:
          B1G: UMinn, UWisc
          ECAC:
          HEA: UMass, Notre Dame
          NCHC: UMD, UND, SCSU, WMU
          WCHA: UAH, BSU, FSU, LSSU, MSU, MTU, NMU

          Inactive: BSU, UMD, UND, NMU, Notre Dame

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          • Originally posted by moose97 View Post

            Clearly you are not familiar with the Denny Sanford (the namesake donor for Augustana) Center, which holds 10,000 for hockey then... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denn...Premier_Center
            Yeah and AIC would play in an AHL arena, just sayin’
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            • Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post

              Yeah and AIC would play in an AHL arena, just sayin’
              Way to deflect from your woefully inaccurate initial comment
              Current NCAA D-I rinks I've been to:

              AHA:
              B1G: UMinn, UWisc
              ECAC:
              HEA: UMass, Notre Dame
              NCHC: UMD, UND, SCSU, WMU
              WCHA: UAH, BSU, FSU, LSSU, MSU, MTU, NMU

              Inactive: BSU, UMD, UND, NMU, Notre Dame

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              • Furthermore, Lindenwood already has a 3000 seat barn, which makes the second part of your statement only accurate for LIU as well.

                https://www.collegehockeynews.com/ne...For-Summer.php
                Current NCAA D-I rinks I've been to:

                AHA:
                B1G: UMinn, UWisc
                ECAC:
                HEA: UMass, Notre Dame
                NCHC: UMD, UND, SCSU, WMU
                WCHA: UAH, BSU, FSU, LSSU, MSU, MTU, NMU

                Inactive: BSU, UMD, UND, NMU, Notre Dame

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                • First off I have no idea why you decided to get salty about what I said. But if we’re going to be dicks about it, I’ll oblige…

                  Augustana does indeed reside in a city with a big arena. Maybe they’ll even use it. We don’t know, they haven’t said as such. Yes it helps to have it carry the name of a donor, but we otherwise have nothing else to go on. By that measure, we should just claim that St Thomas is playing in the Xcel Energy Center.

                  In fact, St Thomas must be planning on using it of course, since if they were going to use the high school rink they used in D-III then LIU wouldn’t be the “only” school without a 5000+ seat arena would they?

                  And for the matter of Lindenwood’s 2500 seater: Wodon seems to have added 500 seats for dramatic effect in his article, judging by the numbers on the website for the actual facility. Or they made upgrades that Wodon is privy to but not their web admin. Where you found an extra 2000 seats such as to say LIU is the “only” small facility and be An Annoying Person On The Internet, I’ll leave to my imagination.
                  If you want to be a BADGER, just come along with me

                  BRING BACK PAT RICHTER!!!


                  At his graduation ceremony from the U of Minnesota, my cousin got a keychain. When asked what UW gave her for graduation, my sister said, "A degree from a University that matters."

                  Canned music is a pathetic waste of your time.

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                  • Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
                    First off I have no idea why you decided to get salty about what I said. But if we’re going to be dicks about it, I’ll oblige…

                    Augustana does indeed reside in a city with a big arena. Maybe they’ll even use it. We don’t know, they haven’t said as such. Yes it helps to have it carry the name of a donor, but we otherwise have nothing else to go on. By that measure, we should just claim that St Thomas is playing in the Xcel Energy Center.

                    In fact, St Thomas must be planning on using it of course, since if they were going to use the high school rink they used in D-III then LIU wouldn’t be the “only” school without a 5000+ seat arena would they?

                    And for the matter of Lindenwood’s 2500 seater: Wodon seems to have added 500 seats for dramatic effect in his article, judging by the numbers on the website for the actual facility. Or they made upgrades that Wodon is privy to but not their web admin. Where you found an extra 2000 seats such as to say LIU is the “only” small facility and be An Annoying Person On The Internet, I’ll leave to my imagination.
                    Your direct quote was "means to seat 1000." Lindenwood is clearly above that. As is St Thomas, for that matter (1000 listed but record attendance is 1100+). Annoying? Perhaps. Accurate? Definitely more than you.
                    Current NCAA D-I rinks I've been to:

                    AHA:
                    B1G: UMinn, UWisc
                    ECAC:
                    HEA: UMass, Notre Dame
                    NCHC: UMD, UND, SCSU, WMU
                    WCHA: UAH, BSU, FSU, LSSU, MSU, MTU, NMU

                    Inactive: BSU, UMD, UND, NMU, Notre Dame

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                    • Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post

                      Yeah and AIC would play in an AHL arena, just sayin’
                      {sigh}
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                      • Originally posted by moose97 View Post

                        Your direct quote was "means to seat 1000." Lindenwood is clearly above that. As is St Thomas, for that matter (1000 listed but record attendance is 1100+). Annoying? Perhaps. Accurate? Definitely more than you.
                        Agreed. The CCHA doesn't have big arenas so it's not like 3,000, 2,500 or 1,100 is out of their league. To me the three new programs are in a good landing spot.
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                        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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                        • Originally posted by aparch View Post
                          Considering this is a four year old thread and three teams have announced their intention to jump to D1 while the Illini sit on their thumbs...


                          .... I'm gonna guess more people aren't writing a check than you assume.
                          The only thing I'm assuming is that you didn't understand my point.
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                          • Originally posted by 4four4 View Post

                            Agreed. The CCHA doesn't have big arenas so it's not like 3,000, 2,500 or 1,100 is out of their league. To me the three new programs are in a good landing spot.
                            Other than St Thomas, Ferris State is the only rink to seat less than 3,800.
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                            • Trev Alberts, former Nebraska LB, former AD at UN-Omaha, named new AD at Nebraska-Lincoln.

                              Let the speculation commence.

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                              • Originally posted by The Sicatoka View Post
                                Trev Alberts, former Nebraska LB, former AD at UN-Omaha, named new AD at Nebraska-Lincoln.

                                Let the speculation commence.
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