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  • MTUHuskies
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    Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    The NCAA was supposed to rule on St. Thomas' "immediate playup to D-I" in the next few weeks. I wonder how the current situation changes that.
    Considering they won't have winter tournaments and spring sports starting, I don't think it should be delayed.

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  • RaceBoarder
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    The NCAA was supposed to rule on St. Thomas' "immediate playup to D-I" in the next few weeks. I wonder how the current situation changes that.

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  • J.D.
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    Is that different source a Gopher fan?

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  • 4four4
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    Rumor has it St. Thomas has two out of three doners lined up who are willing to donate each $100 million dollars to build either a dual basketball/hockey or two separate basketball and hockey arenas in St. Paul. The current on campus football stadium will be remodeled/upgraded to have suites and other amenities for non scholarship football. The baseball stadium will also be upgraded.

    They like to look at themselves as a Marquette but they feel the school has more students, doners and a prettier city.

    Different source. They are not going to purchase the land for Town & Country. It's not ever happening!

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  • 4four4
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    Originally posted by Bonin21 View Post
    The grass at Allianz has been brutal all year. That could help MN though as the best player to ever play in the MLS will be coming in the next night. Anything to mess with his game.
    The franchise said, they had a drainage problem which they fixed before installing the new grass.

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  • Bonin21
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    Originally posted by thebrain View Post
    I've heard talk about the Pioneer League (Drake, Butler and others) or the Missouri Valley(NDSU, UNI and others) for football. The Thommies will be playing a game in about a week-and-a-half at Allianz Field. The United have a home playoff game the next night. It'll be a good test on the turf.

    For hockey, the WCHA part III, or whatever it'll be called. They could make being an independent work for a few years I guess. The arena issue is going to be a problem. I don't know how much room they have left of campus for an arena. Or how well it'll go over with the neighborhood.
    The grass at Allianz has been brutal all year. That could help MN though as the best player to ever play in the MLS will be coming in the next night. Anything to mess with his game.

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  • RaceBoarder
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    Re: Starting D1 Hockey Program

    Originally posted by thebrain View Post
    I've heard talk about the Pioneer League (Drake, Butler and others) or the Missouri Valley(NDSU, UNI and others) for football. The Thommies will be playing a game in about a week-and-a-half at Allianz Field. The United have a home playoff game the next night. It'll be a good test on the turf.

    For hockey, the WCHA part III, or whatever it'll be called. They could make being an independent work for a few years I guess. The arena issue is going to be a problem. I don't know how much room they have left of campus for an arena. Or how well it'll go over with the neighborhood.
    The Pioneer League would be a decent fit since it's scholarship free.

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  • Sean Pickett
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    Originally posted by Keith-Stone View Post
    I know it starts with an “N”, but if we are talking D1 hockey king, it is definitely New York with 10 teams. If we were to list off the d3 schools that have it as well, I’d guess we have the most ncaa hockey teams of all the states.
    No, Massachusetts also has 10 DI teams. Furthermore, if I counted correctly MA has 2 D2 teams and 19 D3 teams while NY has 0 D2 and 17 D3 teams. Note, I only counted men’s teams.

    Sean
    Last edited by Sean Pickett; 10-09-2019, 05:46 PM.

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  • thebrain
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    I've heard talk about the Pioneer League (Drake, Butler and others) or the Missouri Valley(NDSU, UNI and others) for football. The Thommies will be playing a game in about a week-and-a-half at Allianz Field. The United have a home playoff game the next night. It'll be a good test on the turf.

    For hockey, the WCHA part III, or whatever it'll be called. They could make being an independent work for a few years I guess. The arena issue is going to be a problem. I don't know how much room they have left of campus for an arena. Or how well it'll go over with the neighborhood.

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  • Keith-Stone
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    Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
    A Minnesota university dropping their hockey program? They'll shutter the university before they drop hockey. This is Minnesota you're talking about... That's like asking WI to remove milk from grocery stores.

    I would put money on UST having D-I hockey before the next Big10 school. Mass, Minn, Mich... Which "M" state will be the D-I hockey king?

    I know it starts with an “N”, but if we are talking D1 hockey king, it is definitely New York with 10 teams. If we were to list off the d3 schools that have it as well, I’d guess we have the most ncaa hockey teams of all the states.

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  • 4four4
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    What would happen to the sports (ice hockey, football) that aren’t sponsored by the Summit League?

    The Summit League does not currently sponsor ice hockey or football. As a result, St. Thomas would actively pursue affiliate membership opportunities for these programs in other Division I conferences.


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  • RaceBoarder
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    Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    Don’t get me wrong, I like our collective optimism, but it’s quite amusing how we seem to fall into these traps of thinking that these hurdles aren’t a big deal.

    Maybe they figure they’ll keep their high school level facilities until they can raise the funds?
    I will admit that UST is in a very unique position with their timetable being bumped up 5 years compared to a "traditional" D-I move. That's what's compromising things here. If they had the time, I'm sure they could figure out a viable option SOMEWHERE in the MSP area while long-term fundraising begins for a permanent, 5000 seat arena. I would say that permanent arena would probably open in 2027-30 in that scenario however.

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Don’t get me wrong, I like our collective optimism, but it’s quite amusing how we seem to fall into these traps of thinking that these hurdles aren’t a big deal.

    Maybe they figure they’ll keep their high school level facilities until they can raise the funds?

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Another article that just decides to skip over the part where there aren’t appropriate facilities available.

    https://www.mankatofreepress.com/spo...840308eaa.html

    I swear, sometimes it’s no wonder that college hockey fandom is so willing to latch onto outlandish ideas like a video game, an entire Pacific coast conference springing out of nothingness, more than 1000 people watching games on Primetime cable, etc.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
    That's like asking WI to remove beer from grocery stores.
    fyp

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