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  • Originally posted by wsummers View Post

    ASU will have 14 “home” games, they just will be hundreds of miles from Arizona.
    4four4 brought up last change. What about games at Notre Dame or Michigan State? Will AzSt demand the home bench, since in those two arenas with split benches you get the added benefit of having the penalty box right next to you as opposed to 85 feet away on the other side of the ice surface?

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    • Originally posted by rpi82 View Post

      I don't care how good they are at distance learning, 14 consecutive road trips of 1200 to 1800 miles makes a mockery of the term student athlete. That's a schedule even professional athletes would find grueling.
      I did 2.5 years of 3 weeks Europe, 3 weeks USA. It did get tiring towards the end. But these guys are younger than I was at the time I did the heavy travel schedule.
      With most classes now on-line, it doesn't much matter if you are 1800 miles away or down the street from the classroom. The world has changed for this year at least. The mockery might have more to do with not physically attending classes than traveling, but then that also applies to student student.

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      • Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
        Those "several other teams" would be first year Long Island University and who?
        Everyone else is in a conference and wouldn't / couldn't commit to giving the BigTen 28 road non-conference games.
        Contracts can be broken if you have the money or legal wherewithal.

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        • Originally posted by John J. MacInnes View Post

          4four4 brought up last change. What about games at Notre Dame or Michigan State? Will AzSt demand the home bench, since in those two arenas with split benches you get the added benefit of having the penalty box right next to you as opposed to 85 feet away on the other side of the ice surface?
          Good questions! ASU might demand it but that doesn't mean they'd get it. Guess we'll see how it goes.

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            • Originally posted by John J. MacInnes View Post

              4four4 brought up last change. What about games at Notre Dame or Michigan State? Will AzSt demand the home bench, since in those two arenas with split benches you get the added benefit of having the penalty box right next to you as opposed to 85 feet away on the other side of the ice surface?
              Michigan State is switching sides this year because their new locker room is on the southside...not sure if the penalty box situation will be the same or not.

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              • Originally posted by 4four4 View Post

                So they will receive the last line change for 14 "home" games? Will they also receive any money by doing this?
                I haven’t heard of any money being exchanged. With most conferences doing away with non-conference games ASU didn’t really have a lot (if any) options if they wanted to play this season. Of course, if they are doing mostly remote learning they could probably hangout in the midwest near an ice sheet instead of traveling to and from AZ every weekend.

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                • Originally posted by wsummers View Post

                  I haven’t heard of any money being exchanged. With most conferences doing away with non-conference games ASU didn’t really have a lot (if any) options if they wanted to play this season. Of course, if they are doing mostly remote learning they could probably hangout in the midwest near an ice sheet instead of traveling to and from AZ every weekend.
                  Recruting pitch: "Come to ASU where it's sunny and warm all year round. Don't forget we have coeds!"
                  Reality: "I know it's -15 in MSP right now, but it'll be 20 in Columbus next week."

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                  • Originally posted by wsummers View Post

                    I haven’t heard of any money being exchanged. With most conferences doing away with non-conference games ASU didn’t really have a lot (if any) options if they wanted to play this season. Of course, if they are doing mostly remote learning they could probably hangout in the midwest near an ice sheet instead of traveling to and from AZ every weekend.
                    Yes, I read somewhere staying a week up north to catch the 2 weekends, then traveling back for 1-2 weeks before the next 2 weekends.

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                    • Originally posted by TalonsUpPuckDown View Post

                      Recruting pitch: "Come to ASU where it's sunny and warm all year round. Don't forget we have coeds!"
                      Reality: "I know it's -15 in MSP right now, but it'll be 20 in Columbus next week."
                      To clarify your proposed pitch for this Covid year "Come to ASU where every other week you'll get out of that dreary, cloudy, freezing, icy, blizzardly, miserable Midwest weather" instead of every week.
                      You know that old saying......"the first snowflake to hit me is God's fault, the second snowflake is my fault".
                      BTW, I was glad to see BGSU was able to save their baseball team. Always good for the regional student athletes to have opportunities close to home.

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                      • Originally posted by wsummers View Post

                        Michigan State is switching sides this year because their new locker room is on the southside...not sure if the penalty box situation will be the same or not.
                        They stopped the construction before getting to that point. No changes for MSU this season, but when they do move the penalty box is moving as well.

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                        • Originally posted by Sol Diablo View Post

                          Contracts can be broken if you have the money or legal wherewithal.
                          So you are suggesting teams would gladly pay an exit fee to leave their existing conference, to be a one-year non-conference partner of the Big with no home games and then be stuck as an independent next year when the Big no longer needs them to be their plug? When you look at it that way, I can see why a lot of teams were close to going with that option but I don't have confirmation from any sources at this time to know who else was close to pulling the trigger.

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                          • Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
                            So you are suggesting teams would gladly pay an exit fee to leave their existing conference, to be a one-year non-conference partner of the Big with no home games and then be stuck as an independent next year when the Big no longer needs them to be their plug? When you look at it that way, I can see why a lot of teams were close to going with that option but I don't have confirmation from any sources at this time to know who else was close to pulling the trigger.
                            I didn't say gladly, didn't say 1 year deal. I know of 3 teams getting dumped by their conference after this year assuming they get to play this year, besides another independent and a newly announced NCAA team.

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                            • Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
                              Those "several other teams" would be first year Long Island University and who?
                              Everyone else is in a conference and wouldn't / couldn't commit to giving the BigTen 28 road non-conference games.
                              I have to admit, I'm somewhat surprised Arizona St committed to this. Did I miss announcements from other conferences on schedules? I would have thought maybe Arizona St could agree to a road trip to each of the B1G schools (14 games) and then maybe try to fill the rest assuming others had some limited non-conference games. If necessary, 4-8 games against LIU, get a couple home games against Alaska and Huntsville (with the promise of trips in future years when those schools may be facing scheduling difficulties), and maybe Air Force or fill in a couple of home dates against DII schools if there's really a void.

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                              • Originally posted by John J. MacInnes View Post

                                Other than the fact that by making this agreement and ruling out any other non-conference games, the Big Ten and AzSt just effectively killed the PairWise and RPI. And considering that my information says that the biggest holdup right now is agreeing on a way to determine the NCAA tournament field - due in large part to the apprehension toward having a human committee to do it - these schools have just made it more difficult to determine.
                                Makes me wonder if have some kind of format/field similar to when each conference tournament champion and regular season champion made the field. Doing that with the current 6 conferences would be 12 teams, and I could see them giving a third spot to each of the Nacho, B1G, HE, and ECAC and freezing out the WCHA and Atlantic - who with a guaranteed 2 teams are already doing better than most years. Then, if Arizona St plays well enough, it would probably be at the expense of that 3rd B1G school, and if LIU plays, I'm guessing it would be at the expense of an ECAC school (depending on their schedule).

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