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  • #16
    Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

    Originally posted by schiegs View Post
    They were offered a spot and turned it down to join the CHA instead.
    RMU wanted to join Atlantic first.


    Findlay folded and the CHA was about to lose the autobid and made a better effort to lure RMU.

    Here is an outtake from and INCH.com article dated January 2004.


    "When its plans to add varsity hockey first became public on INCH in April, Robert Morris officials had expressed interest in joining the MAAC – which since has become Atlantic Hockey. Since Findlay’s decision, however, the CHA redoubled its efforts to lure the Colonials into the fold."


    Another quote from inch in April 2003


    "When asked about conference affiliation, Duzyk said the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) would make the most sense for Robert Morris due to a ready-made travel partner in Mercyhurst, located in Erie, Pa. Two MAAC hockey members, Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart, are also part of the Northeast Conference, as are the Colonials. The potential addition of Robert Morris, which currently has a club hockey program, would help the MAAC offset the losses of Fairfield and Iona, which discontinued hockey last month."


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    • #17
      Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

      Originally posted by 21st Century Schizoid Man View Post
      RMU wanted to join Atlantic first.


      Findlay folded and the CHA was about to lose the autobid and made a better effort to lure RMU.
      I think my point still stands. They were offered a spot, and turned it down (for whatever the reason.) I think they should be thankful they are not in the same boat as UAH as a result of that decision to turn it down. Had Navy decided to field a varsity program, AHA may very well have had a "No Vacancy" sign on it.
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      • #18
        Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

        Originally posted by schiegs View Post
        I think my point still stands. They were offered a spot, and turned it down (for whatever the reason.) I think they should be thankful they are not in the same boat as UAH as a result of that decision to turn it down. Had Navy decided to field a varsity program, AHA may very well have had a "No Vacancy" sign on it.


        RMU coaches, players and fans are very grateful for the chance to play in the AHA. This was expressed when they joined the conference awhile back.

        Have you heard of anybody from that side not being thankful at all?


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        • #19
          Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

          Originally posted by Maldez View Post
          Niagara used all 18 scholarships every year. Going down to just 12 in the AHA caused much weeping and the gnashing of teeth among die-hard Purple Eagle fans. Getting back to 16 in a few years should relieve much of the angst.
          There is no such thing as a Die-Hard Purple Eagle fan outside of the the Gallagher Center (Basketball arena).
          Course, That's Just my Opinion, I Could Be Wrong.

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          • #20
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            Well, Tom, I may be kinda lonely as a die-hard PE fan outside Taps but count me as the one that proves you wrong.
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            • #21
              Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

              Ow just take your Purple outfits and your dead fish and go home already...

              I think Niagara being in the league will be fun for RIT fans its like having Elmira back, just instead of having Elmira country hicks you have Niagara city bums
              Course, That's Just my Opinion, I Could Be Wrong.

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              • #22
                Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

                Originally posted by Tom Naeger View Post
                I think Niagara being in the league will be fun for RIT fans its like having Elmira back, just instead of having Elmira country hicks you have Niagara city bums
                Just because they're both Eagles... There are significant differences...
                1) Unfortunately, NU doesn't travel nearly as well as Elmira did.
                2) The few fans that do travel for NU have more class than some of the EC fans we used to encounter
                3) RIT could actually beat Elmira
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                • #23
                  Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

                  Originally posted by TigerFan86-87 View Post
                  Just because they're both Eagles... There are significant differences...
                  1) Unfortunately, NU doesn't travel nearly as well as Elmira did.
                  2) The few fans that do travel for NU have more class than some of the EC fans we used to encounter
                  2) RIT could actually beat Elmira
                  How can you have Ties to RIT and can't count?? I mean not being able to spell is understandable at RIT, but counting problems come on!
                  Course, That's Just my Opinion, I Could Be Wrong.

                  Thomas M. Naeger
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                  Rochester Institute of Technology '03


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                  • #24
                    Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

                    Well, Mr. Naeger, every board has a goat and it appears that you may be the early favorite.

                    Reported accounting costs versus the real costs or out-of-pocket expenses for a full scholly program versus a 12-man program are deceptive. The true marginal “cash costs” for a full scholly program over a 12 man program are minimal and cannot support the 12 man limit for cost containment, IMO.

                    Yep, I’m a fan of NU whether it is the hard wood or ice.



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                    • #25
                      Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

                      Originally posted by TigerFan86-87 View Post
                      Just because they're both Eagles... There are significant differences...
                      1) Unfortunately, NU doesn't travel nearly as well as Elmira did.
                      2) The few fans that do travel for NU have more class than some of the EC fans we used to encounter
                      2) RIT could actually beat Elmira
                      Well, all very true ... I especially like your #2 comments ... both of them.
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                      • #26
                        Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

                        Originally posted by eagle70 View Post
                        Reported accounting costs versus the real costs or put-of-pocket expenses for a full scholly program versus a 12-man program are deceptive. The true marginal “cash costs” for a full scholly program over a 12 man program are minimal and cannot support the 12 man limit for cost containment, IMO.
                        Interesting point. Considering true "cash costs", one might even be able to argue that fewer scholarships costs more if one wants to put together the same quality-level of team. It might be easier to just throw scholarships around to get players to come with 18, but with fewer (or zero actual athletic scholarships as in RIT) it might well take a greater recruiting budget to find the right players and get them to sign on. It would be interesting to see the overall impact on the total hockey budget. I wouldn't be surprised at all if RIT's costs exceed those of schools with a full set of scholarships given all the other places that money can be spent (or scrimped).

                        All of this points to yet another reason that number of scholarships isn't necessarily directly correlated with success on the ice.

                        I'm also looking forward to having Robert Morris and Niagara as conference opponents and hope RIT can have a little more success against them in the coming years. It is definitely a good step for the AHA and for both schools. I also suspect the additions might cause a few of the other AHA schools to try to step up their commitment to hockey (a guy can hope, right?)
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                        • #27
                          Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

                          RITProf,

                          I agree, the combination of Niagara and Robert Morris with the AHA is a win/win for all.

                          The CHA had some fine teams but the travel time and distance between member schools was prohibitive in developing a traditional fan base.

                          I am advised that NU and RIT will be “travel partners” for several games this year as well. That is welcomed news and a good start.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

                            Originally posted by Tom Naeger View Post
                            How can you have Ties to RIT and can't count?? I mean not being able to spell is understandable at RIT, but counting problems come on!
                            Darn copy-paste error! I was re-typing and re-arranging.
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                            • #29
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                              Originally posted by eagle70 View Post
                              I am advised that NU and RIT will be “travel partners” for several games this year as well. That is welcomed news and a good start.
                              That seems odd. Why wouldn't NU and CC be partners all the time?
                              Not that I'm complaining. It certainly makes life easier than RIT being "partners" with AFA, like they are most of the time.
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                              • #30
                                Re: Atlantic Hockey Scholarships

                                Originally posted by TigerFan86-87 View Post
                                That seems odd. Why wouldn't NU and CC be partners all the time?
                                Not that I'm complaining. It certainly makes life easier than RIT being "partners" with AFA, like they are most of the time.
                                I would wager that spreading around who has to partner with Air Force on a given weekend was a desirable solution to the problem of "Air Force is in Colorado".
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