I have accepted the gigantic changes in college hockey only because there's no other choice. I loved the WCHA, as it was, and will miss it.
I won't list all of the things that concern me about the new conferences, although there are many...
But ONE thing I was concerned about was that Big Ten hockey would feel like an afterthought to the Big Ten itself. I realize college hockey is going to generate a fraction of the revenue football and basketball bring to the conference, and that goes without saying, but can the Big Ten at least PRETEND to be excited about the upcoming season?
When you look at the nWCHA and NCHC websites you get a feeling that these conferences are actually interested and excited about the new landscape and about their future.
What about the Big Ten? This is borderline embarrassing.
P.S.- Penn State I passionately hate you, at least for the first 10 years.