UND cut their women's hockey program
by DakotaDomer (2017-04-07 20:04:29)
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This is news but certainly now news that an nD hockey fan cares about, right?

Well, the oft-repeated idea that UND will join B1G is now part of ND's newsfeed...will there be an 8th team and whom is going to come up a lot.

I take UND cutting women's hockey as a sign that there are not any serious talks between B1G and UND because B1G would want UND to bring the women's program as well. It checks all of the B1G boxes and if a lucrative B1G revenue share was in their future they wouldn't need to cut so many programs as well.

University of Illinois seems the most likely to me but they're going to need a PSU style backer...State of Illinois isn't going to pony up the dough


You do know that:
by gond79  (2017-04-09 09:40:07)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

1. The B1G does not sponsor women's hockey,
2. There are only four B1G schools that have women's hockey, and
3. UND has been in the same league, the WCHA, as three of those schools.


I know all 3
by DakotaDomer  (2017-04-09 21:00:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And I also know the B1G wants no part of any gender based controversies and would love to one day start a women's hockey conference as well.


Why would there be an Integer Network payout?
by Mr Wednesday  (2017-04-08 10:35:36)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I highly doubt ND is getting a lucrative Integer Network payout, why would North Dakota get one?


Why would they leave without it?
by DakotaDomer  (2017-04-08 16:07:47)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

UND created the NCHC with DU and it succeeded -- they're not going to B1G unless B1G makes it worth their while.


It's not like we have a women's hockey team. *
by G.K.Chesterton  (2017-04-07 22:57:11)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


how can you cut a program you never had? *
by dbcsmith  (2017-04-08 15:27:44)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


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