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.
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.
I highly doubt ND is getting a lucrative Integer Network payout, why would North Dakota get one?
UND created the NCHC with DU and it succeeded -- they're not going to B1G unless B1G makes it worth their while.