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Pitt has added women’s lacrosse for 2022.  Why report it here?

https://pittsburghpanthers.com/news/2018/11/1/general-pitt-athletics-to-add-varsity-womens-lacrosse.aspx

The addition of a women’s sport leaves open the Title IX possibility to start a men’s hockey team.  A feasibility study of hockey has been rumored previously.  Arizona St added women’s lax and triathlon to remedy its Title IX situation with men’s hockey.

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Oakland U may be looking at football in addition to hockey.  But with it negotiating to buy the Palace at Auburn Hills, hockey may be much closer to reality.  Oakland U has grown a lot (new med school, law school and research) after being given its independence from Mich St, and the now with an enrollment of 20k.

https://www.wxyz.com/sports/are-hockey-and-football-in-oakland-s-plans-new-ad-steve-waterfield-will-have-to-find-out

With Green Bay looking at football too, is a Horizon League or midwest non scholarship league possible?  Valpo and  Drake MVC members), Dayton (A10),Augustana (DII now),  Green Bay, Oakland and other Horizon League schools?

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Strange all the elevations of club hockey in the west. 

Bakersfield starting a club team.  Rabobank Arena already hosts a minor league team.

https://www.bakersfield.com/sports/new-csub-club-ice-hockey-team-a-natural-progression/article_48763958-8635-11e8-9201-23338f3fbde7.html

Grand Canyon is going ACHA DI.

http://achahockey.org/view/achahockey/acha-hockey-news/news_511554

Fresno is stepping up its club program as is UNLV.

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On 11/13/2018 at 2:29 PM, SiouxVolley said:

Northern Illinois and six other Illinois area colleges are moving to ACHA DI.  NIU could be a possible NCAA DI school with that USHL arena in the county closer to Chicago.  NIU has sucked forever in mbb, so they need something.

https://northernstar.info/sports/ice-hockey-awarded-division-i-status/article_de78e05c-e69f-11e8-a0c5-c3a395cb4f4a.html

Oh man, I hope there isn't some clause in the MAC where 6 teams creates a new conference automatically like there was with the Big 10.  We'd still be a couple teams away, but man that would suck. 

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9 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

That's a horrible idea for an active shooter. The only way to stop one, harden your campus and have a good guy or gal with a gun. 

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9 hours ago, Goon said:

That's a horrible idea for an active shooter. The only way to stop one, harden your campus and have a good guy or gal with a gun. 

At UND, you could make it work by also having a 90 flex Bauer stick and a regulation goal in every classroom and kindly asking the shooter to stand just outside of the net. #scoringwoes

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7 hours ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

At UND, you could make it work by also having a 90 flex Bauer stick and a regulation goal in every classroom and kindly asking the shooter to stand just outside of the net. #scoringwoes

You could hit them with the stick. My slap shot isn’t real accurate. ;)

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.@pac12 Commissioner Larry Scott says that while he would not predict that the conference adds ice hockey in the next 5 years, he is in active discussions with NHL ownership groups and teams about the sport, & expects growth in the future. ASU is ranked #19 in the country #sbjiaf

This is interesting.

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I wouldn't believe a word Larry Scott says. Absolutely terrible at his job. 

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9 minutes ago, jdub27 said:

I wouldn't believe a word Larry Scott says. Absolutely terrible at his job. 

I'll agree he is bad at his job.

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