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57 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

There are increasing numbers of lax players in that same region. Not sayin', jus' sayin'. 

But that said, are we cleared to cut sports if participant numbers are on the downward slide? 

Women’s lax is another brutally sexist sport that is unwatchable.

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14 minutes ago, northernraider said:

Huh, no mention of baseball being cut and mens golf on life support. 

I know, right?  High school boys' baseball is now being played at places like Heart River -- where on earth can boys go to play college baseball after high school?   

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On 6/14/2018 at 2:22 PM, cberkas said:

LIU-Brooklyn?

Culver prep school I guess. For some reason he couldn't get a college job after blindly spending his program into the ground while the rest of the school experienced budget cuts. 

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On 9/28/2018 at 11:36 PM, cberkas said:

I was waiting for this to get posted. 

A number of those NEWHA schools will have TItle IX problems if they don’t start men’s hockey, which may very well come later.  But they need one more as Sacred Heart won’t leave the AHA for a startup league.

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10 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

A number of those NEWHA schools will have TItle IX problems if they don’t start men’s hockey, which may very well come later.  But they need one more as Sacred Heart won’t leave the AHA for a startup league.

I don’t think it’s going to matter, some if not all of the DII schools men’s team plays in NCAA DIII. And they can’t offer scholarships anyway in DI. Maybe and it’s a long shot that the DII men’s teams try to move up to DI.

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On 10/1/2018 at 1:39 AM, cberkas said:

I don’t think it’s going to matter, some if not all of the DII schools men’s team plays in NCAA DIII. And they can’t offer scholarships anyway in DI. Maybe and it’s a long shot that the DII men’s teams try to move up to DI.

This article says several more schools are rumored to be moving up in WIH, like Assumption, Stonehill and Southern New Hampshire.  All of them are DII and most have DII men’s teams that can’t play for anything.  Wouldn’t be surprised if there is a new DI men’s league, as a DII one never made sense.  Those schools offer men’s hockey scholarships now and in the past.  LIU has now an enormous athletic program that needs men’s hockey after all the duplications of CW Posts programs are cut.

https://www.theicegarden.com/2018/9/26/17905916/new-england-womens-hockey-alliance-officially-announces-formation-new-ncaa-womens-hockey-conference

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15 minutes ago, cberkas said:

They will probably win a title before the Wild ever do.

Considering there are only 5 teams I will have to go with ya 

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18 minutes ago, cberkas said:

Northern Michigan looking to add women’s hockey. That might kill any chance Lindenwood has to get in the WCHA now.

http://www.miningjournal.net/sports/2018/10/nmu-looks-at-adding-more-sports/

So the writer repeatedly mentions WIH, but then there's this:

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“The Strategic Edge feasibility study is focused on women’s and men’s rifle, women’s and men’s alpine skiing, women’s and men’s tennis, as well as men’s cross country and track and field.”

 

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1 hour ago, cberkas said:

Northern Michigan looking to add women’s hockey. That might kill any chance Lindenwood has to get in the WCHA now.

http://www.miningjournal.net/sports/2018/10/nmu-looks-at-adding-more-sports/

If Ohio St leaves to the CHA, the WCHA can best use two more.  Another caveat could be if Illinois and Oakland start teams.

If NMU needs more students enrolled, lax would be a better option as there are more players and not full scholarships.  NMU has a dome too.

Rifle, alpine and WIH would compete at the DI level though.

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36 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

If Ohio St leaves to the CHA, the WCHA can best use two more.  Another caveat could be if Illinois and Oakland start teams.

If NMU needs more students enrolled, lax would be a better option as there are more players and not full scholarships.  NMU has a dome too.

Rifle, alpine and WIH would compete at the DI level though.

Why would Ohio State leave the WCHA?

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16 minutes ago, cberkas said:

Why would Ohio State leave the WCHA?

If 2 more Big Ten teams started programs, they would be forced to... wouldn't they?

 

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3 minutes ago, SWSiouxMN said:

If 2 more Big Ten teams started programs, they would be forced to... wouldn't they?

No choice according to men's hockey.  Rules are firm.  ;)

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There are Big Ten posters who insist there is no six team B1G rule and six teams doesn’t require a Big Ten championship.  In the MIH case, Penn St wanted it, Wisconsin with Alvarez wanted it (hated the playing non B1G WCHA schools as were not worthy of them), and the CCHA B1G schools wanted it, and Delaney and the Big Ten Conference Network wanted it for programming.  Minnesota had to accept or be kicked out and lose vast sums annually, or at least that is what they spun to the press.  Penn St had a independent team for a couple of years so six teams does not automatically mandate a B1G league.

If Illinois, Iowa and Rutgers start M&W hockey, a B1G WIH League is not Inevitable.  The Michigan’s have shown no movement to WIH.  The B1G Network does not want any part of WIH so the schools can do their own thing.  Several Big Ten posters insist that is true as they have had conference bylaws in their possession.  Maybe those who don’t agree can take their beefs to them.

Ohio St WIH might just like playing Penn St and Syracuse instead of Minnie and Sconnie.  Clarkson has won mostly on Toronto talent and Ohio St is closer to Ontario than Minnie and western Canada.

 

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11 hours ago, SWSiouxMN said:

If 2 more Big Ten teams started programs, they would be forced to... wouldn't they?

 

The B1G said they had no intention to take the women's teams out of the best conference in women’s hockey.

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6 hours ago, cberkas said:

The B1G said they had no intention to take the women's teams out of the best conference in women’s hockey.

Oh sure... now they say this.

Where was this bright idea 7 years ago?

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10 hours ago, SWSiouxMN said:

Oh sure... now they say this.

Where was this bright idea 7 years ago?

They said it around when the B1G started on the men's side.

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